n. one that looks on; spectator
n. a spectator; someone looks on or watches, without becoming involved or participating
He was an outsider at the best, a friendly onlooker who saw little.
New Age dreamers, alternative lifestyle gurus and curious onlookers from around the world descended on the ruins of Maya cities to mark the close of the 13th bak'tun - a period of around 400 years - in the Maya Long Calendar.
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Besides the soldiers who formed the picket line on either side, there were many curious onlookers who, jesting and laughing, stared at their strange foreign enemies.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
In the same way and with similar looks, these two glanced vainly at the onlookers with only a silent appeal for protection in their eyes, evidently unable to understand or believe what was going to happen to them.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
It was found necessary to clear the entire piers from the mass of onlookers, or else the fatalities of the night would have been increased manifold.
There was no time during the festivities which ensued when there were not groups of onlookers in the doorways and the corners; and if any one of these onlookers came sufficiently close, or looked sufficiently hungry, a chair was offered him, and he was invited to the feast.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair Context