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sight

sight

 
pronunciation:
saIt
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
out of sight
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the ability to see; vision.
synonyms:
eyesight, vision
definition 2: the act or an instance of seeing.
synonyms:
glance, glimpse, look, view
definition 3: something that one sees.
similar words:
spectacle
definition 4: a range of view, as on a particular occasion.
He came into sight from behind the building.
synonyms:
eyeshot, eyesight, view
definition 5: a noteworthy thing to see; spectacle.
The mountains are quite a sight.
synonyms:
spectacle
definition 6: a device, as on a gun or telescope, that enables accurate aiming.
synonyms:
bead
phrase: out of sight
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: sighted, sighting, sights
definition 1: to observe or suddenly see.
After two months at sea, the captain sighted land.
synonyms:
descry, discern, espy, lay eyes on
similar words:
behold, discover, glimpse, observe, perceive, see
definition 2: to determine the exact placement of by using a surveying or navigating device.
similar words:
locate
definition 3: to direct or aim (a firearm or other device) at a target.
synonyms:
aim
similar words:
direct, home, level, train
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to look carefully in a particular direction.
similar words:
gaze, look, stare
definition 2: to aim or look through a sight, as on a rifle.
similar words:
aim, home
derivation: sighter (n.)
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The words sight, cite, and site sound alike but have different meanings.
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  sense, weapon