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Definitions of sight

  1. ( 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"
  2. the range of vision; " out of sight of land"
  3. the act of looking or seeing or observing; " he tried to get a better view of it"; " his survey of the battlefield was limited"
  4. a optical instrument for aiding the eye in aiming, as on a firearm or surveying instrument
  5. the ability to see; the faculty of vision
  6. an instance of visual perception; " the sight of his wife brought him back to reality"; " the train was an unexpected sight"
  7. a range of mental vision; " in his sight she could do no wrong"
  8. anything that is seen; " he was a familiar sight on the television"; " they went to Paris to see the sights"
  9. catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes; " he caught sight of the king's men coming over the ridge"
  10. To discover.
  11. The act of seeing; perception of objects by the eye; view; as, to gain sight of land.
  12. The power of seeing; the faculty of vision, or of perceiving objects by the instrumentality of the eyes.
  13. 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.
  14. A spectacle; a view; a show; something worth seeing.
  15. The instrument of seeing; the eye.
  16. Inspection; examination; as, a letter intended for the sight of only one person.
  17. Mental view; opinion; judgment; as, in their sight it was harmless.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. A great number, quantity, or sum; as, a sight of money.
  22. To get sight of; to see; as, to sight land; to sight a wreck.
  23. To look at through a sight; to see accurately; as, to sight an object, as a star.
  24. 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.
  25. To take aim by a sight.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. To aim a gun by a sight.
  29. Vision, the ability or faculty of seeing.
  30. Vision; sense enabling one to see objects.
  31. 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.
  32. To catch sight of.
  33. Sense or act of seeing; view; faculty of seeing; object seen; spectable; piece of metal on a gun to assist the aim.
  34. To furnish with sights, as a gun; aim.
  35. The faculty of seeing; vision.
  36. A view; spectacle.
  37. The range of vision; point of view; estimation.
  38. A device to assist aim, as on a gun, leveling instrument, etc.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. To look at through a sight; to see accurately; to gain the proper elevation and direction to by means of a sight.
  42. The visual faculty ; impressions of outward things conveyed to the brain by means of retina and optic nerves.
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Usage examples for sight

  1. Name those you can tell by sight. – The Later Cave-Men by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
  2. Did you have a sight of her? – What Maisie Knew by Henry James
  3. Sight does not mean the same to all men, but she knew that it meant a very great deal to the man she loved. – Good Old Anna by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  4. I was in town last night but didn't get sight of him. – Swamp Island by Mildred A. Wirt
  5. I thought none of your friends were ever going to get a sight of you again! – Marcella by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  6. I don't want to think I'm going to lose sight of you. – Vane of the Timberlands by Harold Bindloss
  7. For they could not bear the sight of that man. – Eskimo Folktales by Unknown
  8. Then he spoke to the men that he knew were just out of sight. – By What Authority? by Robert Hugh Benson
  9. Take yourself out of my sight! – Stories from Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile
  10. Maybe she wouldn't let me out of her sight again to play all summah. – Two Little Knights of Kentucky by Annie Fellows Johnston
  11. It was a " sight." – The Wonder Island Boys: Exploring the Island by Roger Thompson Finlay
  12. Should he be frightened by the sight of a dead man? – Miscellaneous-Papers by Dickens, Charles
  13. Another moment, and the house was in sight. – Nine Little Goslings by Susan Coolidge
  14. I know him by sight, though I never spoke to him. – Paul Patoff by F. Marion Crawford
  15. This was, and I think always will be, to me, the most wonderful sight in the world. – Jungle Peace by William Beebe
  16. Certainly is a pretty sight, Colonel. – "And they thought we wouldn't fight" by Floyd Gibbons
  17. I think I know him by sight. – The Secret of the Tower by Hope, Anthony
  18. Her sight, which was her living, was going. – Penny Plain by Anna Buchan (writing as O. Douglas)
  19. Saying this, Edith Brownlow returned to the house, and at once put her dream quietly out of her sight. – The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope
  20. We will part at the door, and you shall sit at the back of the hall, out of sight. – The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim
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