second sight


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second sight

n.
Clairvoyance.

second sight

n
the alleged ability to foresee the future, see actions taking place elsewhere, etc; clairvoyance
ˈsecond-ˈsighted adj
ˈsecond-ˈsightedness n

sec′ond sight′


n.
the faculty of seeing future events; clairvoyance.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.second sight - apparent power to perceive things that are not present to the sensessecond sight - apparent power to perceive things that are not present to the senses
parapsychology, psychic phenomena, psychic phenomenon - phenomena that appear to contradict physical laws and suggest the possibility of causation by mental processes
foreknowledge, precognition - knowledge of an event before it occurs
Translations
قُوَّة رُؤْيَة المُسْتَقْبَل
jasnovidnost
synskhed
jövõbelátás
skyggnigáfa
jasnovidecké schopnosti
altıncı hisgörünmezi görme yeteneği

second sight

nchiaroveggenza
to have second sight → essere chiaroveggente

second1

(ˈsekənd) adjective
1. next after, or following, the first in time, place etc. February is the second month of the year; She finished the race in second place.
2. additional or extra. a second house in the country.
3. lesser in importance, quality etc. She's a member of the school's second swimming team.
adverb
next after the first. He came second in the race.
noun
1. a second person, thing etc. You're the second to arrive.
2. a person who supports and helps a person who is fighting in a boxing match etc.
verb
to agree with (something said by a previous speaker), especially to do so formally. He proposed the motion and I seconded it.
ˈsecondary adjective
1. coming after, and at a more advanced level than, primary. secondary education.
2. lesser in importance. a matter of secondary importance.
nounplural ˈsecondaries
a secondary school.
ˈseconder noun
a person who seconds.
ˈsecondly adverb
in the second place. I have two reasons for not buying the house – firstly, it's too big, and secondly it's too far from town.
secondary colours
colours got by mixing primary colours. Orange and purple are secondary colours.
secondary school
a school where subjects are taught at a more advanced level than at primary school.
ˌsecond-ˈbest noun, adjective
next after the best; not the best. She wore her second-best hat; I want your best work – your second-best is not good enough.
ˌsecond-ˈclass adjective
1. of or in the class next after or below the first; not of the very best quality. a second-class restaurant; He gained a second-class honours degree in French.
2. (for) travelling in a part of a train etc that is not as comfortable or luxurious as some other part. a second-class passenger; His ticket is second-class; (also adverb) I'll be travelling second-class.
ˌsecond-ˈhand adjective
previously used by someone else. second-hand clothes.
second lieutenant
a person of the rank below lieutenant. Second Lieutenant Jones.
ˌsecond-ˈrate adjective
inferior. The play was pretty second-rate.
second sight
the power of seeing into the future or into other mysteries. They asked a woman with second sight where the dead body was.
second thoughts
a change of opinion, decision etc. I'm having second thoughts about selling the piano.
at second hand
through or from another person. I heard the news at second hand.
come off second best
to be the loser in a struggle. That cat always comes off second best in a fight.
every second week/month etc
(on or during) alternate weeks, months etc. He comes in every second day.
second to none
better than every other of the same type. As a portrait painter, he is second to none.
References in classic literature ?
They filled her mind with the superstitions which are still respected as truths in the wild North--especially the superstition called the Second Sight.
By comparison with such superstitions as these, even the Second Sight has something--in the shape of poetry--to recommend it, surely?
Still it is a little startling, to a commonplace man like me, to meet a young lady at a ball who believes in the Second Sight.
Do you know, uncle, if we have any second sight in our family?
Because," he answered slowly, "I have a conviction which seems to answer all the conditions of second sight.
I marvel at the second sight of lovers," she added with a smile, so that no one but he could hear; "SHE WASN'T THERE.
He often corrected, with a few clear words, the thousand conjectures advanced by members of the club as to lost and unheard-of travellers, pointing out the true probabilities, and seeming as if gifted with a sort of second sight, so often did events justify his predictions.
The fact is I know quite a lot about palmistry and second sight.
At such times, as if he were gifted with second sight, he would go through a variety of pantomimic illustrations, showing me the precise manner in which the redoubtable Typees were at that very moment chastising the insolence of the enemy.
Ever since he had made a close study of insanity, the good man had met with many examples of the prophetic faculty and the gift of second sight, proofs of which are frequently given by alienated minds, and which may also be found, so travellers say, among certain tribes of savages.
Tom Platt wanted to haul her an' ha' done wid ut; but I said, 'I'll back the doctor that has the second sight,' an' the other half come up sagging full o' big uns.
He had come to look on her perspicacity in this matter as a sort of second sight.