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Definition 1: testimony by word or deed to your religious faith - [noun denoting communication]

(witness is a kind of ...) a solemn statement made under oath

(... is a kind of witness ) the first pillar of Islam is an affirmation of faith

Definition 2: someone who sees an event and reports what happened - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for witness in the sense of this definition

(witness is a kind of ...) a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses

(witness is a kind of ...) someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous)

"the speaker at commencement" "an utterer of useful maxims"

(... is a kind of witness ) someone who affirms or vouches for the correctness or truth or genuineness of something

(... is a kind of witness ) a person who testifies or gives a deposition

Definition 3: a close observer; someone who looks at something (such as an exhibition of some kind) - [noun denoting person]

Samples where witness or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the spectators applauded the performance
  • television viewers
  • sky watchers discovered a new star

Synonyms for witness in the sense of this definition

(witness is a kind of ...) a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses

(... is a kind of witness ) a viewer who gazes fixedly (often with hostility)

(... is a kind of witness ) a secret watcher; someone who secretly watches other people

"my spies tell me that you had a good time last night"

(... is a kind of witness ) a person who stares inquisitively

(... is a kind of witness ) someone who attends the theater

(... is a kind of witness ) someone who looks on

(... is a kind of witness ) a viewer who gives a flirtatious or lewd look at another person

(... is a kind of witness ) someone who goes to see movies

(... is a kind of witness ) a spectator who stares stupidly without intelligent awareness

(... is a kind of witness ) a spectator who can describe what happened

(... is a kind of witness ) a spectator who shouts encouragement

(... is a kind of witness ) a nonparticipant spectator

(... is a kind of witness ) a viewer who looks around casually without seeking anything in particular

(... is a kind of witness ) a viewer who enjoys seeing the sex acts or sex organs of others

Definition 4: (law) a person who attests to the genuineness of a document or signature by adding their own signature - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for witness in the sense of this definition

(witness is a kind of ...) someone who signs and is bound by a document

(witness belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 5: (law) a person who testifies under oath in a court of law - [noun denoting person]

(witness is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

(... is a kind of witness ) a witness whose relationship to the opposing party is such that his or her testimony may be prejudiced against the opposing party

"a hostile witness can be asked leading questions and cross-examined"

(... is a kind of witness ) a witness who testifies under oath as to the good reputation of another person in the community where that person lives

(... is a kind of witness ) a witness who has knowledge not normally possessed by the average person concerning the topic that he is to testify about

(... is a kind of witness ) any witness who does not testify as an expert witness

(... is a kind of witness ) a witness whose testimony is both relevant to the matter at issue and required in order to resolve the matter

(witness belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 6: be a witness to - [verb of perception]

Samples where witness or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She witnessed the accident and had to testify in court

(witness is a kind of ...) look attentively

"watch a basketball game"

(... is a kind of witness ) be present at an event and see it with one's own eyes

Definition 7: perceive or be contemporaneous with - [verb of perception]

Samples where witness or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for witness in the sense of this definition

(witness is a kind of ...) undergo or live through a difficult experience

"We had many trials to go through" "he saw action in Viet Nam"

(... is a kind of witness ) become aware of

"he caught her staring out the window"

(witness has a similar meaning as ...) get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally

"I learned that she has two grown-up children" "I see that you have been promoted"

(witness has a similar meaning as ...) perceive oneself to be in a certain condition or place

"I found myself in a difficult situation" "When he woke up, he found himself in a hospital room"

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