Ob*serv"er (?), n.


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.


One who keeps any law, custom, regulation, rite, etc.; one who conforms to anything in practice.

"Diligent observers of old customs."


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


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


A sycophantic follower.


Beau. & Fl.


© Webster 1913.

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