1. [ noun ] an instance of visual perception

"the sight of his wife brought him back to reality" "the train was an unexpected sight"

Related terms: visual_percept
2. [ noun ] anything that is seen

"he was a familiar sight on the television" or "they went to Paris to see the sights"

Related terms: display spectacle
3. [ noun ] (physiology) the ability to see; the faculty of vision
Synonyms: vision visual_modality visual_sense
Related terms: exteroception modality eyesight night_vision achromatic_vision central_vision peripheral_vision binocular_vision acuity chromatic_vision monocular_vision distance_vision daylight_vision near_vision stereoscopy stigmatism visual_system
4. [ verb ] catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes

: "caught sight of the kings men coming over the ridge."

Related terms: perceive detect descry view sighting
5. [ noun ] (optics) a optical instrument for aiding the eye in aiming, as on a firearm or surveying instrument
Related terms: optical_instrument bombsight gunsight firearm surveying_instrument eyepiece
6. [ noun ] the act of looking or seeing or observing
Synonyms: view survey

"he tried to get a better view of it" "his survey of the battlefield was limited"

Related terms: look eyeful
7. [ noun ] a range of mental vision

"in his sight she could do no wrong"

Related terms: position
8. [ noun ] the range of vision
Synonyms: ken

"out of sight of land"

Related terms: compass
9. [ noun ] (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
Synonyms: mass lot good_deal great_deal pile plenty heap whole_lot deal flock mint quite_a_little pot slew stack mickle mess raft wad spate whole_slew tidy_sum muckle peck hatful batch

: "a batch of letters" "a deal of trouble" "a lot of money" "he made a mint on the stock market" "it must have cost plenty"

Related terms: large_indefinite_quantity flood jam heap
Similar spelling:   sixty