English Online Dictionary. What means observer? What does observer mean?
From observe + -er.
- (US) IPA(key): /əbˈzɝvɚ/, /ɑb-/
- (UK) IPA(key): /əbˈzɜːvə/, /ɒb-/
observer (plural observers)
- One who makes observations, monitors or takes notice
- One who adheres or follows laws, guidelines, etc.
- A person sent as a representative, to a meeting or other function to monitor but not to participate
- A country or other entity which has limited participation rights within an organization.
- (military) A crew member on an aircraft who makes observations of enemy positions or aircraft
- (military) A sentry etc. manning an observation post
- air observer
- political observer
- beholder (sense 1 only)
- observer pattern
- observer in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- observer in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
Borrowed from Latin observāre, present active infinitive of observo.
- IPA(key): /ɔp.sɛʁ.ve/
- to observe, watch
- to note, notice
- to keep, maintain
- “observer” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
- first-person singular present passive subjunctive of observō
- imperative of observere