Definitions of sight

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