- presentation of a bill of exchange: a draft payable at two months after sight.
- a showing of goods, especially gems, held periodically for wholesalers.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- 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.
- beyond one's range of vision.
- Informal. beyond reason; exceedingly high: The price is out of sight.
- Slang. (often used as an interjection) fantastic; marvelous: a ceremony so glamorous it was out of sight. Oh wow! Out of sight!
Origin of sight
Related formssight·a·ble, adjectivesight·er, nounre·sight, verb (used with object)un·der·sight, noun
Examples from the Web for sight
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.
Delevingne regrammed the photo a few hours after Jenner, writing, “LOVE at first sight.”Kendall Tries to Outdo Kim by Straddling Cara Delevingne in Love Magazine|Lizzie Crocker|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Circus parades often became as large a sight as the performance itself; one Barnum and Bailey parade stretched for three miles.We’re All Carnies Now: Why We Can’t Quit the Circus|Anthony Paletta|November 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Previously unknown papyri crop up only to vanish into private collections and out of the sight of scholars forever.Dismembering History: The Shady Online Trade in Ancient Texts|Candida Moss|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I shall only forge at night; and the building is out of the world, and wedged in, out of sight, between two bleak hills.Put Yourself in His Place|Charles Reade
She feared lest the sight of his gaolers might excite Jamie.In the Roar of the Sea|Sabine Baring-Gould
The Monkeys at the sight of the nuts forgot their dancing and became (as indeed they were) Monkeys instead of actors.Aesop's Fables|Aesop
The building is so far beyond any familiar proportions that at first sight all details are lost upon its broad front.Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 2|Francis Marion Crawford
I felt indeed indignant at the sight thus permitted, and at the trade thus carried on.Days and Nights in London|J. Ewing Ritchie
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 Formssightable, adjective
Word Origin for sight
Medicine definitions for sight
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