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Definition 1: the act of looking or seeing or observing - [noun denoting act]

Samples where sight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for sight in the sense of this definition

(sight is a kind of ...) the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually

"he went out to have a look" "his look was fixed on her eyes" "he gave it a good looking at" "his camera does his looking for him"

(... is a kind of sight ) a full view; a good look

"they wanted to see violence and they got an eyeful"

Definition 2: the ability to see; the visual faculty - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for sight in the sense of this definition

(sight is a kind of ...) a particular sense

(sight is a kind of ...) sensitivity to stimuli originating outside of the body

(... is a kind of sight ) vision at the edges of the visual field using only the periphery of the retina

(... is a kind of sight ) normal vision in daylight; vision with sufficient illumination that the cones are active and hue is perceived

(... is a kind of sight ) the ability to see in reduced illumination (as in moonlight)

(... is a kind of sight ) vision for objects 2 feet or closer to the viewer

(... is a kind of sight ) vision with only one eye

(... is a kind of sight ) normal use of the faculty of vision

(... is a kind of sight ) vision for objects that a 20 feet or more from the viewer

(... is a kind of sight ) the normal ability to see colors

(... is a kind of sight ) vision using the fovea and parafovea; the middle part of the visual field

(... is a kind of sight ) vision involving the use of both eyes

(... is a kind of sight ) sharpness of vision; the visual ability to resolve fine detail (usually measured by a Snellen chart)

(... is a kind of sight ) vision using the rods

(... is a kind of sight ) normal eyesight

(sight is the domain which ... is member of) the sensory system for vision

Definition 3: an instance of visual perception - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where sight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(sight is a kind of ...) a percept that arises from the eyes; an image in the visual system

Definition 4: the range of vision - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where sight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • out of sight of land

Synonyms for sight in the sense of this definition

(sight is a kind of ...) the limit of capability

"within the compass of education"

Definition 5: a range of mental vision - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where sight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in his sight she could do no wrong

(sight is a kind of ...) a way of regarding situations or topics etc.

"consider what follows from the positivist view"

Definition 6: anything that is seen - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where sight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(sight is a kind of ...) exhibiting openly in public view

"a display of courage"

(... is a kind of sight ) something or someone seen (especially a notable or unusual sight)

"the tragic spectacle of cripples trying to escape"

Definition 7: (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where sight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a batch of letters
  • a deal of trouble
  • a lot of money
  • he made a mint on the stock market
  • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
  • it must have cost plenty
  • a slew of journalists
  • a wad of money

Synonyms for sight in the sense of this definition

(sight is a kind of ...) an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude

(... is a kind of sight ) an overwhelming number or amount

"a flood of requests" "a torrent of abuse"

(... is a kind of sight ) a mass of hay piled up in a barn for preservation

Definition 8: catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes - [verb of perception]

Samples where sight or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he caught sight of the king's men coming over the ridge

Synonyms for sight in the sense of this definition

(sight is a kind of ...) to become aware of through the senses

"I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon"

(... is a kind of sight ) catch sight of

(... is a kind of sight ) discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of

"She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water" "We found traces of lead in the paint"

Definition 9: take aim by looking through the sights of a gun (or other device) - [verb of perception]

(sight is a kind of ...) point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards

"Please don't aim at your little brother!" "He trained his gun on the burglar" "Don't train your camera on the women" "Take a swipe at one's opponent"

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