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spectator

spec·ta·tor

spectator

 
 
pronunciation:
spek teI tr
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: one that watches or observes.
Spectators gathered to watch the two men fighting outside the bar.I prefer to do my exercises without spectators.
synonyms:
observer, onlooker
similar words:
witness
definition 2: one who attends and sees a public display or show such as an athletic contest.
The stadium was filled with excited spectators.
antonyms:
participant
similar words:
onlooker
derivation: spectatorial (adj.)
Word Parts
The word spectator contains the following parts:
-ator Latin noun-forming suffix that means a person or thing that does
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The suffix -ator turns verbs ending in -ate into nouns. It is a compound of -ate + -or.