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sight
American English: /saɪt/
British English: /sʌɪt/

Translation of sight in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 uncountable
    also: eyesight
    1.1 to lose one's sight
    perder la vista or la visión
    to have poor sight
    tener mala vista
    ver mal
    Example sentences
    • Likewise, the quality of each sense perception is embodied as a sense consciousness - sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch.
    • Our brain gets stimulatory inputs through the special sensory stimuli of touch, sight, hearing, smell and taste.
    • So in addition to the usual five senses of sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell, the mental function is counted as the sixth.
    1.2 (eyes) in somebody's sightto be equal in the sight of the Law
    ser iguales ante la ley
    in our sight, he was a hero
    para nosotros, era un héroe
  • 2 uncountable (range of vision) to come into sight to lose sight of something/somebody
    perder algo/a alguien de vista
    he lost sight of her in the crowd
    la perdió de vista entre la muchedumbre
    they've lost sight of the most important thing
    han perdido de vista lo más importante
    the finishing line was now in sight
    ya se veía la meta
    we were within sight of victory, victory was within sight
    la victoria estaba cercana
    as soon as we were out of sight, we began to run
    cuando ya no nos veían, empezamos a correr
    she watched until they were out of sight
    los siguió con la mirada hasta que los perdió de vista
    (get) out of my sight! you'd better keep out of her sight for a while
    va a ser mejor que no te vea por un rato
    keep it out of their sight
    que no lo vean
    I daren't let him out of my sight for a second
    no me atrevo a dejarlo solo ni un minuto
    out of sight, out of mind
    ojos que no ven, corazón que no siente
    Example sentences
    • For some time now dog snatching has been prevalent in our area and all dogs should be within sight at all times.
    • Indeed, you can find some marvellous fishing within sight and sound of Copenhagen airport itself.
    • The men were drowned within sight and sound and near touching distance of frantic relatives.
  • 3 (act of seeing, view) (no plural) at first sight, she looks younger than Fred
    a primera vista parece más joven que Fred
    I took a dislike to him at first sight
    me cayó mal desde el primer momento
    it was love at first sight at the sight of blood
    al ver sangre
    to catch sight of something/somebodywe caught sight of them going up the mountain
    los vimos or los avistamos subiendo la montaña
    as he opened the drawer, I caught sight of the gun
    cuando abrió el cajón, pude ver el revólver
    to know somebody by sight
    conocer a alguien de vista
    to play at o by sight (Music)
    tocar a primera vista
    deserters will be shot on sight
    los desertores serán fusilados en el acto
    the sight of a cat drives the dog wild
    el perro se enloquece en cuanto ve un gato
    I can't stand the sight of him [colloquial]
    no lo puedo ver [colloquial]
    he bought the goods sight unseen
    compró los artículos sin haberlos visto antes
    Example sentences
    • We had not one look, glance, sight, glimpse, sound, whisper, touch, tap, smell, scent.
    • Yet worse then all that was the fact that the very sight of him made her hunger for his touch all over again…
    • The sight of the blood and the use of the blade were obviously the key to his sexuality, according to forensic psychologists.
    Example sentences
    • The first step on the road to heaven for each of us is to realize our true spiritual state in the sight of God.
    • The prelude to this is the acknowledgement that all people are equal in the sight of God, which is the enduring logic for the juridical equality of all citizens.
    • Vigilance and piety prevailed over the brute force of nature, and Juliet and John are married in the sight of God as well as of the State of New Jersey.
  • 4 countable 4.1 (thing seen) the sparrow is a familiar sight in our gardens
    el gorrión se ve con frecuencia en nuestros jardines
    it's not a pretty sight [colloquial]
    no es un espectáculo muy agradable
    it is/it was a sight for sore eyes
    da/daba gusto verlo
    your smiling face is a sight for sore eyes
    da gusto ver tu cara sonriente
    4.2 (of untidy or absurd appearance) a sight [colloquial]I look a sight!
    ¡estoy horrorosa!
    ¡qué parezco!
    she looks a sight in that dress
    ese vestido le queda espantoso
    your room's a real sight
    tu habitación es un desastre [colloquial]
    4.3
    also: sights plural
    (famous places) the sights
    los lugares de interés
    to see o [colloquial] do the sights
    visitar los lugares de interés
    Example sentences
    • Most of the city's top tourist sights lie within a single wide bend in the river.
    • They want McDonald's to take down the outsize golden arches that obscure some of the city's tourist sights.
    • Usually, it is the final stop of foreign tourists looking for pretty sights and interesting places to the north of Varna.
    Example sentences
    • Traditional Dutch street organs are a familiar sight in Holland as you would expect, but Territorians don't have to travel overseas to see and hear them.
    • Over the next three years, the bus became a familiar sight to local residents, was visited by the Queen, and won a national award presented by Princess Anne.
    • It's a familiar sight in the middle of the Christmas table or perhaps in a living room window, but their creator explains that one of the four candles should be lit during each week of December.
  • 5 5.1 countable (of gun) she had the hare in her sights
    tenía la liebre en la mira
    5.2
    also: sights plural
    (ambition) to have something in one's sights, to have one's sights on something
    tener la mira puesta en algo
    she's set her sights on the gold
    tiene la mira puesta en la medalla de oro
    you have to raise your sights
    tienes que aspirar a más or [colloquial] apuntar más alto
    Example sentences
    • And they said the same things but they added that some of their weapons, thermal sights and night vision devices needed updating.
    • Today's armoured battle might take place at night, using thermal imaging devices that are in many ways better than optical sights even on a clear day.
    • There are backup open sights in case the optical sight becomes damaged or is removed.
  • 6 (lot) [colloquial]a (far o damn) sight happier/richer
    muchísimo más feliz/rico
    it's a (far o damn) sight better
    es muchísimo mejor
    he's a sight too clever
    se pasa de listo
    Example sentences
    • I must have been a sight in my blood stained wedding dress and shoes that were still oddly contorted from the crash.
    • Clad in my nightgown and untied work boots, I must have been a sight.

transitive verb

  • 1
    (land/ship)
    divisar
    avistar
    (person/animal)
    ver
    Example sentences
    • Once prey is sighted it is caught by a short, steep dive from the perch.
    • When one observer sighted a whale or whales at the surface, the other would record data.
    • When a scout has sighted a rhino he radios the camp and interested parties then drive and walk to where the [usually sleeping] rhino has been seen.
  • 2
    (gun/bow)
    ajustar la mira de
    Example sentences
    • I sighted carefully down the barrel of my pistol and fired.
    • I yelped and drew my pistol out of its holster faster than I have ever drawn in my life, raised the weapon and sighted down the barrel.
    • He sighted over the barrel of his Winchester and blew apart the skull of the drone nearest to him.

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