nearsighted

[ neer-sahy-tid, -sahy- ]
/ ˈnɪərˌsaɪ tɪd, -ˈsaɪ- /

adjective

seeing distinctly at a short distance only; myopic.

Nearby words

  1. nearest and dearest,
  2. nearly,
  3. nearshore,
  4. nearshoring,
  5. nearside,
  6. nearsightedly,
  7. nearsightedness,
  8. nearthrosis,
  9. neat,
  10. neat line

Origin of nearsighted

First recorded in 1680–90; near + sight + -ed3

Related formsnear·sight·ed·ly, adverbnear·sight·ed·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for near-sighted

near-sighted

/ (ˌnɪəˈsaɪtɪd) /

adjective

relating to or suffering from myopia
Derived Formsnear-sightedly, adverbnear-sightedness, noun

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Word Origin and History for near-sighted

near-sighted

adj.

also nearsighted, 1680s, from near + sight. Figurative use from 1856. Related: Nearsightedly; nearsightedness.

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Medicine definitions for near-sighted

nearsighted

[ nîrsī′tĭd ]

adj.

Unable to see distant objects clearly; myopic.

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