(1) Testimony by word or deed to your religious faith
(2) A close observer; someone who looks at something (such as an exhibition of some kind)
"The spectators applauded the performance"
"Sky watchers discovered a new star"
(3) Someone who sees an event and reports what happened
(4) (law) a person who attests to the genuineness of a document or signature by adding their own signature
(5) (law) a person who testifies under oath in a court of law
(6) Be a witness to
"She witnessed the accident and had to testify in court"
(7) Perceive or be contemporaneous with
"We found Republicans winning the offices"
"You'll see a lot of cheating in this school"
"The 1960's saw the rebellion of the younger generation against established traditions"
"I want to see results"
- Attestation of a fact or event.
- She can bear witness, since she was there at the time.
- One who has a personal knowledge of something.
- As a witness to the event, I can tell you that he really said that.
- Someone called to give evidence in a court.
- The witness for the prosecution did not seem very credible.
- Something that serves as evidence; a sign.
- To furnish proof of, to show.
- This certificate witnesses his presence on that day.
- 1667: round he throws his baleful eyes / That witness'd huge affliction and dismay — John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book 1 ll. 56-7
- To take as evidence.
- To see, note, or gain knowledge of.
- He witnessed the accident.
- To preach at someone.
- "I don't really want to be actively harrassed (I mean witnessed to) (...)"