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sight British & World English

The faculty or power of seeing

on sight in sight British & World English

As soon as someone or something has been seen

on sight British & World English

As soon as someone or something has been seen

sight gag British & World English

A visual joke

peep sight British & World English

A backsight for rifles with a circular hole through which the foresight is brought into line with the object aimed at

long sight British & World 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

a sight —— British & World English

Much; to a considerable extent

sight glass British & World English

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

sight line British & World English

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

sight-read British & World English

Read and perform (music) from sheet music, without preparation

sight-sing British & World English

Sing (music) at sight, without preparation

short sight British & World 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

rear sight British & World English

The sight nearest to the stock on a firearm

second sight British & World English

The supposed ability to perceive future or distant events; clairvoyance

sight deposit British & World English

A bank deposit that can be withdrawn immediately without notice or penalty

sight screen British & World English

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

sight unseen British & World English

Without the opportunity to look at the object in question beforehand

in sight of in sight British & World English

So as to see or be seen from

outasight in sight British & World English

Extremely good; excellent

in sight of British & World English

So as to see or be seen from

line of sight British & World English

A straight line along which an observer has unobstructed vision

line of sight in line1 British & World English

A straight line along which an observer has unobstructed vision

at first sight in sight British & World English

On first seeing or meeting someone

catch sight of in sight British & World English

Glimpse for a moment; suddenly notice

lose sight of in sight British & World English

Be no longer able to see

at first sight British & World English

On first seeing or meeting someone

catch sight of British & World English

Glimpse for a moment; suddenly notice

lose sight of British & World English

Be no longer able to see

telescopic sight British & World English

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

know someone by sight in know British & World English

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

not a pretty sight in sight British & World English

Not a pleasant spectacle or situation

a sight —— in sight British & World English

Much; to a considerable extent

a sight to behold in sight British & World English

A person or thing that is particularly impressive or worth seeing

not a pretty sight British & World English

Not a pleasant spectacle or situation

a sight to behold British & World English

A person or thing that is particularly impressive or worth seeing

know someone by sight British & World English

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

outasight in out of sight British & World English

Extremely good; excellent

a sight for sore eyes in sight British & World English

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

a sight for sore eyes British & World English

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

a sight in sight British & World English

A person or thing having a ridiculous, repulsive, or dishevelled appearance

gunsight British & World English

A device on a gun that enables it to be aimed accurately

out of sight, out of mind in sight British & World English

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


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