Sight Definition

sīt
sighted, sighting, sights
noun
sights
The ability to see.
American Heritage
A remarkable or spectacular view; spectacle.
Webster's New World
Something seen; view.
Webster's New World
The act of seeing; perception by the eyes.
Webster's New World
A thing worth seeing.
The sights of the city.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
Antonyms:
beautyblindness
Advertisement
verb
sighted, sighting, sights
To observe or examine by taking a sight.
Webster's New World
To catch sight of; see.
Webster's New World
To take aim or an observation with a sight.
Webster's New World
To bring into the sights of a rifle, etc.; aim at.
Webster's New World
To look carefully in a specified direction.
Sight along the line.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
be blind
Advertisement
adjective
Read, done, understood, etc. quickly and easily as soon as seen.
Webster's New World
Due or payable when presented.
A sight draft.
Webster's New World
idiom
a sight
  • A lot; much:

    We're a sight better off without him.

American Heritage
on sight
  • Immediately upon being seen:

    threatened to shoot looters on sight.

American Heritage
out of sight
  • Remarkable; incredible:

    The graduation party was out of sight.

American Heritage
sight for sore eyes
  • One whom it is a relief or joy to see.
American Heritage
sight unseen
  • Without seeing the object in question:

    bought the horse sight unseen.

American Heritage
Advertisement

Other Word Forms of Sight

Noun

Singular:
sight
Plural:
sights

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Sight

Origin of Sight

  • Middle English from Old English sihth, gesiht something seen sekw-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old English sihþ (“something seen").

    From Wiktionary

Advertisement

Find Similar Words

Find similar words to sight using the buttons below.

Words Starting With

Words Ending With

Unscrambles

sight
Advertisement