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SPECTA'TOR, n. [L. whence]
noun Etymology: Latin, from spectare to watch Date: circa 1586
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.''
(spectators) A spectator is someone who watches something, especially a sporting event. Thirty thousand spectators watched the final game. N-COUNT
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