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
Lo, at length They bring the god-inspired seer in whom Above all other men is truth inborn.
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.
His heart was black with rage, and his eyes flashed fire as he scowled on Calchas and said, "Seer of evil, you never yet prophesied smooth things concerning me, but have ever loved to foretell that which was evil.
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.
They called to mind, also, a long catalogue of foregone presentiments and predictions made at various times by the Delaware, and, in their superstitious credulity, began to consider him a veritable seer; without thinking how natural it was to predict danger, and how likely to have the prediction verified in the present instance, when various signs gave evidence of a lurking foe.
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.
Then you and I are prepared to take up arms against any one who attributes such a saying to Simonides or Bias or Pittacus, or any other wise man or seer?
But as Telemachus was thus busied, praying also and sacrificing to Minerva in the ship's stern, there came to him a man from a distant country, a seer, who was flying from Argos because he had killed a man.