seeing

[ see-ing ]
/ ˈsi ɪŋ /

conjunction

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

noun

the act of a person who sees.
the sense of sight.

Origin of seeing

First recorded in 1495–1505; see1 + -ing2

Related forms

un·see·ing, adjectiveun·see·ing·ly, adverbun·see·ing·ness, noun

Definition for seeing (2 of 2)

see

1
[ see ]
/ si /

verb (used with object), saw, seen, see·ing.

verb (used without object), saw, seen, see·ing.

Verb Phrases

Origin of see

1
before 900; Middle English seen, Old English sēon; cognate with Dutch zien, German sehen, Old Norse sjā, Gothic saihwan

SYNONYMS FOR see

5 comprehend, penetrate.
10 determine.
11 know, undergo.
18 accompany.

Related forms

see·a·ble, adjectivesee·a·ble·ness, nounun·see·a·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for seeing (1 of 3)

seeing

/ (ˈsiːɪŋ) /

noun

the sense or faculty of sight; vision
astronomy the quality of the observing conditions (especially the turbulence of the atmosphere) during an astronomical observation

conjunction

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

usage

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

British Dictionary definitions for seeing (2 of 3)

see

1
/ (siː) /

verb sees, seeing, saw or seen

Derived Forms

seeable, adjective

Word Origin for see

Old English sēon; related to Old Norse sjā, Gothic saihwan, Old Saxon sehan

British Dictionary definitions for seeing (3 of 3)

see

2
/ (siː) /

noun

the diocese of a bishop, or the place within it where his cathedral or procathedral is situatedSee also Holy See

Word Origin for see

C13: from Old French sed, from Latin sēdēs a seat; related to sedēre to sit
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Idioms and Phrases with seeing

see


In addition to the idioms beginning with see

  • see about
  • see after
  • see a man about a dog
  • see beyond one's nose
  • see daylight
  • see double
  • see eye to eye
  • see fit
  • seeing is believing
  • seeing that
  • seeing things
  • see into
  • seen better days, have
  • seen one, seen them all
  • see one's way to
  • see out
  • see reason
  • see red
  • see someone off
  • see stars
  • see the back of
  • see the color of one's money
  • see the elephant
  • see the last of
  • see the light
  • see the light of day
  • see the sights
  • see things
  • see through
  • see through rose-colored glasses
  • see to
  • see with half an eye

also see:

  • as far as I can see
  • begin to see daylight
  • can't see beyond the end of one's nose
  • can't see the forest for the trees
  • I'll be seeing you
  • I see
  • let me see
  • long time no see
  • so I see
  • wait and see

Also see underseen.

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