Ob*serv"er (?), n.

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."

Spenser.

These... hearkend unto observers of times. Deut. xviii. 14.

3.

One who fulfills or performs; as, an observer of his promises.

4.

A sycophantic follower.

[Obs.]

Beau. & Fl.

 

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