noun Date: 1606 one that looks on; especially a passive spectator • onlooking adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • onlooker — index bystander, eyewitness, witness Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • onlooker — c.1600, from ON (Cf. on) + LOOK (Cf. look) …   Etymology dictionary

  • onlooker — looker on, *spectator, observer, beholder, witness, eyewitness, bystander, kibitzer …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • onlooker — [n] person observing an event beholder, bystander, eyewitness, looker on, observer, sightseer, spectator, viewer, watcher, witness; concept 423 Ant. participant …   New thesaurus

  • onlooker — ► NOUN ▪ a non participating observer; a spectator. DERIVATIVES onlooking adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • onlooker — [än′look΄ər] n. a person who watches without taking part; spectator onlooking adj., n …   English World dictionary

  • onlooker — UK [ˈɒnˌlʊkə(r)] / US [ˈɑnˌlʊkər] noun [countable] Word forms onlooker : singular onlooker plural onlookers someone who watches something happen but does not take part in it …   English dictionary

  • onlooker — noun A spectator; someone looks on or watches, without becoming involved or participating. I wasn’t in the fight, I was only an onlooker …   Wiktionary

  • onlooker — [[t]ɒ̱nlʊkə(r)[/t]] onlookers N COUNT An onlooker is someone who watches an event take place but does not take part in it. A handful of onlookers stand in the field watching. Syn: spectator …   English dictionary

  • onlooker — /on look euhr, awn /, n. spectator; observer; witness. [1600 10; ON + LOOKER, after v. phrase look on] * * * …   Universalium

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