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Definition of "witness" []

  • One who can give a firsthand account of something seen, heard, or experienced: a witness to the accident. (noun)
  • One who furnishes evidence. (noun)
  • Something that serves as evidence; a sign. (noun)
  • Law One who is called on to testify before a court. (noun)
  • Law One who is called on to be present at a transaction in order to attest to what takes place. (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 "witness" in a sentence
  • "Now it would take the smallest portion of common sense to know that there is no witness, dead or living, who could testify to such a fact, save a _false witness_."
  • "There is not a fact in it without a note of the name and address of the witness who can prove it -- the _witness_ -- observe me. '"
  • "The witness was reimbursed this witness* by the Solicitor-Gene - from the Duchy of Cornwall office* ral» he said* that this Mr.T. wa» by Mr. Gray."