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Noun: sight  sIt
  1. An instance of visual perception
    "the sight of his wife brought him back to reality"; "the train was an unexpected sight"
     
  2. Anything that is seen
    "he was a familiar sight on the television"; "they went to Paris to see the sights"
     
  3. The ability to see; the visual faculty
    - vision, visual sense, visual modality
     
  4. A range of mental vision
    "in his sight she could do no wrong"
     
  5. The range of vision
    "out of sight of land";
    - ken
     
  6. The act of looking, seeing or observing
    "he tried to get a better sight of it";
    - view, survey
     
  7. (often followed by 'of') a large number, amount or extent
    "a sight of letters";
    - batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle [archaic], mint, mountain, muckle, passel [US], peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad, bunch
Verb: sight  sIt
  1. Catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes
    "he caught sight of the king's men coming over the ridge";
    - spy, descry, spot, espy
     
  2. Take aim by looking through the sights of a gun (or other device)

Sounds like: cite, site

Derived forms: sighting, sighted, sights

Type of: aim, compass, comprehend, direct, display, exteroception, gander, grasp, large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity, look, looking, looking at, modality, perceive, perspective, position, range, reach, sense modality, sensory system, take, take aim, train, view, visual image, visual percept

Encyclopedia: Sight