Seen
See See (s[=e]), v. t. [imp. {Saw} (s[add]); p. p. {Seen} (s[=e]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Seeing}.] [OE. seen, sen, seon, AS. se['o]n; akin to OFries. s[=i]a, D. zien, OS. & OHG. sehan, G. sehen, Icel. sj[=a], Sw. se, Dan. see, Goth. sa['i]hwan, and probably to L. sequi to follow (and so originally meaning, to follow with the eyes). Gr. "e`pesqai, Skr. sac. Cf. {Sight}, {Sue} to follow.] 1. To perceive by the eye; to have knowledge of the existence and apparent qualities of by the organs of sight; to behold; to descry; to view. [1913 Webster]

I will now turn aside, and see this great sight. --Ex. iii. 3. [1913 Webster]

2. To perceive by mental vision; to form an idea or conception of; to note with the mind; to observe; to discern; to distinguish; to understand; to comprehend; to ascertain. [1913 Webster]

Go, I pray thee, see whether it be well with thy brethren. --Gen. xxxvii. 14. [1913 Webster]

Jesus saw that he answered discreetly. --Mark xii. 34. [1913 Webster]

Who's so gross That seeth not this palpable device? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To follow with the eyes, or as with the eyes; to watch; to regard attentively; to look after. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

I had a mind to see him out, and therefore did not care for contradicting him. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

4. To have an interview with; especially, to make a call upon; to visit; as, to go to see a friend. [1913 Webster]

And Samuel came no more to see Saul until the day of his death. --1 Sam. xv. 35. [1913 Webster]

5. To fall in with; to meet or associate with; to have intercourse or communication with; hence, to have knowledge or experience of; as, to see military service. [1913 Webster]

Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen evil. --Ps. xc. 15. [1913 Webster]

Verily, verily, I say unto you, if a man keep my saying, he shall never see death. --John viii. 51. [1913 Webster]

Improvement in wisdom and prudence by seeing men. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

6. To accompany in person; to escort; to wait upon; as, to see one home; to see one aboard the cars. [1913 Webster]

7. In poker and similar games at cards, to meet (a bet), or to equal the bet of (a player), by staking the same sum. ``I'll see you and raise you ten.'' [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

{God you see} (or {God him see} or {God me see}, etc.), God keep you (him, me, etc.) in his sight; God protect you. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

{To see (anything) out}, to see (it) to the end; to be present at, work at, or attend, to the end.

{To see stars}, to see flashes of light, like stars; -- sometimes the result of concussion of the head. [Colloq.]

{To see (one) through}, to help, watch, or guard (one) to the end of a course or an undertaking. [1913 Webster]


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