seer

1
[ see-er for 1; seer for 2–4 ]
/ ˈsi ər for 1; sɪər for 2–4 /

noun

a person who sees; observer.
a person who prophesies future events; prophet: Industry seers predicted higher profits.
a person endowed with profound moral and spiritual insight or knowledge; a wise person or sage who possesses intuitive powers.
a person who is reputed to have special powers of divination, as a crystal gazer or palmist.

Origin of seer

1
Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at see1, -er1

Definition for seer (2 of 3)

seer2
[ seer, sair ]
/ sɪər, sɛər /

noun

Origin of seer

2
First recorded in 1610–20

Definition for seer (3 of 3)

ser

or seer

[ seer, sair ]
/ sɪər, sɛər /

noun

a unit of weight in India, varying in value but usually 1/40 of a maund: the government ser is divided into 80 tolas of 180 English grains and equals nearly 2 pounds 1 ounce avoirdupois (950 grams).

Origin of ser

Borrowed into English from Hindi around 1810–20
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British Dictionary definitions for seer (1 of 3)

seer1
/ (sɪə) /

noun

a person who can supposedly see into the future; prophet
a person who professes supernatural powers
a person who sees

Derived forms of seer

seeress, fem n

British Dictionary definitions for seer (2 of 3)

seer2
/ (sɪə) /

noun

a variant spelling of ser

British Dictionary definitions for seer (3 of 3)

ser

seer

/ (sɪə) /

noun

a unit of weight used in India, usually taken as one fortieth of a maund

Word Origin for ser

from Hindi
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Medicine definitions for seer

Ser

abbr.

serine
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