Associations to the word «Witness»


WITNESS, noun. (uncountable) Attestation of a fact or event; testimony.
WITNESS, noun. (countable) One who sees or has personal knowledge of something.
WITNESS, noun. (countable) Someone called to give evidence in a court.
WITNESS, noun. (countable) Something that serves as evidence; a sign.
WITNESS, verb. (transitive) To furnish proof of, to show.
WITNESS, verb. (transitive) To take as evidence.
WITNESS, verb. (transitive) To see or gain knowledge of through experience.
WITNESS, verb. (intransitive) (construed with to or for) To present personal religious testimony; to preach at (someone) or on behalf of.
WITNESS, verb. To see the execution of (a legal instrument), and subscribe it for the purpose of establishing its authenticity.
WITNESS, noun. Jehovah's Witness
WITNESS BOX, noun. (chiefly British) A witness stand in a courtroom.
WITNESS BOXES, noun. Plural of witness box
WITNESS MARK, noun. A scratch or similar mark on each half of an assembly used to position or locate parts
WITNESS MARKS, noun. Plural of witness mark
WITNESS PROTECTION, noun. A government program that provides new identities and protection for witnesses who come forward and testify against dangerous targets
WITNESS STAND, noun. An enclosed area in a courtroom where witnesses give their evidence.
WITNESS STANDS, noun. Plural of witness stand
WITNESS TAMPERING, noun. Talking to a witness, hoping for them to lie, or change their opinion, about what really happened.

Dictionary definition

WITNESS, noun. Someone who sees an event and reports what happened.
WITNESS, noun. 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".
WITNESS, noun. Testimony by word or deed to your religious faith.
WITNESS, noun. (law) a person who attests to the genuineness of a document or signature by adding their own signature.
WITNESS, noun. (law) a person who testifies under oath in a court of law.
WITNESS, verb. Be a witness to; "She witnessed the accident and had to testify in court".
WITNESS, verb. 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".

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