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Definitions of witness

  1. To bear testimony; to give evidence. With a witness, effectually; with great force. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To see or know by personal experience; testify; attest; give evidence. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To see or know by personal presence; to have direct cognizance of. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To give testimony to; to testify to; to attest. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To see the execution of, as an instrument, and subscribe it for the purpose of establishing its authenticity; as, to witness a bond or a deed. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To look on at, so as to have personal knowledge; to have direct knowledge of; to testify to; to see. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. To have direct knowledge of: to see: to give testimony to. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. To have direct knowledge of; see; attest. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. Attestation of a fact or an event; testimony. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. That which furnishes evidence or proof. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. One who is cognizant; a person who beholds, or otherwise has personal knowledge of, anything; as, an eyewitness; an earwitness. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. One who testifies in a cause, or gives evidence before a judicial tribunal; as, the witness in court agreed in all essential facts. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. One who sees the execution of an instrument, and subscribes it for the purpose of confirming its authenticity by his testimony; one who witnesses a will, a deed, a marriage, or the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To bear testimony; to give evidence; to testify. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To testify. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. To give evidence. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. be a witness to Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. To see or know by personal presence; to attest; to give testimony to; to testify to something; to see the execution of an instrument, and subscribe it as witness of its authenticity; in the imperative, see, in evidence or proof. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. To see or know by personal presence; to attest; to give testimony to; to give evidence; impera. see, in evidence or proof-as, witness my hand. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. (law) a person who attests to the genuineness of a document or signature by adding their own signature Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. testimony by word or deed to your religious faith Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. (law) a person who testifies under oath in a court of law Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. A person who testifies under oath at a deposition or trial, providing firsthand or expert evidence. In addition, the term also refers to someone who watches another person sign a document and then adds his name to confirm (called "attesting") that the signature is genuine.
  25. Knowledge brought in proof: testimony of a fact: that which furnishes proof: one who sees or has personal knowledge of a thing: one who attests. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  26. Testimony; one who testifies; one who has direct knowledge of: one who attests. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  27. A person who has seen or known something; a spectator. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. One who or that which furnishes evidence or proof; attestation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. Testimony; attestation of a fact or event; that which furnishes evidence or proof; a person who knows or sees anything; one personally present; one who sees the execution of an instrument and subscribes it, to confirm its authenticity by his testimony; one who gives testimony in a court of justice. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  30. Testimony; knowledge or matter adduced in proof; a person who sees or knows anything; one present; one who gives evidence; one who sees the execution of a will, a deed, or suchlike, and adhibits his name to it to confirm its authenticity. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for witness

  1. The first witness was John Knapp, and the constable stepped into the witness box. – Colonel Thorndyke's Secret by G. A. Henty
  2. The Lord is my witness that I meant well. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
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