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eyesight

[ahy-sahyt]
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noun
  1. the power or faculty of seeing.
  2. the act or fact of seeing.
  3. the range of the eye: to come within eyesight.
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Origin of eyesight

Middle English word dating back to 1150–1200; see origin at eye, sight
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Examples from the Web for eyesight

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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!

  • 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

eyesight

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

n.

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

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

eyesight in Medicine

eyesight

sīt′)
n.
  1. The faculty of sight; vision.
  2. Range of vision; view.
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