Definitions of see

  1. find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort; " I want to see whether she speaks French"; " See whether it works"; " find out if he speaks Russian"; " Check whether the train leaves on time"
  2. be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something; " He verified that the valves were closed"; " See that the curtains are closed"; " control the quality of the product"
  3. take charge of or deal with; " Could you see about lunch?"; " I must attend to this matter"; " She took care of this business"
  4. compare ( used in texts to point the reader to another location in the text)
  5. come together; " I'll probably see you at the meeting"; " How nice to see you again!"
  6. consider or deem to be; regard; " She views this quite differently from me"; " I consider her to be shallow"; " I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do"
  7. make sense of; assign a meaning to; " What message do you see in this letter?"; " How do you interpret his behavior?"
  8. date regularly; have a steady relationship with; " Did you know that she is seeing an older man?"; " He is dating his former wife again!"
  9. get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally; " I learned that she has two grown- up children"; " I see that you have been promoted"
  10. accompany or escort; " I'll see you to the door"
  11. observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect; " The customs agent examined the baggage"; " I must see your passport before you can enter the country"
  12. go or live through; " We had many trials to go through"; " he saw action in Viet Nam"
  13. perceive or be contemporaneous with; " We found Republicans winning the offices"; " You'll see a lot of cheating in this school"; " I want to see results"; " The 1960 saw the rebellion of the younger generation against established traditions"; " I want to see results"
  14. the seat within a bishop's diocese where his cathedral is located
  15. deliberate or decide; " See whether you can come tomorrow"; " let's see-- which movie should we see tonight?"
  16. receive as a specified guest; " the doctor will see you now"; " The minister doesn't see anybody before noon"
  17. see or watch; " view a show on television"; " This program will be seen all over the world"; " view an exhibition"; " Catch a show on Broadway"; " see a movie"
  18. visit a place, as for entertainment; " We went to see the Eiffel Tower in the morning"
  19. perceive ( an idea or situation) mentally; " Now I see!"; " I just can't see your point"; " Does she realize how important this decision is?"; " I don't understand the idea"
  20. deem to be; " She views this quite differently from me"; " I consider her to be shallow"; " I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do"
  21. match or meet; " I saw the bet of one of my fellow players"
  22. perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight; " You have to be a good observer to see all the details"; " Can you see the bird in that tree?"; " He is blind-- he cannot see"
  23. see and understand, have a good eye; " The artist must first learn to see"
  24. observe as if with an eye; " The camera saw the burglary and recorded it"
  25. go to see for professional or business reasons; " You should see a lawyer"; " We had to see a psychiatrist"
  26. go to see for a social visit; " I went to see my friend Mary the other day"
  27. In poker and similar games at cards, to meet ( a bet), or to equal the bet of ( a player), by staking the same sum.
  28. A seat; a site; a place where sovereign power is exercised.
  29. Specifically: ( a) The seat of episcopal power; a diocese; the jurisdiction of a bishop; as, the see of New York. ( b) The seat of an archibishop; a province or jurisdiction of an archibishop; as, an archiepiscopal see. ( c) The seat, place, or office of the pope, or Roman pontiff; as, the papal see. ( d) The pope or his court at Rome; as, to appeal to the see of Rome.
  30. To perceive by the eye; to have knowledge of the existence and apparent qualities of by the organs of sight; to behold; to descry; to view.
  31. To perceive by mental vision; to form an idea or conception of; to note with the mind; to observe; to discern; to distinguish; to understand; to comprehend; to ascertain.
  32. To follow with the eyes, or as with the eyes; to watch; to regard attentivelly; to look after.
  33. To have an interview with; especially, to make a call upon; to visit; as, to go to see a friend.
  34. To fall in with; to have intercourse or communication with; hence, to have knowledge or experience of; as, to see military service.
  35. To accompany in person; to escort; to wait upon; as, to see one home; to see one aboard the cars.
  36. To have the power of sight, or of perceiving by the proper organs; to possess or employ the sense of vision; as, he sees distinctly.
  37. Figuratively: To have intellectual apprehension; to perceive; to know; to understand; to discern; - often followed by a preposition, as through, or into.
  38. To be attentive; to take care; to give heed; - generally with to; as, to see to the house.
  39. To perceive by the eye; to behold; to view; to perceive mentally; comprehend; as, I see what you mean; to escort or accompany; as, he saw Nelly home; to find out by experience; as, he wished to see what the result would be; to take care or make sure: with that; as, see that you address him properly; to visit or have a conference with; to admit to one's presence; receive; as, she refused to see us.
  40. To possess or use the power of sight; to comprehend or have mental perception; to take care; as, see to the dinner.
  41. The office or jurisdiction of a bishop or the Pope; the territory included in such jurisdiction.
  42. Seen.
  43. The seat or jurisdiction of a bishop or archbishop.
  44. To perceive by the eye: to observe: to discover: to remark: to experience: to visit.
  45. To look or inquire: to discern: to understand: to be attentive:- pa. t. saw: pa. p. seen.
  46. Look! Behold.
  47. SEER.
  48. Seat or jurisdiction of a bishop.
  49. To have the power of sight; look; understand.
  50. To perceive by the eye; perceive.
  51. To perceive by the eye; observe; understand; ascertain.
  52. To call on or visit; meet; receive; escort.
  53. The jurisdiction of a bishop or pope.
  54. A diocese; the jurisdiction of a bishop or archbishop; the authority of the pope or court of Rome.
  55. To perceive by the eye; to observe; to take care; to discover; to converse or have intercourse with; to visit; to attend; to feel; to experience; to perceive.
  56. To have the power of sight or of perceiving; to discern; to examine; to be attentive; to have full understanding.
  57. The seat of episcopal power; the jurisdiction of an archbishop or a bishop; a diocese; the authority of the Pope or court of Rome.
  58. To perceive by the eye; to have the power of sight; to behold; to observe; to discover; to view; to understand; to visit, as friends; to attend; to experience.
  59. Impera. form of the verb see; lo! look! behold.

Usage examples for see

  1. But could I not see her where she is? – Resurrection by Maude, Louise Shanks
  2. Davy, Davy, what d'ye see! – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill