[ see-ing ]
See synonyms for: seeingseeings on

  1. in view of the fact that; considering; inasmuch as.

  1. the act of a person who sees.

  2. the sense of sight.

Origin of seeing

First recorded in 1495–1505; see1 + -ing2

Other words from seeing

  • un·see·ing, adjective
  • un·see·ing·ly, adverb
  • un·see·ing·ness, noun

Words Nearby seeing Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use seeing in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for seeing


/ (ˈsiːɪŋ) /

  1. the sense or faculty of sight; vision

  2. astronomy the quality of the observing conditions (especially the turbulence of the atmosphere) during an astronomical observation

  1. (subordinating often foll by that) in light of the fact (that); inasmuch as; since

usage For seeing

The use of seeing as how as in seeing as (how) the bus is always late, I don't need to hurry is generally thought to be incorrect or non-standard

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