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Definition of "viewer" []

  • One that views, especially an onlooker or spectator. (noun)
  • Any of various optical devices used to facilitate the viewing of photographic transparencies by illuminating or magnifying them. (noun)
  • A person who watches television or movies: viewers of prime-time shows; viewers of action movies. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "viewer" in a sentence
  • "This extraordinary ability to touch the heart of his viewer is as evident in his greeting cards, public announcements, illustrations of literary works, and text book covers - where but in Mexico does the Board of Education commission a world class painter to illustrate its textbooks. - as it is in his easel paintings and murals."
  • "As a result, his mural teems with so much detail that the viewer is at first overwhelmed."
  • "From a press release: For example, when the viewer is angry the colours are dark and appear to have been applied to the canvas with more violent brush strokes."