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  1. the act of visiting and seeing places and objects of interest.
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  1. seeing, showing, or used for visiting sights: a sightseeing bus.
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Origin of sightseeing

First recorded in 1840–50; sight + seeing
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Related Words for sightseeings

trek, driving, ride, flying, excursion, tour, transit, movement, navigation, trip, sailing, sightseeing, expedition, walk, junket, voyage, commutation, passage, seafaring, hop

British Dictionary definitions for sightseeings


noun informal
    1. the activity of visiting the famous or interesting sights of a place
    2. (as modifier)sightseeing trip
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Word Origin and History for sightseeings



also sight-seeing, 1821, from sight (cf. sights) + present participle of see (v.). Sight-see (v.) is from 1824. Sight-seer first recorded 1821.

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