eyesight

[ ahy-sahyt ]
/ ˈaɪˌsaɪt /

noun

the power or faculty of seeing.
the act or fact of seeing.
the range of the eye: to come within eyesight.

Nearby words

  1. eyes-only,
  2. eyeservice,
  3. eyeshade,
  4. eyeshine,
  5. eyeshot,
  6. eyesome,
  7. eyesore,
  8. eyespot,
  9. eyestalk,
  10. eyestone

Origin of eyesight

Middle English word dating back to 1150–1200; see origin at eye, sight

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British Dictionary definitions for eyesight

eyesight

/ (ˈaɪˌsaɪt) /

noun

the ability to see; faculty of sight
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Word Origin and History for eyesight

eyesight

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for eyesight

eyesight

[ īsīt′ ]

n.

The faculty of sight; vision.
Range of vision; view.

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