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Meaning & Definition of Sight in English

English

Sight

/saɪt/

noun

1. An instance of visual perception

  • "The sight of his wife brought him back to reality"
  • "The train was an unexpected sight"
    synonym:
  • sight

2. Anything that is seen

  • "He was a familiar sight on the television"
  • "They went to paris to see the sights"
    synonym:
  • sight

3. The ability to see

  • The visual faculty
    synonym:
  • sight
  • ,
  • vision
  • ,
  • visual sense
  • ,
  • visual modality

4. A range of mental vision

  • "In his sight she could do no wrong"
    synonym:
  • sight

5. The range of vision

  • "Out of sight of land"
    synonym:
  • sight
  • ,
  • ken

6. The act of looking or seeing or observing

  • "He tried to get a better view of it"
  • "His survey of the battlefield was limited"
    synonym:
  • view
  • ,
  • survey
  • ,
  • sight

7. (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"
  • "See the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos"
  • "It must have cost plenty"
  • "A slew of journalists"
  • "A wad of money"
    synonym:
  • batch
  • ,
  • deal
  • ,
  • flock
  • ,
  • good deal
  • ,
  • great deal
  • ,
  • hatful
  • ,
  • heap
  • ,
  • lot
  • ,
  • mass
  • ,
  • mess
  • ,
  • mickle
  • ,
  • mint
  • ,
  • mountain
  • ,
  • muckle
  • ,
  • passel
  • ,
  • peck
  • ,
  • pile
  • ,
  • plenty
  • ,
  • pot
  • ,
  • quite a little
  • ,
  • raft
  • ,
  • sight
  • ,
  • slew
  • ,
  • spate
  • ,
  • stack
  • ,
  • tidy sum
  • ,
  • wad

verb

1. Catch sight of

  • To perceive with the eyes
  • "He caught sight of the king's men coming over the ridge"
    synonym:
  • spy
  • ,
  • sight

2. Take aim by looking through the sights of a gun (or other device)

    synonym:
  • sight

Examples of using

Keep out of sight.
Do you know Tom by sight?
She fell in love with him at first sight.