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(sait) noun
1. the act or power of seeing. The blind man had lost his sight in the war.
2. the area within which things can be seen by someone. The boat was within sight of land; The end of our troubles is in sight.
3. something worth seeing. She took her visitors to see the sights of London.
4. a view or glimpse.
5. something seen that is unusual, ridiculous, shocking etc. She's quite a sight in that hat.
6. (on a gun etc) an apparatus to guide the eye in taking aim. Where is the sight on a rifle?
1. to get a view of; to see suddenly. We sighted the coast as dawn broke.
2. to look at (something) through the sight of a gun. He sighted his prey and pulled the trigger.
ˈsight-seeing noun
visiting the chief buildings, places of interest etc of an area. They spent a lot of their holiday sight-seeing in London; (also adjective) a sight-seeing tour.
ˈsight-seer noun
catch sight of
to get a brief view of; to begin to see. He caught sight of her as she came round the corner.
lose sight of
to stop being able to see. She lost sight of him in the crowd.
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References in classic literature ?
In short, the "Coast" was as much a sight-seeing place as was Chinatown and the Cliff House.
I shall say my husband is sight-seeing, on foot, among the mountains in the neighborhood--"
Andrew's was a large square crowded with priests, soldiers, women, friars, and burghers, who made it their common centre for sight-seeing and gossip.
Sight-seeing from morning till night, stopping for nice lunches in the gay cafes, and meeting with all sorts of droll adventures.
Lunch succeeded to our sight-seeing, and the short winter day wore away so fast, that it was dusk when the stage-coach stopped with us at an old brick house at Highgate on the summit of the hill.
Margaret was all for sight-seeing, and while the others were finishing their tea at the Raven, she annexed a motor and hurried over the astonishing city.
I began my sight-seeing, of course, with the house.
Top sight-seeing destination: The Albanian Riviera.
He will offer visitors to the popular Victorian resort sight-seeing tours around the town.
Bernardo looked cool, ready to go sight-seeing at night in Sin City (Las Vegas) on Sunday.
Meanwhile Bahria Town is launching red double-decker buses in Karachi, initially for sight-seeing, though the form of transport could also become a public utility.