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witness 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/ˈwitnis/,
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witnesses, plural;
  1. See (an event, typically a crime or accident) take place
    • - a bartender who witnessed the murder
  2. Have knowledge of (an event or change) from personal observation or experience
    • - what we are witnessing is the birth of a dangerously liberal orthodoxy
  3. (of a time, place, or other context) Be the setting in which (an event or development) takes place
    • - the 1980s witnessed an unprecedented increase in the scope of the electronic media
  4. Be present as someone signs (a document) or gives (their signature) to a document and sign it oneself to confirm this
    • - the clerk witnessed her signature
  5. Look at (used to introduce a fact illustrating a preceding statement)
    • - the nuclear family is a vulnerable institution—witness the rates of marital breakdown
  6. Give or serve as evidence of; testify to
    • - his writings witness to an inner toughness
  7. (of a person) Openly profess one's religious faith
    • - our duty is to witness to God
Noun
  1. A person who sees an event, typically a crime or accident, take place
    • - police are appealing for witnesses to the accident
    • - I was witness to one of the most amazing comebacks in sprinting history
  2. A person giving sworn testimony to a court of law or the police

  3. A person who is present at the signing of a document and signs it themselves to confirm this

  4. Evidence; proof
    • - the memorial service was witness to the wide circle of his interest
  5. Used to refer to confirmation or evidence given by signature, under oath, or otherwise
    • - in witness thereof, the parties sign this document
  6. Open profession of one's religious faith through words or actions
    • - faithful Christian witness
  7. A member of the Jehovah's Witnesses


  1. be a witness to; "She witnessed the accident and had to testify in court"
  2. someone who sees an event and reports what happened
  3. 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"
  4. spectator: 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"
  5. testimony by word or deed to your religious faith
  6. (law) a person who attests to the genuineness of a document or signature by adding their own signature
  7. A witness is someone who has firsthand knowledge about a crime or significant event through their senses (e.g. seeing, hearing, smelling, touching), and can help certify important considerations to the crime or event. A witness who has seen the event firsthand is known as an "eye-witness". ...
  8. Witness is a 1985 American thriller film directed by Peter Weir and starring Harrison Ford and Kelly McGillis. The screenplay by William Kelley, Pamela Wallace, and Earl W. ...
  9. Witness is a 1988 Malayalam film directed by Viji Thampi and written by Jagathy Sreekumar starring Jagathy Sreekumar, Parvathy Jayaram, Madhu, Suresh Gopi and Jayaram.
  10. Whittaker Chambers born Jay Vivian Chambers and also known as David Whittaker Chambers (April 1, 1901 – July 9, 1961), was an American writer and editor. As a Communist Party USA member and Soviet spy, he later renounced communism and became an outspoken opponent. ...
  11. Witness is the second full-length studio album by Phoenix, Arizona metalcore band Blessthefall. It was released on October 6, 2009, through Fearless Records. It is the band's first album with singer Beau Bokan.
  12. The Witness is the name of at least three fictional, American comic-book characters, the first published by Timely Comics in the 1940s and the final two by its successor company, Marvel Comics.
  13. Attestation of a fact or event; One who has a personal knowledge of something; Someone called to give evidence in a court; Something that serves as evidence; a sign; To furnish proof of, to show; To take as evidence; To see, note, or gain knowledge of; To present personal religious testimony ...
  14. (Witnesses) A Will is always subject to two witnesses having verified the signature of the testator.  They have to sign the Will at the same time as each other and also at the same time as the testator.
  15. (Witnesses) Persons who testify to what they have seen, heard, or know firsthand.
  16. (WITNESSES (WITNESS)) The Old and New Testaments testimony; also our Lord Jesus, the faithful "witness."
  17. (Witnesses) Staff who are called to give evidence at the hearing because they have personal knowledge of some aspect of the complaint or grievance. In addition to the appellant and the respondent, the Appeals Committee panel may also call witnesses.
  18. (Witnesses) The individuals who were present at the time of the incident in question, have information about the incident in question or who are called upon to voluntarily present testimony at a Hearing. No character witnesses are permitted.
  19. (Witnesses) Two independent individuals who must sign your will for it to be vailid. There is no need for them to read it.Cannot be beneficiaries.
  20. (Witnesses) You will need to provide two people to act as witnesses for your wedding and sign the register afterwards. Witnesses can be friends or family who must be able to speak and understand English.
  21. A person called upon by either side in a lawsuit to give testimony before the court or jury.
  22. 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. ...
  23. Person who comes to court and swears under oath to give truthful evidence.
  24. Someone with knowledge pertaining to the facts of the case. Each party identifies his/her witnesses prior to trial or arbitration.
  25. A person who can provide testimony on behalf of the prosecution or DUI defense.