- presentation of a bill of exchange: a draft payable at two months after sight.
- a showing of goods, especially gems, held periodically for wholesalers.
Idioms about sight
- immediately upon seeing, especially without referring elsewhere for assurance, further information, etc.: to translate something at sight.
- Commerce. on presentation: a draft payable at sight.
Origin of sight
OTHER WORDS FROM sightsight·a·ble, adjectivesight·er, nounre·sight, verb (used with object)un·der·sight, noun
Words nearby sight
How to use sight in a sentence
After losing his sight to smallpox in 1759 at the age of 2, John Gough developed a heightened sense of touch.The Shape-Shifting Squeeze Coolers|Marcus Woo|August 24, 2020|Quanta Magazine
Consistency of posting is also key to staying Instagram-relevant, hence the need to be visible and active to remain in users’ sight.How to optimize for the Instagram algorithm in 2020|Julia Miashkova|August 19, 2020|Search Engine Watch
Amid the maelstrom of negative news about the dangers of misinformation and the exploitation of private data, it’s easy to lose sight of how technology might help.Want to Fix Your Country? Czech This Box|Dan Peleschuk|August 13, 2020|Ozy
Use the right mix of short-tail, long-tail, geo-targeting, and LSI keywords to help your business become a frequent sight on the first page of Google for industry-specific and local searches.
Last week, you set your sights on breaking baseball records, albeit in a shortened season.Are You A Pinball Wizard?|Zach Wissner-Gross|July 24, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
There was the obvious sight gags of Valerie not realizing who everyone was clapping for, when the party was clapping for her.‘The Comeback’ Finale: Give Lisa Kudrow All of the Awards|Kevin Fallon|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The gathering of the thousands of cops had been a soul-stirring sight.Choking Back Tears, Thousands of Cops Honor Fallen Officer Ramos|Michael Daly|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Thanks to the Atlanta case, they can now see another in plain sight.A Gift to the Jihadis: The Unseen Airport Security Threat|Clive Irving|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I wonder if the seasoned salesman can spot the billionaires on sight.Sneer and Clothing in Miami: Inside The $3 Billion Woodstock of Contemporary Art|Jay Michaelson|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the afternoon, about a thousand people marched in protest through the largest Prague square, with police nowhere in sight.How Havel Inspired the Velvet Revolution|Michael Zantovsky|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And he was gone, and out of sight on the swift galloping Benito, before Father Gaspara bethought himself.
A little boy of four was moved to passionate grief at the sight of a dead dog taken from a pond.Children's Ways|James Sully
But at the instant I caught a sight of my counterfeit presentment in a shop window, and veiled my haughty crest.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
The Vine is a universal favorite, and rarely out of view; while it often seems to cover half the ground in sight.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
At the sight, Felipe flung himself on his knees before her; he kissed the aged hands as they lay trembling in her lap.
British Dictionary definitions for sight
- as soon as seen
- on presentationa bill payable at sight
- slang not visible
- extreme or very unusual
- (as interj.)that's marvellous!
- to furnish with a sight or sights
- to adjust the sight of
Derived forms of sightsightable, adjective
Word Origin for sight
Other Idioms and Phrases with sight
In addition to the idioms beginning with sight
- sight for sore eyes, a
- sight unseen
- at first blush (sight)
- at sight
- can't stand the sight of
- catch sight of
- heave into sight
- in sight
- know by sight
- lose sight of
- love at first sight
- lower one's sights
- on sight
- out of sight
- raise one's sights
- second sight
- see the sights
- set one's sights on
- twenty-twenty hindsight