['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'.
(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. . Testimony, evidence, attestation, corroboration.. Deponent, corroborator, eye-witness.
v. a. . Attest, be a witness of, bear witness to.. 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.
- On November 14, 1888, President Carnot opened the institution, which was soon to witness the triumphs of Roux, Yersin, Metchnikoff, and other disciples of Pasteur. 李贝. 西洋科学史.
- Traitor and false witness! 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 雪莉.
- The good woman was desired to leave the witness-box. 哈里特·威尔逊. 哈里特·威尔逊回忆录.
- I now say, Thank God she did not live to witness the cruel, miserable death of her youngest darling! 玛丽·雪莱. 弗兰肯斯坦.
- As he took a chair himself, he supplied the link that Mr. Lorry wanted, by saying to him with a frown, Witness at that trial. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 双城记.
- Lionel, you hear: witness for me: persuade your sister to forgive the injury I have done her; persuade her to be mine. 玛丽·雪莱. 最后一个人.
- Is there any other witness? 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- Important witnesses; saw you in a delicate situation. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 匹克威克外传.
- I wish you both to be there as witnesses. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯回忆录.
- That the tragical fate of Tom, also, has too many times had its parallel, there are living witnesses, all over our land, to testify. 哈丽叶特·比切·斯托. 汤姆叔叔的小屋.
- She and those stars seemed to me at once the types and witnesses of truth all regnant. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 维莱特.
- The witnesses were stupid and unreliable and contradictory, as witnesses always are. 马克·吐温. 傻子出国记.
- He is understood to be in want of witnesses for the inquest to-morrow who can tell the coroner and jury anything whatever respecting the deceased. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- In the parliamentary inquiry in 1764, the witnesses stated the price of the choice pieces of the best beef to be to the consumer 4d. 亚当·斯密. 国富论.
- None can imagine her ferocious cruelty who has not witnessed her daily acts for over half a year. 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 火星战神.
- In short, but for such perseverance as I have seldom witnessed, I had never placed myself under his protection. 哈里特·威尔逊. 哈里特·威尔逊回忆录.
- It would not have been necessary for him to have been embalmed that length of time to have witnessed some great developments of his favorite science. 威廉·亨利·杜利特. 世纪发明.
- I remember, after having witnessed the destructive effects of a fire, I could not even behold a small one in a stove, without a sensation of fear. 玛丽·雪莱. 最后一个人.
- The friend in whose house he was located witnessed his testament. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- They are right; I have witnessed as much. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 维莱特.
- I never, myself, saw the treatment described in the preceding paragraph, but have heard it described by persons who have witnessed it. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- He would save himself from witnessing again such permitted, encouraged attentions. 简·奥斯汀. 爱玛.
- I have had my eye on her several times since you withdrew yours; and I have had the honour of witnessing a little spectacle which you were spared. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 维莱特.
- I have seen my young family, and Mr. Pardiggle, quite worn out with witnessing it, when I may truly say I have been as fresh as a lark! 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- It is needless to say that witnessing the ordinary slow and costly procedure would put Edison on his mettle. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- In reality we are witnessing a change of conscience, initiated by cranks and fanatics, sustained for a long time by minorities, which has at last infected the mass of the people. 沃尔特·李普曼. 政治序论.
- He would be depressed for many days after witnessing a death-bed, or hearing of any crime. 伊丽莎白·盖斯凯尔. 南方与北方.
- This is unwarrantable conduct, sir, said the stranger, and I must call the box-keeper, if you hinder my whole party from witnessing the performance. 哈里特·威尔逊. 哈里特·威尔逊回忆录.