Meaning of SIGHT in English

SIGHT

I.

noun

1 ability to see ⇨ See also ↑ eyesight

VERB + SIGHT

▪ have

She has very little ~ in her left eye.

▪ lose

He's lost the ~ of one eye.

▪ regain

▪ save

The surgeons battled to save her ~.

▪ restore

SIGHT + VERB

▪ deteriorate , fail , go (all esp. BrE )

I think my ~ is beginning to go.

▪ return

His ~ returned by degrees.

SIGHT + NOUN

▪ test ( BrE )

▪ defects ( BrE ), problems

▪ loss ( BrE )

This disease is the main cause of ~ loss among those aged 50 and over.

PHRASES

▪ the/your sense of ~

2 act/moment of seeing sth

VERB + SIGHT

▪ catch , get , have

She suddenly caught ~ of the look on her mother's face.

We will soon get our first ~ of the Statue of Liberty.

▪ keep

She kept ~ of him in her mirror.

▪ lose

SIGHT + NOUN

▪ gag

The movie is filled with dozens of funny ~ gags.

PREPOSITION

▪ at the ~ (of)

Her knees went weak at the ~ of him.

▪ on ~

Soldiers have been ordered to shoot looters on ~ ( = as soon as they see them ).

PHRASES

▪ at first ~

He looked at first ~ like a tourist.

It was love at first ~.

▪ cannot bear the ~ of sth , cannot stand the ~ of sth (= hate seeing sb/sth)

I can't stand the ~ of blood.

▪ a clear ~ of sth ( esp. BrE )

He didn't shoot until he had a clear ~ of the goal.

▪ know sb by ~ (= to recognize sb without knowing them well)

▪ the mere ~ of sb/sth , the very ~ of sb/sth

The mere ~ of her sitting there made his heart beat faster.

▪ sick of the ~ of sb/sth ( esp. BrE )

We've shared an office for too long and we're sick of the ~ of each other.

▪ ~ unseen

I bought it, ~ unseen ( = without seeing it ).

3 position where sth can be seen

VERB + SIGHT

▪ come into

Then the towers of the castle came into ~.

▪ disappear from , vanish from

She watched until the car disappeared from ~.

▪ block , block out

▪ hide (sth) from , remove sth from

I hid the papers from ~.

PREPOSITION

▪ in ~

Keep their car in ~ for as long as you can.

The end is in ~ (= will happen soon) . ( figurative )

▪ out of ~

He kept out of ~ behind a pillar.

You'd better stay out of ~ until they go.

▪ within ~ of

Her staff of 30 work in an industrial loft within ~ of Logan Airport.

PHRASES

▪ in full ~ of sb

He tried to break into a car in full ~ of a policeman.

▪ in plain ~

They waited until the enemy was in plain ~.

▪ be nowhere in ~

Her father was nowhere in ~.

▪ come in ~ of sb/sth

At last we came in ~ of a few houses.

▪ no end in ~

The violence continues with no end in ~.

▪ not leave sb's ~

He won't let the children leave his ~.

▪ sb's line of ~

She was now standing just out of his line of ~.

▪ not let sb/sth out of your ~

Whatever you do, don't let them out of your ~!

4 sth that you see

ADJECTIVE

▪ common , familiar , regular ( esp. BrE )

Tom was a pretty familiar ~ around the casino.

▪ bizarre , odd , rare , strange , unexpected , unfamiliar , unlikely ( esp. BrE ), unusual

▪ amazing , awe-inspiring , awesome , beautiful , breathtaking , extraordinary , fine , impressive , inspiring , magnificent , spectacular , splendid ( esp. BrE ), unforgettable , wonderful

▪ depressing , pathetic , pitiful , sad , sorry , unedifying ( BrE )

He really did look a sorry ~, with his clothes covered in mud.

▪ disturbing

▪ ghastly , gruesome , horrible , horrific , horrifying , terrible , terrifying

▪ welcome

Dan's face was a welcome ~.

VERB + SIGHT

▪ behold , see , witness

This is a ~ not often seen on concert stages in this country.

I witnessed the awful ~ of children drinking dirty water from puddles.

▪ look ( BrE , informal )

You look a ~ in that hat!

▪ enjoy

Who does not enjoy the ~ and sounds of birds in the country?

SIGHT + VERB

▪ greet

An appalling ~ greeted her.

PHRASES

▪ be quite a ~

The military parade was quite a ~.

▪ be spared the ~ of sth

Thankfully, we were spared the ~ of his naked body.

▪ not a pretty ~

I'm not a pretty ~ when I get out of bed in the morning.

▪ ~s and sounds

The ~s and sounds of the city distracted her from her work.

5 sights places of interest

ADJECTIVE

▪ famous , historic

VERB + SIGHTS

▪ see , take in , visit

Let's get out of the hotel and see the ~s.

6 on gun/telescope

ADJECTIVE

▪ gun (usually gunsight )

▪ adjustable , fixed

▪ optical , telescopic

▪ night , thermal , thermal-imaging

▪ laser

▪ front , rear

VERB + SIGHT

▪ adjust , align

to align the ~s on the target

PREPOSITION

▪ in your ~

He fixed the deer in his ~s and pulled the trigger.

7 sights your aim, attention, etc.

VERB + SIGHTS

▪ have sb/sth in , have sb/sth within

Rossi has the defending champion in her ~s in tomorrow's race.

▪ fix , train , turn

She turned her ~s on Florida's adoption laws.

▪ lower , raise

After failing to get into college, he lowered his ~s and got a job in a bar.

PHRASES

▪ have your ~s set on sth , set your ~s on sth

She has her ~s set on becoming a writer.

▪ set your ~s high , set your ~s low

He says he wants to win the trophy, but I think he's setting his ~s too high.

II.

verb

Sight is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ land

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