Meaning of SIGHT in English


vi to take aim by a sight.

2. sight ·vt the instrument of seeing; the eye.

3. sight ·vt a spectacle; a view; a show; something worth seeing.

4. sight ·vt a great number, quantity, or sum; as, a sight of money.

5. sight ·vt mental view; opinion; judgment; as, in their sight it was harmless.

6. sight ·vt inspection; examination; as, a letter intended for the sight of only one person.

7. sight ·vt to look at through a sight; to see accurately; as, to sight an object, as a star.

8. sight ·vt to get sight of; to see; as, to sight land; to sight a wreck.

9. sight ·vt the act of seeing; perception of objects by the eye; view; as, to gain sight of land.

10. sight ·vt the power of seeing; the faculty of vision, or of perceiving objects by the instrumentality of the eyes.

11. sight ·vt 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.

12. sight ·vt 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.

13. sight ·vt 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.

14. sight ·vt 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.

15. sight ·vt 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.

Webster English vocab.      Английский словарь Webster.