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Noun: sights  sIts
  1. An optical instrument for aiding the eye in aiming, as on a firearm or surveying instrument
     
  2. The things worth seeing in a particular place, esp. tourist attractions
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: cites, sites

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

Part of: firearm, piece, small-arm, surveying instrument, surveyor's instrument

Encyclopedia: Sights

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