Definition of 'witness'

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What nobody realised is that they were about to witness a unique piece of sporting history. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He is bearing witness to the birth of a myth. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Many phases of the action could be witnessed from one spot. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The witness says he was concerned about whether the intervention was an abuse of public office. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The team spent two years amassing evidence from witnesses. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Although you can easily witness the spectacle by boat, be careful. Smithsonian Mag (2017)But after witnessing her popularity first hand, he was won over. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A witness reported seeing a masked man climb out and run off. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Today, his team announces its full review of the case and is appealing for new witnesses to come forward. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Not that we actually witness that last one. The Sun (2012)We were concerned that witnesses disagreed about the nature of demand for urgent and emergency care. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Police have interviewed pupils who witnessed the accident in the school grounds. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We are looking for more witnesses and evidence. Times, Sunday Times (2015)All four internationals were seen as witnesses. The Sun (2010)They bear witness to what the researchers themselves have observed. Porush, David A Short Guide to Writing About Science (1995)Many of them witness terrible crimes that they are powerless to stop. The Sun (2008)Witnesses placed him at the crime scenes. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Witnesses and defendants can be protected from injustice by robust restrictions. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Two other convicts were in court as witnesses. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We are encouraging witnesses to come forward. The Sun (2012)There must also be a witness present. Times, Sunday Times (2006)As a doctor he witnesses first hand the deadly toll of this violence. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The police are reluctant to talk about witness evidence. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Police are appealing for witnesses to the accident. The Sun (2014)It did not depend on the evidence of witnesses as to how they had understood the document. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But to what is it bearing witness? Times, Sunday Times (2010)He spent days in the pub but only witnessed petty crime. The Sun (2013)And where does she get a witness at one or two in the morning when violence is most likely to occur? Turner, Janine Behind Closed Doors - advice for families with violence in the home (1988)He added that after the attack a witness had seen two men laughing and talking as they hurried through a park. Times, Sunday Times (2013)To witness this person struggle against and overcome the worst kind of ugliness humanity has to offer was both upsetting and inspiring. The Sun (2013)Once the regulator has launched an investigation, it can take years reviewing documents and witness evidence before issuing a warning notice. Times, Sunday Times (2016)

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British English: witness /ˈwɪtnɪs/ NOUN
A witness to an event such as an accident or crime is a person who saw it.
Witnesses say they saw an explosion.
  • American English: witness
  • Arabic: شَاهِد
  • Brazilian Portuguese: testemunha
  • Chinese: 证人
  • Croatian: svjedok
  • Czech: svědek
  • Danish: vidne
  • Dutch: getuige
  • European Spanish: testigo
  • Finnish: todistaja
  • French: témoin
  • German: Zeuge
  • Greek: μάρτυρας
  • Italian: testimone
  • Japanese: 目撃者
  • Korean: 증인
  • Norwegian: vitne
  • Polish: świadek zeznanie
  • European Portuguese: testemunha
  • Romanian: martor
  • Russian: свидетель
  • Latin American Spanish: testigo
  • Swedish: vittne
  • Thai: พยาน
  • Turkish: tanık
  • Ukrainian: свідок
  • Vietnamese: nhân chứng
British English: witness VERB
If you witness something, you see it happen.
Anyone who witnessed the attack should call the police.


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