Definitions of sight

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

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

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