1. an instance of visual perception;
- Example: "the sight of his wife brought him back to reality"
- Example: "the train was an unexpected sight"
2. anything that is seen;
- Example: "he was a familiar sight on the television"
- Example: "they went to Paris to see the sights"
3. the ability to see; the visual faculty;
[syn: sight, vision, visual sense, visual modality]
4. a range of mental vision;
- Example: "in his sight she could do no wrong"
5. the range of vision;
- Example: "out of sight of land"
[syn: sight, ken]
6. the act of looking or seeing or observing;
- Example: "he tried to get a better view of it"
- Example: "his survey of the battlefield was limited"
[syn: view, survey, sight]
7. (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent;
- Example: "a batch of letters"
- Example: "a deal of trouble"
- Example: "a lot of money"
- Example: "he made a mint on the stock market"
- Example: "see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos"
- Example: "it must have cost plenty"
- Example: "a slew of journalists"
- Example: "a wad of money"
[syn: batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad]
1. catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes;
- Example: "he caught sight of the king's men coming over the ridge"
[syn: spy, sight]
2. take aim by looking through the sights of a gun (or other device);
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Sight \Sight\ (s[imac]t), n. [OE. sight, si[thorn]t, siht, AS. siht, gesiht, gesih[eth], gesieh[eth], gesyh[eth]; akin to D. gezicht, G. sicht, gesicht, Dan. sigte, Sw. sigt, from the root of E. see. See See, v. t.] 1. The act of seeing; perception of objects by the eye; view; as, to gain sight of land. [1913 Webster] A cloud received him out of their sight. --Acts. i. 9. [1913 Webster] 2. The power of seeing; the faculty of vision, or of perceiving objects by the instrumentality of the eyes. [1913 Webster] Thy sight is young, And thou shalt read when mine begin to dazzle. --Shak. [1913 Webster] O loss of sight, of thee I most complain! --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. The state of admitting unobstructed vision; visibility; open view; region which the eye at one time surveys; space through which the power of vision extends; as, an object within sight. [1913 Webster] 4. A spectacle; a view; a show; something worth seeing. [1913 Webster] Moses said, I will now turn aside and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt. --Ex. iii. 3. [1913 Webster] They never saw a sight so fair. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 5. The instrument of seeing; the eye. [1913 Webster] Why cloud they not their sights? --Shak. [1913 Webster] 6. Inspection; examination; as, a letter intended for the sight of only one person. [1913 Webster] 7. Mental view; opinion; judgment; as, in their sight it was harmless. --Wake. [1913 Webster] That which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God. --Luke xvi. 15. [1913 Webster] 8. A small aperture or optical device through which objects are to be seen, and by which their direction is settled or ascertained; -- used on surveying instruments; as, the sight of a quadrant. [1913 Webster] Thier eyes of fire sparking through sights of steel. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 9. An optical device or small piece of metal, fixed or movable, on the breech, muzzle, center, or trunnion of a gun, or on the breech and the muzzle of a rifle, pistol, etc., by means of which the eye is guided in aiming. A telescope mounted on a weapon, such as a rifle, and used for accurate aiming at distant targets is called a telescopic sight. --Farrow. [1913 Webster] 10. In a drawing, picture, etc., that part of the surface, as of paper or canvas, which is within the frame or the border or margin. In a frame or the like, the open space, the opening. [1913 Webster] 11. A great number, quantity, or sum; as, a sight of money. [Now colloquial] [1913 Webster] Note: Sight in this last sense was formerly employed in the best usage. "A sight of lawyers." --Latimer. [1913 Webster] A wonder sight of flowers. --Gower. [1913 Webster] At sight, as soon as seen, or presented to sight; as, a draft payable at sight: to read Greek at sight; to shoot a person at sight. Front sight (Firearms), the sight nearest the muzzle. Open sight. (Firearms) (a) A front sight through which the objects aimed at may be seen, in distinction from one that hides the object. (b) A rear sight having an open notch instead of an aperture. Peep sight, Rear sight. See under Peep, and Rear. Sight draft, an order, or bill of exchange, directing the payment of money at sight. To take sight, to take aim; to look for the purpose of directing a piece of artillery, or the like. [1913 Webster] Syn: Vision; view; show; spectacle; representation; exhibition. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Sight \Sight\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sighted; p. pr. & vb. n. Sighting.] 1. To get sight of; to see; as, to sight land; to sight a wreck. --Kane. [1913 Webster] 2. To look at through a sight; to see accurately; as, to sight an object, as a star. [1913 Webster] 3. To apply sights to; to adjust the sights of; also, to give the proper elevation and direction to by means of a sight; as, to sight a rifle or a cannon. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Sight \Sight\, v. i. (Mil.) To take aim by a sight. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
sight n 1: an instance of visual perception; "the sight of his wife brought him back to reality"; "the train was an unexpected sight" 2: anything that is seen; "he was a familiar sight on the television"; "they went to Paris to see the sights" 3: the ability to see; the visual faculty [syn: sight, vision, visual sense, visual modality] 4: a range of mental vision; "in his sight she could do no wrong" 5: the range of vision; "out of sight of land" [syn: sight, ken] 6: the act of looking or seeing or observing; "he tried to get a better view of it"; "his survey of the battlefield was limited" [syn: view, survey, sight] 7: (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "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" [syn: batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad] v 1: catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes; "he caught sight of the king's men coming over the ridge" [syn: spy, sight] 2: take aim by looking through the sights of a gun (or other device)Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
348 Moby Thesaurus words for "sight": Anschauung, aim, aim at, airscape, amazement, angle, angle of vision, assumption, astonishing thing, astonishment, atrocity, attitude, awe-inspiring, baboon, bag, barrel, basis, batch, behold, bend, blemish, blot, bombsight, brilliant, catch sight of, chromesthesia, cityscape, clap eyes on, clear sight, climate of opinion, cloudscape, color hearing, color vision, command, common belief, community sentiment, conceit, concept, conception, conclusion, cone vision, consensus gentium, considerable, consideration, cool, cosmorama, curiosity, cyclorama, day vision, daylight vision, deal, dekko, descry, determine, diorama, direct, directionize, disaster, discern, discernment, discover, display, distant, distinguish, dog, domination, espy, estimate, estimation, ethos, exception, exhibit, exhibition, exposition, extraordinary, eye, eye-mindedness, eyeful, eyereach, eyes, eyeshot, eyesight, eyesore, farsight, farsightedness, feeling, field of view, field of vision, finder, five senses, fix, fix on, footing, frame of reference, framework, fright, gargoyle, gaze, gazingstock, general belief, georama, glance at, glimpse, glom, gobs, good deal, great deal, hag, harridan, have in sight, heap, heaps, hearing, hold on, horizon, idea, identify, imaginative, imperceptible, impression, incredible, invisible, jolting, judgment, keen sight, ken, landscape, lashings, lay eyes on, leaf sight, leer, leering look, level at, light, light show, lights, limit of vision, line of sight, loads, look, look on, look upon, look-in, lookout, lot, lots, lump, lustful leer, make out, mark, marvel, marvelment, mass, mental outlook, mess, mind, mint, miracle, monster, monstrosity, moving, much, myriorama, mystique, naked eye, neat, night vision, no beauty, nonesuch, note, notice, notion, observation, observe, oodles, open sight, opinion, out of sight, outlook, outlook over, outrageous, pack, pageant, pageantry, panorama, panoramic sight, parade, peck, peek, peep, peep sight, peer, perceive, perception, peripheral field, peripheral vision, personal judgment, perspective, perspicacity, perspicuity, phantasmagoria, phenomenon, phonism, photism, photopia, pick out, pile, piles, pipe, place, point, point at, point of view, point to, pomp, popular belief, position, posture, pot, power, power of sight, present, presentation, presumption, prevailing belief, preview, prodigy, prospect, psychedelic show, public belief, public opinion, purview, quick sight, quite a little, quite a thing, raft, rafts, range, rare, rarity, reaction, receptor, recognize, reference system, regard, remark, remote, representation, respect, riverscape, rod vision, scads, scan, scape, scarecrow, scene, scenery, scenic view, scope, scope of vision, scotopia, seascape, see, seeing, sensation, sense of sight, sense organ, senses, sensillum, sensorium, sensory organ, sentiment, set, shifting scene, shocking, show, side, sidelong look, sight on, sightedness, sighthole, sightliness, situation, sixth sense, skyscape, slant, slew, slews, sly look, smell, something else, spate, spectacle, spot, spy, stack, stacks, stage show, stance, stand, standpoint, stunner, survey, sweep, synesthesia, system, tableau, tableau vivant, take aim, take in, taste, teratism, theory, thinking, thought, tidy sum, touch, townscape, train, train upon, turn, turn upon, twig, twilight vision, ugly duckling, universe, unobstructed vision, unreal, unseeable, unusual, view, viewfinder, viewpoint, vision, vista, visual acuity, visual field, visual sense, wad, wads, waterscape, way of thinking, whole slew, witch, witness, wonder, wonderful thing, wondermentBouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
SIGHT, contracts. Bills of exchange are frequently made payable at sight, that is, on presentment, which might be taken naturally to mean that the bill should then be paid without further delay; but although the point be not clearly settled, it seems the drawee is entitled to the days of grace. Beaw. Lex Mer. pl. 256; Kyd on Bills, 10; Chit. on Bills, 343-4; Bayley on Bills, 42, 109, 110; Selw. N. P. 339. 2.-The holder of a bill payable at sight, is required to use due diligence to put it into circulation, or have it presented for acceptance within a reasonable time. 20 John. 146; 7 Cowen, 705; 12 Pick. 399 13 Mass. 137; 4 Mason, 336; 5 Mason's 118; 1 McCord, 322; 1 Hawks, 195. 3. When the bill is payable any number of days after sight, the time begins to run from the period of presentment and acceptance, and not from the time of mere presentment. 1 Mason, 176; 20 John. 176.