['wɪtnɪs] or ['wɪtnəs]


(noun.) testimony by word or deed to your religious faith.

(noun.) someone who sees an event and reports what happened.

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

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

(verb.) be a witness to; 'She witnessed the accident and had to testify in court'.

(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'.

整理:玛丽--From WordNet


(v. i.) Attestation of a fact or an event; testimony.

(v. i.) That which furnishes evidence or proof.

(v. i.) One who is cognizant; a person who beholds, or otherwise has personal knowledge of, anything; as, an eyewitness; an earwitness.

(v. i.) One who testifies in a cause, or gives evidence before a judicial tribunal; as, the witness in court agreed in all essential facts.

(v. i.) 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.

(v. t.) To see or know by personal presence; to have direct cognizance of.

(v. t.) To give testimony to; to testify to; to attest.

(v. t.) 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.

(v. i.) To bear testimony; to give evidence; to testify.



n. [1]. Testimony, evidence, attestation, corroboration.[2]. Deponent, corroborator, eye-witness.

v. a. [1]. Attest, be a witness of, bear witness to.[2]. Observe, see, take cognizance of.



SYN:Attestation, testimony, evidence, corroboration, cognizance, corroborator, eyewitness,spectator, auditor, testifier, voucher, earwitness

ANT:Invalidation, Incognizance, refutation, ignorance, alien, ignoramus, stranger



n. 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.—v.t. to have direct knowledge of: to see: to give testimony to: to show: (Shak.) to foretell.—v.i. to give evidence.—ns. Wit′ness-box the enclosure in which a witness stands when giving evidence in a court of law; Wit′nesser.—With a witness (Shak.) to a great degree.



To dream that you bear witness against others, signifies you will have great oppression through slight causes. If others bear witness against you, you will be compelled to refuse favors to friends in order to protect your own interest. If you are a witness for a guilty person, you will be implicated in a shameful affair.





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