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verb

past participle of see1.

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notice, look, recognize, regard, watch, examine, observe, identify, detect, spot, witness, view, have, feel, discover, determine, follow, suffer, feature, get

Nearby words

seem, seemer, seeming, seemingly, seemly, seen, seen better days, have, seen one, seen them all, seep, seepage, seepage pit
Can be confusedscene seen

Definition for seen (2 of 2)

see

1
[ see ]
/ si /

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

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

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

seen

/ (siːn) /

verb

the past participle of see 1

British Dictionary definitions for seen (2 of 3)

see

1
/ (siː) /

verb sees, seeing, saw or seen

Derived Formsseeable, adjective

Word Origin for see

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

British Dictionary definitions for seen (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 seen

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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