Sight - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |saɪt|  American pronunciation of the word sight
Brit.  |saɪt|  British pronunciation of the word sight


- an instance of visual perception
the sight of his wife brought him back to reality
the train was an unexpected sight
- anything that is seen
he was a familiar sight on the television
they went to Paris to see the sights
- the ability to see; the visual faculty (syn: vision)
- a range of mental vision
in his sight she could do no wrong
- the range of vision (syn: ken)
out of sight of land
- the act of looking or seeing or observing (syn: survey, view)
- (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent (syn: batch, deal, flock, heap, lot, mass, mess, mint, mountain, peck, pile, plenty, pot, raft, slew, spate, stack, wad)


- catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes (syn: spy)
he caught sight of the king's men coming over the ridge
- take aim by looking through the sights of a gun (or other device)

Extra examples

She regained sight in her left eye.

The officers were ordered to shoot on sight.

Keep out of sight until I tell you it's OK to come out.

The child wandered out of sight.

Don't let the puppy out of your sight.

The rabbit disappeared from sight into the tall grass.

The controls are hidden from sight behind a panel.

They sighted a ship in the distance.

Several bears have been sighted in the area.

His sight was exquisitely keen and clear.

She waved until the car was out of sight.

I can't stand the sight of him.

We are all equal in the sight of God.

This isn't not only a sight cheaper but a damn sight eco-friendlier.

On the same day we sighted the mountainous coast of Greenland.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: sight
he/she/it: sights
present participle: sighting
past tense: sighted
past participle: sighted
singular: sight
plural: sights
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