- 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 sighting
It's not exactly Vegas, but, Henry must well know, a sighting of the Royal Abs is likely to cause no little ripple interest.
Users can share the location of the sighting and ship the report to public employees.
The guns raised in unison, the sighting of the game, the rounds of shots, the thud as a prey is felled, and then the silence.The Final Shoot: How an English Country Novel Set in 1913 Explains 2013|Ilana Bet-El|November 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The first sighting of the oarfish was an 18-footer that surprised a diver off Catalina Island.Fishy Mystery: Are Beached Oarfish Trying to Tell Us Something?|Kevin Bailey|October 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
For non-Glass receiving citizens, a sighting is cause for excitement.Slow Roll-out Builds Frenzied Anticipation for Google Glass|Nina Strochlic|May 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It is a four-power telescopic sight employing crosshairs in it as a sighting device, in the interior of the scope.
On sighting the king's ships three of the pirates ran aground, while the others stood out to sea and boldly offered battle.Fifty-two Stories of the British Navy, from Damme to Trafalgar.|Alfred H. Miles
Test it by placing the straight-edges in different positions on the surface and sighting as before, correcting any errors.Woodworking for Beginners|Charles Gardner Wheeler
Assuming no sighting or anything, the bullet would drop about 1.2 inches from the line of the bore at 100 yards.
Whenever we came to the end of a march, instead of sighting his landmarks, making sure of his bearings—he would go off by himself.Valley of the Croen|Lee Tarbell
British Dictionary definitions for sighting (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for sighting (2 of 2)
- 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 sighting
Idioms and Phrases with sighting
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