Meaning of “witness” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C ] us uk /ˈwɪtnəs/
Extra Examples
A witness corroborated his account of the accident.The witness was accused of committing perjury.The witness was bound by an oath to tell the truth.Several key witnesses have retracted their statements.The judge asked her to take the witness stand.

someone in a court of law who says what they have seen and what they know about a crime:

The witness was called to the stand.

B2 someone who sees an accident or crime:

Police are appealing for witnesses to the shooting.

someone who signs their name on an official document to say that they were present when someone else signed it

(Definition of “witness noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)