An example of sight is being able to see well in the darkness.
An example of a sight is a view of the Grand Canyon.
An example of to sight is to see land after sailing for a week.
A hero in our sight.
Sighted along the barrel of the gun.
A sight better than fighting.
Sight along the line.
A sight draft.
To gain sight of land.
You really look a sight in that silly costume!
The sight of a quadrant.
A sight of money.
This is a darn sight better than what I'm used to at home!
In their sight it was harmless.
To sight land from a ship.
To sight a rifle or a cannon.
No solution in sight.
We lost sight of the purpose of our visit.
Sighted land after 40 days at sea.
Sight a target.
- A lot; much:.We're a sight better off without him.
- Immediately upon being seen:.Threatened to shoot looters on sight.
- Remarkable; incredible:.The graduation party was out of sight.
- One whom it is a relief or joy to see.
- Without seeing the object in question:.Bought the horse sight unseen.
- A person or thing that is pleasant to see; welcome sight.
- When seen or considered for the first time.
- When or as soon as seen.
- Upon demand or presentation.
- By appearance; by recognizing but not through being acquainted.
- To make out by means of the eyes; discern; see.
- To see briefly; glimpse.
- To fail to keep in sight; see no longer.
- To fail to keep in mind; forget.
- Not nearly.
- Not at all.
- Not in sight.
- Far off; remote.
- Beyond reach; unattainable; extremely high, as in standards, price, etc.
- Excellent; wonderful.
- Not in sight of.
- Not close or near to; remote from.
- To aim to achieve or attain.To set your sights on a college diploma.
- Without seeing (the thing mentioned) beforehand.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
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 sihÃ¾ (“something seen").