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Sight meaning

sight - 17 dictionary results

  1. 1. catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes; " he caught sight of the king's men coming over the ridge"
  2. 2. The act of seeing; perception of objects by the eye; view; as, to gain sight of land.
  3. 3. The power of seeing; the faculty of vision, or of perceiving objects by the instrumentality of the eyes.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. A spectacle; a view; a show; something worth seeing.
  6. 6. The instrument of seeing; the eye.
  7. 7. Inspection; examination; as, a letter intended for the sight of only one person.
  8. 8. Mental view; opinion; judgment; as, in their sight it was harmless.
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. A great number, quantity, or sum; as, a sight of money.
  13. 13. To get sight of; to see; as, to sight land; to sight a wreck.
  14. 14. To look at through a sight; to see accurately; as, to sight an object, as a star.
  15. 15. 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.
  16. 16. To take aim by a sight.
  17. 17. Sense or act of seeing; view; faculty of seeing; object seen; spectable; piece of metal on a gun to assist the aim.

sight - examples of usage

  1. The captain I do not even know by sight. - "America To-day, Observations and Reflections", William Archer.
  2. " I've lost sight of it myself. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
  3. He was soon out of sight. - "Afoot in England", W.H. Hudson.
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