AskDefine | Define watcher

Dictionary Definition



1 a close observer; someone who looks at something (such as an exhibition of some kind); "the spectators applauded the performance"; "television viewers"; "sky watchers discovered a new star" [syn: spectator, witness, viewer, looker]
2 a guard who keeps watch [syn: watchman, security guard]
3 a person who keeps a devotional vigil by a sick bed or by a dead body

User Contributed Dictionary





  1. someone who watches or observes
  2. someone who keeps vigil
  3. a guard

Extensive Definition

Watcher may refer to:
In print:
In television and film:
In music:
  • Watcher (presence), a subscriber for presence information
  • Bahl'al, one of the six Fallen Lords of the computer game series Myth

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Argus, Charley, TV-viewer, airplane spotter, beholder, bird-watcher, bystander, drugstore cowboy, eyewitness, fire patrolman, fire warden, fireguard, forward observer, gaper, gazer, gazer-on, girl-watcher, goggler, kibitzer, looker, looker-on, lookout, lookout man, night watchman, observer, ogler, onlooker, patrol, patroller, patrolman, perceiver, percipient, picket, roundsman, scout, seer, sentinel, sentry, sidewalk superintendent, spectator, spectatress, spectatrix, spotter, televiewer, television-viewer, vedette, video-gazer, viewer, watch, watchkeeper, watchman, witness
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