1 witness /ˈwɪtnəs/ noun
plural witnesses
1 witness
plural witnesses
Learner's definition of WITNESS
: a person who sees something (such as a crime) happen often + to see also eyewitness
law : a person who makes a statement in a court about what he or she knows or has seen
[count] : a person who is present at an event (such as a wedding) and can say that it happened
[noncount] US : a statement of a person's religious beliefs

bear witness

: to show that something exists or is true + to
formal : to make a statement saying that you saw or know something

be witness to

: to see (something) happen
2 witness /ˈwɪtnəs/ verb
witnesses; witnessed; witnessing
2 witness
witnesses; witnessed; witnessing
Learner's definition of WITNESS
[+ object] : to see (something) happen
[+ object] law : to be present at (an event) in order to be able to say that it happened : to act as a legal witness of (something)
[+ object] : to be the time or place when (something) happens
[+ object] used to say that something is an example of or is proof of something
[no object] US : to make a public statement about your religious beliefs

as witnessed by

: as shown by
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