Meaning of SIGHT in English


I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English gesiht faculty or act of ~, thing seen; akin to Old High German gisiht ~, Old English sēon to see Date: before 12th century something that is seen ; spectacle , 2. a thing regarded as worth seeing, something ludicrous or disorderly in appearance , 3. a great number or quantity, a good deal ; lot , 4. the process, power, or function of seeing, mental or spiritual perception, mental view, 5. the act of looking at or beholding, inspection , perusal, view , glimpse , an observation to determine direction or position (as by a navigator), 6. a perception of an object by or as if by the eye , the range of vision , presentation of a note or draft to the maker or draftee ; demand , 8. a device that aids the eye in aiming or in finding the direction of an object, aspiration , II. verb Date: 1602 transitive verb to get or catch ~ of , to look at through or as if through a ~, to aim by means of ~s, 4. to equip with ~s, to adjust the ~s of, intransitive verb to take aim, to look carefully in a particular direction, III. adjective Date: 1801 based on recognition or comprehension without previous study , payable on presentation

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