Definition of 'observer'
Video: pronunciation of 'observer'
Example sentences containing 'observer'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
To any interested observer he might have been a father taking out his daughter for a celebratory dinner. THE ENDLESS GAME (2001)Of course, the casual observer would never have guessed how little the island meant to him. TREASON KEEP (2001)
Ken's forte was not interpersonal interaction, being more of an observer of reaction than a participant. FLOATING CITY (2001)
Trends of 'observer'
Very Common. observer is one of the 4000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'observer'
British English: observer /əbˈzɜːvə/ NOUN
An observer is someone who sees or notices something.
`He lost his temper completely,' said an observer.
- American English: observer
- Arabic: مُرَاقِبٌّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: observador
- Chinese: 观察者
- Croatian: promatrač
- Czech: přihlížející
- Danish: observatør
- Dutch: observator
- European Spanish: observador
- Finnish: tarkkailija
- French: observateur
- German: Beobachter
- Greek: παρατηρητής
- Italian: osservatore
- Japanese: 観察者
- Korean: 관찰자
- Norwegian: observatør
- Polish: obserwator
- European Portuguese: observador
- Romanian: observator
- Russian: наблюдатель
- Spanish: observador
- Swedish: observatör
- Thai: ผู้สังเกตการณ์
- Turkish: gözlemci
- Ukrainian: спостерігач
- Vietnamese: quan sát viên
Definition of observer from the Collins English Dictionary
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Meme Ban, Heart Age & Collagin: September’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this September with Robert Groves.
Collins Reference Catalogue 2019
View our new 2019 reference catalogue. From dictionaries, phrasebooks, language learning, atlases and maps, general reference and puzzles, you'll be sure to find books that appeal to you.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.