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.

Quotes of sight

  1. An ugly sight a man who is afraid. – Jean Anouilh
  2. Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away. – Marcus Aurelius
  3. I come now to tell you for what I am brought here to die, and to give you an account of my faith, which I shall do as in the sight of the living God before whom I am shortly to stand. – Donald Cargill
  4. A laborer no longer makes whole articles. He receives raw materials, puts his touch on them, and passes them to another worker in the series. When the articles are quite finished they are carried out of sight by currents of commercial exchange. These currents are untraceable. – John Bates Clark
  5. There are so many scenarios here. We tried to prepare for the worst summer in 40 years and build assumptions based on that. We're preparing for the worst, but we're hoping for the best. And I've told people the end is in sight – Gray Davis
  6. We sometimes encounter people, even perfect strangers, who begin to interest us at first sight somehow suddenly, all at once, before a word has been spoken. – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  7. What we want is to make something that fills utterly the sight and can't be used to make life only bearable. – Sam Francis
  8. Yes, it was love at first sight I feel that after all these years, I have finally found my soul mate. – Barbara Hershey
  9. Friendship at first sight like love at first sight is said to be the only truth. – Herman Melville
  10. We may be so eager to protect the right to dissent that we lose sight of the difference between dissent and subversion. – Richard Perle
  11. God speaks to me not through the thunder and the earthquake, nor through the ocean and the stars, but through the Son of Man, and speaks in a language adapted to my imperfect sight and hearing. – William Lyon Phelps
  12. No sight that human eyes can look upon is more provocative of awe than is the night sky scattered thick with stars. – Llewelyn Powys
  13. I believe in love at first sight You want that connection, and then you want some problems. – Keanu Reeves
  14. Most countries are static, and they need to do is keep having babies. But America's like this big old clanking smoking machine that just lumbers across the landscape scooping up and eating everything in sight – Neal Stephenson
  15. And suddenly, like light in darkness, the real truth broke in upon me; the simple fact of Man, which I had forgotten, which had lain deep buried and out of sight the idea of community, of unity. – Ernst Toller

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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