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seer1

Syllabification: seer

noun

1A person who is supposed to be able, through supernatural insight, to see what the future holds.
Example sentences
  • Traditionally, these areas would be the domain of the ‘witch doctor’ or seer, wizard, shaman, wise man/woman, whatever they may be called.
  • She represented herself as a seer and used fortune-telling techniques such as palmistry.
  • Believers have declared that this is a prophecy of the Great Fire of London, which is also said to have been foretold by Nostradamus and other seers.
Synonyms
soothsayer, oracle, prophet(ess), augur, prognosticator, diviner, visionary, fortune teller, crystal gazer, clairvoyant, psychic, medium
literary sibyl
1.1An expert who provides forecasts of the economic or political future: our seers have grown gloomier about prospects for growth
More example sentences
  • While your disciples are journalists and blaspheming healers mine are seers and political strategists.
  • Looking back on his comments a little more than a year later, it is hard to give the former governor high marks as an economic seer.
2 [usually in combination] chiefly archaic A person who sees something specified: a seer of the future ghost-seers

Origin

Middle English: from see1 + -er1.

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There are 2 main definitions of seer in English:

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seer2

Syllabification: seer

noun

(In South Asia) a varying unit of weight (about one kilogram) or liquid measure (about one liter).

Origin

from Hindi ser.

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