Definition of 'spectator'
Video: pronunciation of 'spectator'
Example sentences containing 'spectator'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
There were many more spectators seemingly enjoying the mayhem. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Twenty thousand spectators cheer loudly as they complete a vital clear round. The Sun (2012)She carried it off effortlessly and the male spectators watched her more closely than the polo. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We will ensure we leave no stone unturned in ensuring the safety of players and spectators. The Sun (2009)We want a clean game and the spectators deserve that. The Sun (2010)There are so many spectators and fans. Times, Sunday Times (2014)That goes for the thousands of spectators who helped make it a day to remember. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The game is owned by players and by spectators. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Nowhere does the game draw spectators to matches in such consistently high numbers. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But his spectators are not expected to lose too much sleep over the process. Times, Sunday Times (2012)That is when you realise how many spectators there are. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Many players and spectators feared it was a bomb. The Sun (2010)It was not a good look and many spectators laughed. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He rarely seems to get flustered and is clearly popular with players and spectators alike. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Spectators are expected not to stand outside and observe but to enter and be surrounded by shambolic stage sets. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is virtually impossible to know how many spectators paid to get in and how many possessed complimentary tickets. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The barrage from spectators was expected. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We need to make sure what the spectators are watching, they understand. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Spectators watched with respect as batsmen refused to take the easy option of buckling in self-pity. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It'll be a good game for the spectators. The Sun (2011)One of the hardy perennials of the Open has been the attendance of hundreds of thousands of spectators. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He is a mere spectator, watching fragments of his life unfold with a kind of mild curiosity. Times, Sunday Times (2007)As part of the celebration, a formation of fighter jets roared across the sky to the delight of thousands of cheering spectators. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The England goalkeeper has often been a spectator in home games in recent years but here he was undoubtedly man of the match. The Sun (2015)
Trends of 'spectator'
In Common Usage. spectator is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'spectator'
British English: spectator /spɛkˈteɪtə/ NOUN
A spectator is someone who watches something, especially a sporting event.
Thirty thousand spectators watched the game.
- American English: spectator
- Arabic: مُشَاهِد
- Brazilian Portuguese: espectador
- Chinese: 观众
- Croatian: promatrač
- Czech: divák sport
- Danish: tilskuer
- Dutch: toeschouwer
- European Spanish: espectador espectáculo
- Finnish: katsoja
- French: spectateur
- German: Zuschauer
- Greek: θεατής
- Italian: spettatore
- Japanese: 観客
- Korean: 관중
- Norwegian: tilskuer
- Polish: widz
- European Portuguese: espectador
- Romanian: spectator
- Russian: зритель
- Spanish: espectador
- Swedish: åskådare
- Thai: ผู้ชม
- Turkish: izleyici
- Ukrainian: глядач
- Vietnamese: khán giả
Definition of spectator from the Collins English Dictionary
5 unusual words & phrases to upgrade your World Cup 2018 banter
Impress your friends, family and colleagues with this unusual collection of football lingo.
Audrey Brow, Unicorn Farts & Space Grease: June’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this June with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.