- observation used once.
- observe used 55 times.
- observed used 11 times.
- observer used once.
- observers used once.
- observest used once.
- observeth used once.
- Bible Reference: Ecclesiastes 11:4
- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: No
- Included in BDB: Yes
- H8104 Used 1 time
OBSERVE, verb transitive obzerv'. [Latin observo; ob and servo, to keep or hold. The sense is to hold in view, or to keep the eyes on.]
1. To see or behold with some attention; to notice; as, to observe a halo round the moon; I observed a singular phenomenon; we observe strangers or their dress. I saw the figure, but observed nothing peculiar in it.
2. To take notice or cognizance of by the intellect. We observe nice distinctions in arguments, or a peculiar delicacy of thought.
3. To utter or express, as a remark, opinion or sentiment; to remark. He observed that no man appears great to his domestics.
4. To keep religiously; to celebrate.
A night to be much observed to the Lord. Exodus 12:17.
Ye shall observe the feast of unleavened bread. Exodus 12:17.
Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years. Galatians 4:10.
5. To keep or adhere to in practice; to comply with; to obey; as, to observe the laws of the state; to observe the rules and regulations of a society.
Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you. Matthew 28:20.
6. To practice.
In the days of Enoch, the people observed not circumcision or the sabbath.
OBSERVE, verb intransitive observ'.
1. To remark. I have heard the gentleman's arguments, and shall hereafter observe upon them.
2. To be attentive.
OBSERV'ED, participle passive s as z.
1. Noticed by the eye or the mind.
2. Kept religiously; celebrated; practiced.
OBSERV'ER, noun s as z.
1. One who observes; one that takes notice; particularly, one who looks to with care, attention or vigilance.
Careful observers may foretell the hour, by sure prognostic, when to dread a shower.
Creditors are great observers of set days and times.
2. A beholder; a looker on; a spectator.
3. One who keeps any law, custom, regulation or rite; one who adheres to any thing in practice; one who performs; as a great observer of forms; an observer of old customs.
4. One who fulfills or performs; as, he is a strict observer of his word or promise.
5. One who keeps religiously; as an observer of the sabbath.