Meaning of SIGHT in English


(VIEW) [noun] - something that is in someone's viewThe rope marking the end of the race was a welcome sight for the runners. [C]The flowers at the annual flower show were a beautiful sight. [C]You should always keep sight of your bags (= have them where you can see them) while you're at the airport. [U](informal) You can't go out in those clothes - you look a real sight (= look untidy or silly)! [U]The child laughed at the sight of (= when she saw) the clockwork toy. [U](formal) The lawyer requested sight of (= to see) the papers. [U]I dare not let the children out of my sight (= go where I cannot see them) in this park. [U]The police officer was hidden out of sight (= where she could not be seen) behind a tree. [U]Put the presents out of sight so we can surprise her. [U]The castle came into sight (= started to be able to be seen) as we went round a bend in the road. [U]We're looking for a house which is within sight of (= from which it is possible to see) the mountains. [U](figurative) The building was in/within sight of being finished (= almost finished). [U]The train left the station and disappeared from sight (= went where it could not be seen). [U]I've been learning music for a long time, but I still can't play it on/at sight (= the first time I see it). [U]I caught sight of (= saw for a moment) my former teacher while I was out shopping today, but she turned a corner and I lost sight of (= could no longer see) her. [U](figurative) In the sight of the law, all people are equal. [U]"Do you know David Wilson?" "I haven't met him, but I know him by sight (= I recognize him, but do not know him personally)." [U](informal) She hated/loathed the sight of (= had a strong dislike for) her former husband. [U](informal) I'm sick of the sight of your mess - I wish you'd tidy up a bit. [U](informal) They used to be very good friends, but now they can't bear/stand the sight of each other. [U]The question seemed easy at first sight (= when he first saw it), but when the student tried to answer it, he discovered how difficult it was. [U]Her face after the accident was not a pretty sight (= her appearance was spoiled).Have you seen all the sights (= places of interest, esp. to visitors)?(informal) Get out of my sight! (= go away!)The price of the house we like is out of sight (= extremely high and beyond what we could manage to pay).(slang) The group's new record is out of sight (= excellent)!(figurative) We're paying so much attention to the details that we have lost sight of (= have forgotten about) our aims.(saying) 'Out of sight, out of mind' means that when something or someone cannot be seen, it is forgotten about.(informal) "You're a sight for sore eyes (= I'm very pleased to see you/You look very attractive)!"I never buy anything sight unseen (= without seeing it first).

Cambridge English vocab.      Кембриджский английский словарь.