n 1: a close observer; someone who looks at something (such as an exhibition of some kind); "the spectators applauded the performance"; "television viewers"; "sky watchers discovered a new star" [syn: spectator, witness, viewer, watcher, looker] 2: a woman's pump with medium heel; usually in contrasting colors for toe and heel [syn: spectator pump, spectator]
nounEtymology: Latin, from spectare to watch Date: circa 1586 1. one who looks on or watches 2. a woman's pump usually having contrasting colors with a perforated design at the toe and sometimes heel • spectatoradjective • spectatorialadjective • spectatorshipnoun
n. a person who looks on at a show, game, incident, etc. Phrases and idioms: spectator sport a sport attracting spectators rather than participants. Derivatives: spectatorial adj. Etymology: F spectateur or L spectator f. spectare: see SPECTACLE
Spectator Spec*ta"tor, n. [L. spectator: cf. F. spectateur. See Spectacle.] One who on; one who sees or beholds; a beholder; one who is personally present at, and sees, any exhibition; as, the spectators at a show. ``Devised and played to take spectators.''