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 for watcher
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Watcher \Watch"er\ (-[~e]r), n.
     One who watches; one who sits up or continues; a diligent
     observer; specifically, one who attends upon the sick during
     the night.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  watcher
      n 1: 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" [syn: spectator, witness,
           viewer, watcher, looker]
      2: a guard who keeps watch [syn: watchman, watcher,
         security guard]
      3: a person who keeps a devotional vigil by a sick bed or by a
         dead body

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  52 Moby Thesaurus words for "watcher":
     Argus, Charley, TV-viewer, airplane spotter, beholder,
     bird-watcher, bystander, drugstore cowboy, eyewitness,
     fire patrolman, fire warden, fireguard, forward observer, gaper,
     gazer, gazer-on, girl-watcher, goggler, kibitzer, looker,
     looker-on, lookout, lookout man, night watchman, observer, ogler,
     onlooker, patrol, patroller, patrolman, perceiver, percipient,
     picket, roundsman, scout, seer, sentinel, sentry,
     sidewalk superintendent, spectator, spectatress, spectatrix,
     spotter, televiewer, television-viewer, vedette, video-gazer,
     viewer, watch, watchkeeper, watchman, witness
  
  

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