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 ?
At any rate, Phoebe soon felt that, if not the profound insight of a seer, yet a more than feminine delicacy of appreciation, was making her heart the subject of its regard.
The walls were hung round with tapestry, said to be from the Gobelin looms, and, at all events, representing the Scriptural story of David and Bathsheba, and Nathan the Prophet, in colours still unfaded, but which made the fair woman of the scene almost as grimly picturesque as the woe-denouncing seer.
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.
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.
How soon hath thy prediction, Seer blest, Measur'd this transient World, the Race of time, Till time stand fixt: beyond is all abyss, Eternitie, whose end no eye can reach.
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.
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.
There was a prophet here, at one time, a man both brave and of great stature, Telemus son of Eurymus, who was an excellent seer, and did all the prophesying for the Cyclopes till he grew old; he told me that all this would happen to me some day, and said I should lose my sight by the hand of Ulysses.
This would demon- strate that he was indeed a seer.
However it was, she stared and started like a ghost- seer, and the precious brown-and-white jug fell to the ground, parting for ever with its spout and handle.
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.
She thought every line in the contour of his person the perfection of masculine beauty, his soul the soul of a saint, his intellect that of a seer.