sight

  • 1 Sight — (s[imac]t), n. [OE. sight, si[thorn]t, siht, AS. siht, gesiht, gesih[eth], gesieh[eth], gesyh[eth]; akin to D. gezicht, G. sicht, gesicht, Dan. sigte, Sw. sigt, from the root of E. see. See {See}, v. t.] 1. The act of seeing; perception of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 sight — ► NOUN 1) the faculty or power of seeing. 2) the action or fact of seeing someone or something. 3) the area or distance within which someone can see or something can be seen. 4) a thing that one sees or that can be seen. 5) (sights) places of… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 3 sight — [sīt] n. [ME siht < OE (ge)siht < base of seon, to SEE1] 1. a) something seen; view b) a remarkable or spectacular view; spectacle c) a thing worth seeing usually used in pl. [the sights of the city] …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 sight — [saɪt] noun 1. at sight BANKING FINANCE words written on a bill of exchange or promissory note to show that it must be paid as soon as it is shown to the acceptor …

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  • 5 Sight — Sight, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sighted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sighting}.] 1. To get sight of; to see; as, to sight land; to sight a wreck. Kane. [1913 Webster] 2. To look at through a sight; to see accurately; as, to sight an object, as a star. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Sight — may refer to one of the following: *Visual perception *Sight (device), used to assist aim by guiding the eye *Sight (Keller Williams video), a 2005 Concert DVD by Keller Williams *Sight, a first person shooter video game created by FPS CreatorIn… …

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  • 7 sight|ed — «SY tihd», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. having sight or vision. 2. having a sight or sights, as a firearm. –n. a person who has sight or vision. sighted, combining form. having sight: »Dimsighted = having dim sight …

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  • 8 sight — adj: payable on presentation see also sight draft at draft Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

    Law dictionary

  • 9 sight — (n.) O.E. gesiht, gesihð thing seen, from P.Gmc. *sekh(w) (Cf. Dan. sigte, Swed. sigt, M.Du. sicht, Du. zicht, O.H.G. siht, Ger. Sicht, Gesicht), stem of O.E. seon (see SEE (Cf. see) (v.)). Meaning …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 sight — [n1] ability to perceive with eyes afterimage, appearance, apperception, apprehension, eye, eyes, eyeshot, eyesight, field of vision, ken, perception, range of vision, seeing, view, viewing, visibility, vision; concept 629 Ant. blindness sight… …

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  • 11 Sight — Sight, v. i. (Mil.) To take aim by a sight. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 12 sight|ly — «SYT lee», adjective, li|er, li|est. 1. pleasing to the sight. SYNONYM(S): fair, handsome. 2. a) affording a fine view. b) that can be seen from a distance …

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  • 13 sight — n *look, view, glance, glimpse, peep, peek Analogous words: *prospect, outlook: vision, *revelation …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 14 sight|se|er — «SYT SEE uhr», noun. a person who goes around to see objects o places of interest …

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  • 15 sight — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 ability to see ⇨ See also ↑eyesight VERB + SIGHT ▪ have ▪ She has very little sight in her left eye. ▪ lose ▪ He s lost the sight of one eye …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 sight — sight1 W2S2 [saıt] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(ability to see)¦ 2¦(act of seeing)¦ 3¦(thing you see)¦ 4 in/within sight 5 within/in sight of something 6 in your sights 7 out of sight 8 out of sight, out of mind 9 disappear/vanish from sight …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 sight — sight1 [ saıt ] noun *** 1. ) uncount the ability to see using your eyes: EYESIGHT, VISION: I m having laser treatment to improve my sight. Wolf spiders hunt mainly by sight. => SECOND SIGHT a ) the act of seeing something: sight of: I can t… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 sight — 1 /saIt/ noun 1 ABILITY TO SEE (U) the physical ability to see: Anne s sight is very good for someone of her age. | He has no sight in his right eye, but his left eye is fine. | lose your sight (=become blind): She had lost her sight in a riding… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 sight — [[t]sa͟ɪt[/t]] ♦♦ sights, sighting, sighted 1) N UNCOUNT: oft poss N Someone s sight is their ability to see. My sight is failing, and I can t see to read any more... I use the sense of sound much more than the sense of sight. Syn …

    English dictionary

  • 20 sight — I UK [saɪt] / US noun Word forms sight : singular sight plural sights *** 1) [uncountable] the ability to see using your eyes Wolf spiders hunt mainly by sight. I m having laser treatment to improve my sight. He has lost 75 per cent of his sight… …

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