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sight

sight

 
 
pronunciation:
saIt
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the ability to see; vision.
Pilots must have good sight.
synonyms:
eyesight, vision
definition 2: the act or an instance of seeing.
Do you believe in love at first sight?
synonyms:
glance, glimpse, look, view
definition 3: something that one sees.
The Grand Canyon is a beautiful sight.
definition 4: a range of view at a particular time.
A black cat came into sight from behind the building.
synonyms:
eyesight, view
definition 5: a thing worth seeing; spectacle.
We saw the sights of the city.
synonyms:
spectacle
definition 6: a device on a gun or telescope that is used to aim.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: sighted, sighting, sights
definition: to observe or suddenly see.
After two months at sea, we sighted land.
similar words:
behold, discover, glimpse, observe, perceive, see
derivation: sighter (n.)
Homophone Note
The words sight, cite, and site sound alike but have different meanings.
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