View synonyms for viewer


[ vyoo-er ]


  1. a person or thing that views.
  2. a person who watches television, often a devotee of television or of a particular kind of television program:

    a weekly show aimed at teenage viewers.

  3. any of various optical devices to facilitate viewing, view, especially one that is small and boxlike with a magnifying lens, and sometimes a light source, in which a photographic transparency may be viewed.
  4. an eyepiece or viewfinder.
  5. an official inspector of property, public works, or the like.


/ ˈvjuːə /


  1. a person who views something, esp television
  2. any optical device by means of which something is viewed, esp one used for viewing photographic transparencies
  3. law a person appointed by a court to inspect and report upon property, etc

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Derived Forms

  • ˈviewership, noun

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Other Words From

  • non·viewer noun
  • under·viewer noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of viewer1

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; view, -er 1

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Example Sentences

However, it’s generally OK to sprinkle a few old ones into the mix as long as there’s something new and compelling being offered to the viewer.

Anything new and enticing to viewers will be in high demand, and competition to license it will be fierce.

From Fortune

When you create engaging content that your viewers share across several platforms, you are essentially driving traffic to your website.

Pure brilliance in how she just bathes in the awkwardness as the guests and viewers just … squirm.

From Ozy

No matter what business you’re in, there will always be other people competing with you for customers, subscribers, viewers, partners, etc.

The best of art can communicate to its viewer across centuries.

No online art community is full of creative artists waiting to communicate with the viewer.

Such a bridge between artwork and viewer could not have occurred with old footage of just any people.

Art is often said to “speak” to its viewer, but it is rare for this to happen so viscerally and clearly.

Their playful exhibitions are often meant to be interactive and instill a childlike sense of joy in the viewer.

The world below them became half of a sphere that filled the viewer.

With slow precision he set the servo fixes on the huge gray hulk looming up in the viewer, and then snapped the switches sharply.

And because it was new and he could not account for it, he turned back to regard the scene on the viewer with a more critical eye.

Make this young fellow deputy viewer, with special charge to look after the ventilation.

A skilful viewer, therefore, should always direct the boring operations, especially in an unexplored country.


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