second sight


the faculty of seeing future events; clairvoyance.

Origin of second sight

First recorded in 1610–20

OTHER WORDS FROM second sight

sec·ond·sight·ed, adjectivesec·ond·sight·ed·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for second sight

second sight


the alleged ability to foresee the future, see actions taking place elsewhere, etc; clairvoyance

Derived forms of second sight

second-sighted, adjectivesecond-sightedness, noun
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Idioms and Phrases with second sight

second sight

Clairvoyance, as in Jane must have second sight; she knew exactly where Dad had mislaid his keys. This expression, alluding to the supposed power of someone to perceive an event in the future or distance as though actually present, dates from the early 1600s.

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