sight

[ sahyt ]
/ saɪt /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to aim or observe through a sight.
to look carefully in a certain direction.

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Idioms for sight

Origin of sight

before 950; Middle English (noun); Old English sihth (more often gesihth, gesiht; cognate with German Gesicht face; cf. y-), derivative of sēon to see1; see -th1

OTHER WORDS FROM sight

sight·a·ble, adjectivesight·er, nounre·sight, verb (used with object)un·der·sight, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH sight

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Example sentences from the Web for sighting

British Dictionary definitions for sighting (1 of 2)

sighting
/ (ˈsaɪtɪŋ) /

noun

an occasion on which something is seen
Another name for sight (def. 10)

British Dictionary definitions for sighting (2 of 2)

sight
/ (saɪt) /

noun

verb

Derived forms of sight

sightable, adjective

Word Origin for sight

Old English sihth; related to Old High German siht; see see 1
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Medical definitions for sighting

sight
[ sīt ]

n.

The ability to see.
Field of vision.
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Idioms and Phrases with sighting

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