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[ahy-sahyt] /ˈaɪˌsaɪt/
the power or faculty of seeing.
the act or fact of seeing.
the range of the eye:
to come within eyesight.
Origin of eyesight
Middle English word dating back to 1150-1200; See origin at eye, sight Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Faith is the soul's eyesight; and when we possess it the world is never dark nor lonely.

    Biographical Stories Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • First of all, it was evident that he must turn back if he was to save his eyesight.

    The Leopard Woman Stewart Edward White
  • Low-lying alligator, evading the eyesight and discouraging hope!

    The Uncommercial Traveller Charles Dickens
  • In the pursuit he lost his eyesight, lost his health, but never lost his love of truth.

    Self-Help Samuel Smiles
  • After the death of her husband, she had worked so late as to endanger her eyesight.

    His Masterpiece Emile Zola
British Dictionary definitions for eyesight


the ability to see; faculty of sight
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for eyesight

c.1200, from eye (n.) + sight (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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eyesight in Medicine

eyesight eye·sight (ī'sīt')

  1. The faculty of sight; vision.

  2. Range of vision; view.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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