a platform or open area on top of a tall building or natural feature from which the public may view the surrounding panorama
How many proposals could the observation deck of the Empire State Building have seen in its 75 years?
noun, Military. 1. a forward position, often on high ground, from which enemy activity can be observed and, particularly, from which artillery or mortar fire can be directed. noun 1. (military) a position from which observations can be made or from which fire can be directed OP noun a place from which something may be […]
adj. 1610s, from Latin observat-, past participle stem of observare (see observe) + -ive.
[uh b-zur-vuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /əbˈzɜr vəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ noun, plural observatories. 1. a place or building equipped and used for making of astronomical, meteorological, or other natural phenomena, especially a place equipped with a powerful telescope for the planets and stars. 2. an institution that controls or carries on the work of such a place. […]
[uh b-zurv] /əbˈzɜrv/ verb (used with object), observed, observing. 1. to see, watch, perceive, or notice: He observed the passersby in the street. 2. to regard with attention, especially so as to see or learn something: I want you to observe her reaction to the judge’s question. 3. to watch, view, or note for a […]