The guns raised in unison, the sighting of the game, the rounds of shots, the thud as a prey is felled, and then the silence.
For non-Glass receiving citizens, a sighting is cause for excitement.
At that first sighting, the word “moonscape” popped into my mind—there was something not of this earth about the place.
The first sighting of the oarfish was an 18-footer that surprised a diver off Catalina Island.
Zimmerman had called 911 to report the sighting of what he thought was an armed prowler.
Scotty checked his rifle carefully, sighting down the barrel to make sure it was mirror clean.
He looked like a man who was sighting his home after many years of absence.
It is also fairly accurate to run a line at any angle to a given line by sighting along two pins stuck in a protractor.
Again some men in sighting will look at the front sight and not at the object.
Oto touched his cap and adjusted the sighting apparatus to his shoulder.
Old English sihð, gesiht, gesihð "thing seen; faculty of sight; aspect; vision; apparition," from Proto-Germanic *sekh(w)- (cf. Danish sigte, Swedish sigt, Middle Dutch sicht, Dutch zicht, Old High German siht, German Sicht, Gesicht), stem that also yielded Old English seon (see see (v.)), with noun suffix -th (2), later -t.
Verily, truth is sight. Therefore if two people should come disputing, saying, 'I have seen,' 'I have heard,' we should trust the one who says 'I have seen.' [Brhadaranyaka Upanishad 5.14.4]Meaning "perception or apprehension by means of the eyes" is from early 13c. Meaning "device on a firearm to assist in aiming" is from 1580s. A "show" of something, hence, colloquially, "a great many; a lot" (late 14c.). Sight for sore eyes "welcome visitor" is attested from 1738; sight unseen "without previous inspection" is from 1892. Sight gag first attested 1944. Middle English had sighty (late 14c.) "visible, conspicuous; bright, shining; attractive, handsome;" c.1400 as "keen-sighted;" mid-15c. as "discerning" (cf. German sichtig "visible").
The ability to see.
Field of vision.