1. One who observes, or pays attention to, anything; especially, one engaged in, or trained to habits of, close and exact observation; as, an astronomical observer.
The observed of all observers. --Shak.
Careful observers may foretell the hour,
By sure prognostic, when to dread a shower. --Swift.
2. One who keeps any law, custom, regulation, rite, etc.; one who conforms to anything in practice. “Diligent observers of old customs.”
These . . . hearkened unto observers of times. --Deut. xviii. 14.
3. One who fulfills or performs; as, an observer of his promises.
4. A sycophantic follower. [Obs.]
n 1: a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the
senses [syn: perceiver, beholder]
2: an expert who observes and comments on something [syn: commentator]