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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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  • It was this woman's instinct, that men never believe in, and the girl's eyesight.

    Double Trouble Herbert Quick
  • Im too old to piece patchwork, myself—my eyesight aint what it used to be.

  • Four days after the operation, the Chancellor continued, the headaches had disappeared, and my eyesight was greatly improved.

  • I am almost inclined to rejoice that my eyesight is gone, for I cannot see my deformity.

    City Crimes Greenhorn
  • My eyesight is failing, and I could no longer sketch, even if my health would permit it.

    Letters to an Unknown Prosper Mrime
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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