Definition of sight
- 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.
- 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
OTHER WORDS FROM sightsight·a·ble, adjectivesighter, nounre·sight, verb (used with object)un·der·sight, noun
How to use sight in a sentence
Now Jeff Bezos has focused his sights on populating distant galaxies.Jeff Bezos: ‘I See Millions Working in Outer Space’|Lloyd Grove|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Many of the women also claimed they were in emotionally vulnerable states when Cosby allegedly set his sights on them.Bill Cosby’s Long List of Accusers (So Far): 18 Alleged Sexual Assault Victims Between 1965-2004|Marlow Stern|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I was with a reporter, Lenny Bernstein, whom she had caught in her sights.
An international brand is in her five-year plan, and most things this young designer sets her sights on tend to come true.New York Fashion Week's Teen Sensation: Isabella Rose Taylor, 13, Stages A Sartorial Revolution|Justin Jones|September 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Billionaire Michael Bloomberg already had the gun lobby in his sights.
This reading secures scarcely anything more than a succession of sights to the eye or sounds to the ear.Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
MacRae's seat, stone-marker, and aboriginal spearhead; the three lined up like the sights of a modern rifle.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
This was his first journey into the country, and the many strange sights drew exclamations of surprise and wonder from him.Our Little Korean Cousin|H. Lee M. Pike
Drunkards are not frequent sights in the Quarter; and yet when these people do get drunk, they become as irresponsible as maniacs.The Real Latin Quarter|F. Berkeley Smith
He had come up from Nancy that morning, and had since occupied the time in strolling about seeing the sights of the little place.The Doctor of Pimlico|William Le Queux
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
Medical definitions 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