seer


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seer

 (sîr)
n.
1. (sē′ər) One that sees: an inveterate seer of sights.
2. A clairvoyant.
3. A prophet.

seer

(sɪə)
n
1. a person who can supposedly see into the future; prophet
2. a person who professes supernatural powers
3. a person who sees
ˈseeress fem n

seer

(sɪə)
n
(Units) a variant spelling of ser

se•er

(ˈsi ər for 1; sɪər for 2-4 )

n.
1. a person who sees; observer.
2. a person who prophesies future events; prophet.
3. a person endowed with moral and spiritual insight or knowledge.
4. a person reputed to have powers of divination, as a crystal gazer.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.seer - a person with unusual powers of foresightseer - a person with unusual powers of foresight
intellectual, intellect - a person who uses the mind creatively
anticipant, anticipator - one who anticipates
diviner - someone who claims to discover hidden knowledge with the aid of supernatural powers
fantast, futurist - someone who predicts the future
forecaster, predictor, prognosticator, soothsayer - someone who makes predictions of the future (usually on the basis of special knowledge)
2.seer - an observer who perceives visually; "an incurable seer of movies"
beholder, observer, perceiver, percipient - a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses
3.seer - an authoritative person who divines the futureseer - an authoritative person who divines the future
augur, auspex - (ancient Rome) a religious official who interpreted omens to guide public policy
diviner - someone who claims to discover hidden knowledge with the aid of supernatural powers
prophetess - a woman prophet
sibyl - (ancient Rome) a woman who was regarded as an oracle or prophet

seer

noun prophet, augur, predictor, soothsayer, sibyl the writings of the 16th century French seer, Nostradamus

seer

noun
1. Someone who sees something occur:
2. A person who foretells future events by or as if by supernatural means:
Translations
نَبي، عَرّاف
prorok-yně
seer
látnok
sjáandi; spámaîur
gaišreģis

seer

[sɪəʳ] Nvidente mf

seer

[ˈsɪər] nvoyant(e) m/f

seer

nSeher(in) m(f)

seer

[sɪəʳ] n (old) (liter) → veggente m/f

seer

(siə) noun
a prophet.
References in classic literature ?
642: It is said that Calchis the seer returned from Troy with Amphilochus the son of Amphiaraus and came on foot to this place
Sore perplexed am I by the words of the master seer.
Warned by the seer Teiresias Creon repents him and hurries to release Antigone from her rocky prison.
As he stood hovering over you half suspended in air, so wildly and eagerly peering towards the horizon, you would have thought him some prophet or seer beholding the shadows of Fate, and by those wild cries announcing their coming.
With these words Zarathustra started up, not however like a person in anguish seeking relief, but rather like a seer and a singer whom the spirit inspireth.
At last a seer in the fulness of his knowledge declared to us the oracles of Apollo, and I was myself first to say that we should appease him.
With his keen vision the poet sees things in a glance and paints them in a single line, and in the poem as a whole you get the sense of beauty beyond beauty, as though the seer had looked into a world that underlay the world of form.
Perhaps it was just as well for John Francis that the man who walked so sullenly by his side had not the eyes of a seer, for it was a wild country and Trent himself had drunk deep of its lawlessness.
There was a touch of the seer about him tonight--he spoke as one to whom it had been given to speak.
Aurora, throned in gold, carried off Cleitus for his beauty's sake, that he might dwell among the immortals, but Apollo made Polypheides the greatest seer in the whole world now that Amphiaraus was dead.
And this tattooing, had been the work of a departed prophet and seer of his island, who, by those hieroglyphic marks, had written out on his body a complete theory of the heavens and the earth, and a mystical treatise on the art of attaining truth; so that Queequeg in his own proper person was a riddle to unfold; a wondrous work in one volume; but whose mysteries not even himself could read, though his own live heart beat against them; and these mysteries were therefore destined in the end to moulder away with the living parchment whereon they were inscribed, and so be unsolved to the last.
But most people say that these visions arose from the thought -- you will not understand me -- from the brain; from the perturbed angularity of the Seer.