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
- anything that is seen
- the ability to see; the visual faculty (syn: vision)
- a range of mental vision
- the range of vision (syn: ken)
- 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)
- take aim by looking through the sights of a gun (or other device)

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

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