(noun, verb)


1. someone who sees an event and reports what happened

Similar word(s): informant, witnesser

Definition categories: person, beholder, observer, perceiver, percipient, speaker, talker, utterer, verbalizer

2. a close observer; someone who looks at something (such as an exhibition of some kind)

Similar word(s): looker, spectator, viewer, watcher

Definition categories: person, beholder, observer, perceiver, percipient

3. testimony by word or deed to your religious faith

Definition categories: communication, testimony

4. (law) a person who attests to the genuineness of a document or signature by adding their own signature

Similar word(s): attestant, attestor

Definition categories: person, signatory, signer

5. (law) a person who testifies under oath in a court of law

Definition categories: person, individual, mortal, somebody, someone, soul

Sentences with witness as a noun:

- She can bear witness, since she was there at the time.

- As a witness to the event, I can confirm that he really said that.

- The witness for the prosecution did not seem very credible.


1. be a witness to

- She witnessed the accident and had to testify in court

Definition categories: perception, watch

2. perceive or be contemporaneous with

Similar word(s): find, see

Definition categories: perception, experience, see

Sentences with witness as a verb:

- This certificate witnesses his presence on that day.

- He witnessed the accident.

- to witness a bond or a deed