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Definitions of sight

  1. The act of seeing; perception of objects by the eye; view; as, to gain sight of land. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. The power of seeing; the faculty of vision, or of perceiving objects by the instrumentality of the eyes. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The state of admitting unobstructed vision; visibility; open view; region which the eye at one time surveys; space through which the power of vision extends; as, an object within sight. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A spectacle; a view; a show; something worth seeing. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The instrument of seeing; the eye. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Inspection; examination; as, a letter intended for the sight of only one person. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Mental view; opinion; judgment; as, in their sight it was harmless. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A small aperture through which objects are to be seen, and by which their direction is settled or ascertained; as, the sight of a quadrant. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A small piece of metal, fixed or movable, on the breech, muzzle, center, or trunnion of a gun, or on the breech and the muzzle of a rifle, pistol, etc., by means of which the eye is guided in aiming. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. In a drawing, picture, etc., that part of the surface, as of paper or canvas, which is within the frame or the border or margin. In a frame or the like, the open space, the opening. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A great number, quantity, or sum; as, a sight of money. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To get sight of; to see; as, to sight land; to sight a wreck. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To look at through a sight; to see accurately; as, to sight an object, as a star. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To apply sights to; to adjust the sights of; also, to give the proper elevation and direction to by means of a sight; as, to sight a rifle or a cannon. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To see with the eye; to find by looking; as, to sight a distant object; to direct by means of an aiming device; as, to sight a gun. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. To catch sight of. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. To take aim by a sight. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To aim a gun by a sight. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. To look at through a sight; to see accurately; to gain the proper elevation and direction to by means of a sight. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. the act of looking or seeing or observing; "he tried to get a better view of it"; "his survey of the battlefield was limited" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. a optical instrument for aiding the eye in aiming, as on a firearm or surveying instrument Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. the ability to see; the faculty of vision Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. an instance of visual perception; "the sight of his wife brought him back to reality"; "the train was an unexpected sight" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. a range of mental vision; "in his sight she could do no wrong" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. anything that is seen; "he was a familiar sight on the television"; "they went to Paris to see the sights" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  26. catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes; "he caught sight of the king's men coming over the ridge" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  27. The power of seeing; the act of seeing; a view; vision; that which is seen; something remarkable or worth seeing; the limit of the power of the eye; visibility; as, out of sight; insight; opportunity for study; as, to get a sight into the great man's methods; a small piece of metal, fixed or movable, on a firearm to guide the eye in aiming; the aim so taken. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  28. Act of seeing: view: faculty of seeing: that which is seen: a spectacle: space within vision: examination: a small opening for looking through at objects: a piece of metal on a gun to guide the eye in taking aim. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  29. Sense or act of seeing; view; faculty of seeing; object seen; spectable; piece of metal on a gun to assist the aim. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  30. The faculty of seeing; vision. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. A view; spectacle. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. The range of vision; point of view; estimation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. A device to assist aim, as on a gun, leveling instrument, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. The act of seeing; perception; view; the faculty of vision; an open view; inspection; the eye; aperture to see through, or something directing the vision; that which is beheld; a spectacle; something remarkable or wonderful. To take sight, to take aim. At sight, on presentation for payment. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  35. The act or faculty of seeing; perception of objects by the eye; view; a being within the limits of vision; that which is beheld; a spectacle; a small aperture through which a thing is seen; a small piece of metal fixed on the muzzle of a gun to guide the eye in taking aim. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  36. The visual faculty ; impressions of outward things conveyed to the brain by means of retina and optic nerves. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

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Usage examples for sight

  1. For they could not bear the sight of that man. – Eskimo Folktales by Unknown
  2. Another moment, and the house was in sight – Nine Little Goslings by Susan Coolidge
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