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sight US English

The faculty or power of seeing

sight US Thesaurus

she has excellent sight

day sight US English

The condition of having better vision in bright than in dim light.

in sight US English


on sight US English

As soon as someone or something has been seen

sight gag US English

A visual joke

Aldis sight US English

A gunsight originally devised for use on aircraft, consisting of a non-magnifying telescope mounted parallel to the barrel of a gun.

astro sight US English

A determination of position by observation of the stars.

first sight US English

See at first sight, love at first sight.

globe sight US English

A front sight for a rifle, pistol, etc., in the form of a ball or disc.

long sight US English

The inability to see things clearly, especially if they are relatively close to the eyes, owing to the focusing of rays of light by the eye at a point behind the retina

mind-sight US English

The ability of the mind to understand, imagine, or penetrate.

naked sight US English

= naked eye.

near sight US English

A close view of something; a position allowing a close view.

night-sight US English

The faculty or power of seeing in the dark.

notch sight US English

A gunsight incorporating a notch through which aim is taken.

open sight US English

(Of a firearm) a non-optical sight which must be superimposed upon the aiming point to achieve correct aim.

peep sight US English

A rear sight for rifles with a circular hole through which the front sight is brought into line with the object aimed at

plain sight US English

A non-telescopic sight.

rear sight US English

The sight nearest to the stock on a firearm

ring sight US English

A circular sight on a weapon.

short sight US English

The inability to see things clearly unless they are relatively close to the eyes, owing to the focusing of rays of light by the eye at a point in front of the retina

a sight —— US English

Used to indicate that something is so described to a considerable extent

sight bite US English

A brief piece of footage used in television coverage of an event and intended to convey the essence and significance of that event; (hence) a person, image, etc., used in this way, or an event staged for this purpose.

sight glass US English

A transparent tube or window through which the level of liquid in a reservoir or supply line can be checked visually

sight line US English

A hypothetical line from someone’s eye to what is seen (used especially with reference to good or bad visibility)

sight-read US English

Read and perform (music) at sight, without preparation

sight rhyme US English

Another term for eye rhyme.

sight-sing US English

Sing (music) at sight, without preparation

time sight US English

An observation of the altitude of the sun or a star for the purpose of ascertaining the time and hence the longitude.

quarter-sight US English

(Chiefly in plural) a sight engraved on the base ring of a cannon in quarter degrees and used to set its elevation.

second sight US English

The supposed ability to perceive future or distant events; clairvoyance

sight deposit US English

A bank deposit that can be withdrawn immediately without notice or penalty

sight screen US English

A large white screen placed near the boundary in line with the wicket to help the batsman see the ball

sight unseen US English

Without the opportunity to look at the object in question beforehand

in sight of US English

So as to see or be seen from

out of sight US English

Not visible

catch sight of US English

Suddenly notice; glimpse

heave in sight US English

Come into view

line of sight US English

A straight line along which an observer has unobstructed vision

at first sight US English

On first seeing or meeting someone

lose sight of US English

Be no longer able to see

telescopic sight US English

A small telescope used for sighting, typically mounted on a rifle

out of my sight! US English

Go away at once!

not a pretty sight US English

Not a pleasant spectacle or situation

a sight to behold US English

A person or thing that is particularly impressive or worth seeing

know someone by sight US English

Recognize someone by their appearance without knowing their name or being so well acquainted as to talk to them

a sight for sore eyes US English

A person or thing that one is extremely pleased or relieved to see

outasight in out of sight US English

Extremely good; excellent

out of sight, out of mind US English

You soon forget people or things that are no longer visible or present

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