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seer

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

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Origin of seer

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

Definition for seer (2 of 2)

seer2
[ seer, sair ]
/ sɪər, sɛər /

noun

ser.

Origin of seer

2
First recorded in 1610–20
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British Dictionary definitions for seer (1 of 2)

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 2)

seer2
/ (sɪə) /

noun

a variant spelling of ser
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