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Dictionary Definition

sight

Noun

1 an instance of visual perception; "the sight of his wife brought him back to reality"; "the train was an unexpected sight"
2 anything that is seen; "he was a familiar sight on the television"; "they went to Paris to see the sights"
3 the ability to see; the faculty of vision [syn: vision, visual sense, visual modality]
4 a optical instrument for aiding the eye in aiming, as on a firearm or surveying instrument
5 a range of mental vision; "in his sight she could do no wrong"
6 the range of vision; "out of sight of land" [syn: ken]
7 the act of looking or seeing or observing; "he tried to get a better view of it"; "his survey of the battlefield was limited" [syn: view, survey]
8 (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "it must have cost plenty" [syn: batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, muckle, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad, whole lot, whole slew] v : catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes; "he caught sight of the king's men coming over the ridge"

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

Old English sihþ

Pronunciation

  • , /saɪt/, /saIt/
  • Rhymes with: -aɪt

Noun

  1. the ability to see
  2. something seen
    • 2005, Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. 236d.
      He's a really remarkable mean and it's very hard to get him in one's sights;
  3. something worth seeing
  4. a device used in aiming a projectile, through which the person aiming looks at the intended target

Synonyms

Translations

ability to see
something seen
something worth seeing
device used in aiming a firearm

Verb

  1. to visually register
  2. to get sight of (something)
  3. to take aim at

Synonyms

Translations

visually register
get sight of
take aim at

See also

Extensive Definition

Sight may refer to one of the following:

In literature

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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