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vision; a view; mental perception; prospect; something worth seeing
Not to be confused with:
cite – to quote; refer to as an example; commend; summon before a court of law
site – position; location; place; setting of an event


vision: My sight has been getting dimmer.; something worth seeing: a sight for sore eyes
Not to be confused with:
site – location; setting of an event: This is the site where we will build our dream home.
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a. The ability to see.
b. Field of vision: out of my sight.
a. The act or fact of seeing: hoping for a sight of land; caught sight of a rare bird.
b. Something seen: That bird is a rare sight around here.
c. Something worth seeing; a spectacle: the sights of London.
d. Informal Something unsightly or ridiculous: looked a sight after crossing the swamp.
3. The foreseeable future; prospect: no solution in sight.
4. Mental perception or consideration: We lost sight of the purpose of our visit.
a. often sights A device used to assist aim by guiding the eye, as on a firearm or surveying instrument.
b. An aim or observation taken with such a device.
v. sight·ed, sight·ing, sights
1. To perceive with the eyes; get sight of: sighted land after 40 days at sea.
2. To observe through a sight or an optical instrument: sight a target.
3. To adjust the sights of (a rifle, for example).
4. To take aim with (a firearm).
1. To direct one's gaze; look carefully.
2. To take aim: sighted along the barrel of the gun.
a sight Upper Southern US
A lot; much: We're a sight better off without him.
on sight
Immediately upon being seen: threatened to shoot looters on sight.
out of sight Slang
Remarkable; incredible: The graduation party was out of sight.
sight for sore eyes Informal
One whom it is a relief or joy to see.
sight unseen
Without seeing the object in question: bought the horse sight unseen.

[Middle English, from Old English sihth, gesiht, something seen; see sekw- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. (Physiology) the power or faculty of seeing; perception by the eyes; vision.
2. the act or an instance of seeing
3. the range of vision: within sight of land.
4. range of mental vision; point of view; judgment: in his sight she could do nothing wrong.
5. a glimpse or view (esp in the phrases catch sight of, lose sight of)
6. anything that is seen
7. (often plural) anything worth seeing; spectacle: the sights of London.
8. informal anything unpleasant or undesirable to see: his room was a sight!.
9. (General Physics) any of various devices or instruments used to assist the eye in making alignments or directional observations, esp such a device used in aiming a gun
10. (General Physics) an observation or alignment made with such a device
11. an opportunity for observation
12. obsolete insight or skill
13. a sight informal a great deal: she's a sight too good for him.
14. a sight for sore eyes a person or thing that one is pleased or relieved to see
15. at sight on sight
a. as soon as seen
b. on presentation: a bill payable at sight.
16. know by sight to be familiar with the appearance of without having personal acquaintance: I know Mr Brown by sight but we have never spoken.
17. not by a long sight informal on no account; not at all
18. out of sight
a. slang not visible
b. extreme or very unusual
c. (as interj.): that's marvellous!.
19. set one's sights on to have (a specified goal) in mind; aim for
20. sight unseen without having seen the object at issue: to buy a car sight unseen.
21. (tr) to see, view, or glimpse
22. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) (tr)
a. to furnish with a sight or sights
b. to adjust the sight of
23. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) to aim (a firearm) using the sight
[Old English sihth; related to Old High German siht; see see1]
ˈsightable adj
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1. the power or faculty of seeing; perception of objects by use of the eyes; vision.
2. the act or fact of seeing.
3. one's range of vision on some specific occasion: Land is in sight.
4. a view; glimpse.
5. mental perception or regard; judgment.
6. something seen or worth seeing; spectacle: the sights of London.
7. a person or thing that is unusual, shocking, or distressing to see: He was a sight after the brawl.
8. Chiefly Dial. a multitude; great deal: It's a sight better to work than to starve.
9. an observation taken with a surveying, navigating, or other instrument to ascertain an exact position or direction.
10. any of various mechanical or optical viewing devices, as on a firearm, for aiding the eye in aiming.
11. Obs. skill; insight.
12. to see, glimpse, notice, or observe: to sight a ship to the north.
13. to take a sight or observation of, esp. with surveying or navigating instruments.
14. to direct or aim by a sight or sights, as a firearm.
15. to provide with sights or adjust the sights of, as a gun.
16. to aim or observe through a sight.
17. to look carefully in a certain direction.
1. at first sight, after only one brief glimpse: love at first sight.
2. at sight,
a. immediately upon seeing.
b. on presentation: a draft payable at sight.
3. by a long sight, (usu. with a negative) to an extreme degree: You haven't finished yet by a long sight.
4. catch sight of, to get a glimpse of; espy.
5. on sight, immediately upon seeing.
6. out of sight,
a. beyond one's range of vision.
b. Informal. exceedingly or extravagantly high: The price is out of sight.
c. Slang. (often used as an interjection) fantastic; marvelous.
7. sight for sore eyes, one whose appearance is cause for relief or gladness.
8. sight unseen, without previous examination: We bought it sight unseen.
[before 950; Middle English; Old English (ge)sihth, gesiht (c. Old Saxon gisiht, Old High German (ge)sicht sight, face; compare y-), derivative of sēon to see1; see -th1]
sight′er, n.
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- A measurement or observation taken with an optical device.
See also related terms for observation.
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 a great number; a quantity; a sum; a multitude.
Examples: sight of asses, 1577; of rare flowers, 1752; of lawyers; of money; of ships, 1449; of thanks, 1800; innumerable sight of stars, 1538; noble sight of books, 1432.
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1. 'scene'

The noun scene has several meanings.

It can refer to a part of a play, film, or novel.

Do you know the balcony scene from 'Romeo and Juliet'?
It was like a scene from a Victorian novel.

The scene of an accident or crime is the place where it happened.

They were only a few miles from the scene of the crime.

You can describe something as a scene of a particular kind when you are giving your impression of the things that are happening there at a particular time.

I entered the room to be greeted by a scene of domestic tranquillity.
The sun rose over a scene of terrible destruction.
2. 'sight'

You use sight to give your impression of the appearance of a particular thing or person.

A volcano erupting is a spectacular sight.
With his ragged clothes and thin face, he was a pitiful sight.

You can use the plural form sights to refer to the interesting things that there are to see in a particular place.

Did you have time to see the sights while you were in Moscow?
A guide offered to show us the sights.

There are some other nouns that are commonly used to refer to things that people see:

3. 'view'

View is used to refer to what you can see from a window or high place.

Her bedroom window looked out on to a superb view of London.
From the top of the hill there is a fine view.
4. 'landscape'

The landscape is what you can see around you when you are travelling through an area of land. You can use this word whether the area is attractive or not.

The landscape around here is very flat.
The train passed through the industrial landscape of eastern Massachusetts.
5. 'scenery'

Scenery refers to what you see around you in an attractive part of the countryside.

We stopped on the way to admire the scenery.
I think Scotland has the most beautiful scenery in the world.

Be Careful!
Scenery is an uncountable noun. Don't talk about 'sceneries' or 'a scenery'.

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Past participle: sighted
Gerund: sighting

I sight
you sight
he/she/it sights
we sight
you sight
they sight
I sighted
you sighted
he/she/it sighted
we sighted
you sighted
they sighted
Present Continuous
I am sighting
you are sighting
he/she/it is sighting
we are sighting
you are sighting
they are sighting
Present Perfect
I have sighted
you have sighted
he/she/it has sighted
we have sighted
you have sighted
they have sighted
Past Continuous
I was sighting
you were sighting
he/she/it was sighting
we were sighting
you were sighting
they were sighting
Past Perfect
I had sighted
you had sighted
he/she/it had sighted
we had sighted
you had sighted
they had sighted
I will sight
you will sight
he/she/it will sight
we will sight
you will sight
they will sight
Future Perfect
I will have sighted
you will have sighted
he/she/it will have sighted
we will have sighted
you will have sighted
they will have sighted
Future Continuous
I will be sighting
you will be sighting
he/she/it will be sighting
we will be sighting
you will be sighting
they will be sighting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sighting
you have been sighting
he/she/it has been sighting
we have been sighting
you have been sighting
they have been sighting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sighting
you will have been sighting
he/she/it will have been sighting
we will have been sighting
you will have been sighting
they will have been sighting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sighting
you had been sighting
he/she/it had been sighting
we had been sighting
you had been sighting
they had been sighting
I would sight
you would sight
he/she/it would sight
we would sight
you would sight
they would sight
Past Conditional
I would have sighted
you would have sighted
he/she/it would have sighted
we would have sighted
you would have sighted
they would have sighted
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sight - an instance of visual perceptionsight - an instance of visual perception; "the sight of his wife brought him back to reality"; "the train was an unexpected sight"
visual percept, visual image - a percept that arises from the eyes; an image in the visual system
2.sight - anything that is seen; "he was a familiar sight on the television"; "they went to Paris to see the sights"
display - exhibiting openly in public view; "a display of courage"
spectacle - something or someone seen (especially a notable or unusual sight); "the tragic spectacle of cripples trying to escape"
3.sight - the ability to seesight - the ability to see; the visual faculty
visual system - the sensory system for vision
sense modality, sensory system, modality - a particular sense
exteroception - sensitivity to stimuli originating outside of the body
stigmatism - normal eyesight
achromatic vision - vision using the rods
acuity, sharp-sightedness, visual acuity - sharpness of vision; the visual ability to resolve fine detail (usually measured by a Snellen chart)
binocular vision - vision involving the use of both eyes
central vision - vision using the fovea and parafovea; the middle part of the visual field
chromatic vision, color vision, trichromacy - the normal ability to see colors
distance vision - vision for objects that a 20 feet or more from the viewer
eyesight, sightedness, seeing - normal use of the faculty of vision
monocular vision - vision with only one eye
near vision - vision for objects 2 feet or closer to the viewer
night vision, night-sight, scotopic vision, twilight vision - the ability to see in reduced illumination (as in moonlight)
daylight vision, photopic vision - normal vision in daylight; vision with sufficient illumination that the cones are active and hue is perceived
peripheral vision - vision at the edges of the visual field using only the periphery of the retina
4.sight - a range of mental vision; "in his sight she could do no wrong"
perspective, view, position - a way of regarding situations or topics etc.; "consider what follows from the positivist view"
5.sight - the range of vision; "out of sight of land"
grasp, compass, reach, range - the limit of capability; "within the compass of education"
6.sight - the act of looking or seeing or observingsight - the act of looking or seeing or observing; "he tried to get a better view of it"; "his survey of the battlefield was limited"
looking, looking at, look - the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually; "he went out to have a look"; "his look was fixed on her eyes"; "he gave it a good looking at"; "his camera does his looking for him"
eyeful - a full view; a good look; "they wanted to see violence and they got an eyeful"
7.sight - (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extentsight - (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos"; "it must have cost plenty"; "a slew of journalists"; "a wad of money"
large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude
deluge, flood, inundation, torrent - an overwhelming number or amount; "a flood of requests"; "a torrent of abuse"
haymow - a mass of hay piled up in a barn for preservation
Verb1.sight - catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes; "he caught sight of the king's men coming over the ridge"
perceive, comprehend - to become aware of through the senses; "I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon"
descry, espy, spot, spy - catch sight of
detect, discover, notice, observe, find - discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of; "She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water"; "We found traces of lead in the paint"
2.sight - take aim by looking through the sights of a gun (or other device)
aim, take aim, train, direct, take - point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards; "Please don't aim at your little brother!"; "He trained his gun on the burglar"; "Don't train your camera on the women"; "Take a swipe at one's opponent"
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1. vision, eyes, eyesight, seeing, eye My sight is failing and I can't see to read any more.
2. appearance, view, sighting, glimpse I faint at the sight of blood.
3. spectacle, show, scene, display, exhibition, vista, pageant Among the most spectacular sights are the great sea-bird colonies.
4. attraction, place of interest, view, wonder, landmark, monument, curiosity, marvel I am going to show you the sights of our wonderful city.
5. view, field of vision, range of vision, eyeshot, viewing, ken, visibility The Queen's carriage came into sight.
6. perception, opinion, judgment, thinking, belief, point of view, outlook, viewpoint, standpoint reasons which will justify it in the sight of God and Man
7. (Informal) eyesore, mess, spectacle, fright (informal), monstrosity, blot on the landscape (informal) She looked a sight in the street-lamps.
1. spot, see, observe, notice, distinguish, perceive, make out, discern, behold A fleet of ships was sighted in the North Sea.
catch sight of something or someone see, spot, glimpse, view, clock (Brit. informal), recognize, spy, espy, descry Every time I catch sight of myself in the mirror, I feel so disappointed.
set your sights on something or someone aim for, want, aspire to, try for, strive for, have designs on They have set their sights on the world record.
Related words
adjective optical, visual
"Out of sight, out of mind"
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1. An act of directing the eyes on an object:
2. The faculty of seeing:
Archaic: light.
3. That which is or can be seen:
4. Informal. An unsightly object:
Informal: fright, ugly.
5. Regional. A great deal:
Informal: barrel, heap, lot, pack, peck, pile.
Regional: power.
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بَصَرشَيء مُثير للسُّخْرِيَهمَجال الرؤْيَهمشهدمَناظِر
e-î sem er sjón aî sjáe-î sem vert er aî sjámiîa, sigta útsigti, miîsjá, eygja
įžymybių apžiūrinėjimasmatymo laukaspamesti iš akiųtaikiklisvaizdelis
ainaieraudzītievērojama vietaizskatsmērķēt
görüşgörüş mesafesi/alanıgörüvermekmanzaranişan almak
cảnhthị lực


A. N
1. (= eyesight) → vista f
to have good sighttener buena vista
I'm losing my sightestoy perdiendo la vista
to have poor sighttener mala vista
to regain one's sightrecobrar la vista
2. (= act of seeing) → vista f
I can't bear the sight of bloodno aguanto la vista de la sangre
I can't stand the sight of himno le puedo ver
at sighta la vista
at first sighta primera vista
it was love at first sightfue un flechazo
I know her by sightla conozco de vista
it came into sightapareció
to catch sight of sth/sbdivisar algo/a algn
to be in sightestar a la vista (of de) to keep sth in sightno perder de vista algo
our goal is in sightya vemos la meta
we are in sight of victoryestamos a las puertas de la victoria
to find favour in sb's sight [plan etc] → ser aceptable a algn; [person] → merecerse la aprobación de algn
to lose sight of sth/sbperder algo/a algn de vista
to lose sight of sb (fig) → perder contacto con algn
to lose sight of the fact thatno tener presente el hecho de que ...
to be lost to sightdesaparecer, perderse de vista
to shoot on sightdisparar sin previo aviso
to be out of sightno estar a la vista
keep out of sight!¡que no te vean!
not to let sb out of one's sightno perder a algn de vista
to drop out of sightdesaparecer
out of sight (US) → fabuloso
to buy sth sight unseencomprar algo sin verlo
to be within sightestar a la vista (of de) to have sth within sighttener algo a la vista
we were within sight of the coastteníamos la costa a la vista
out of sight, out of mindojos que no ven, corazón que no siente
3. (= spectacle) → espectáculo m
it was an amazing sightera un espectáculo asombroso
his face was a sight!¡había que ver su cara!; (after injury etc) → ¡había que ver el estado en que quedaba su cara!
I must look a sightdebo parecer horroroso, ¿no?
doesn't she look a sight in that hat!¡con ese sombrero parece un espantajo!
what a sight you are!¡qué adefesio!
the sightslos lugares de interés turístico
to see or visit the sights of Madridvisitar los lugares de interés turístico de Madrid, hacer turismo por Madrid
it's not a pretty sightno es precisamente bonito
it's a sad sightes una cosa triste
it's a sight for sore eyesda gusto verlo
4. (on gun, often pl) → mira f, alza f
in one's sightsen la línea de tiro
to lower one's sightsrenunciar a algunas de sus aspiraciones
to raise one's sightsvolverse más ambicioso, apuntar más alto
to set one's sights on sth/doing sthaspirar a or ambicionar algo/hacer algo
to set one's sights too highser demasiado ambicioso
5. (= a great deal) this is a sight better than the other oneéste no tiene comparación con el otro
he's a sight too cleveres demasiado listo
it's a sight deareres mucho más caro
1. (Naut) [+ land] → ver, divisar; [+ bird, rare animal] → observar, ver; [+ person] → ver
2. (= aim) to sight a gunapuntar un cañón (at, on a)
C. CPD sight draft Nletra f a la vista
sight translation Ntraducción f oral or a libro abierto
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(= faculty) → vue f
She has poor sight → Elle a une mauvaise vue.
Her sight is failing → Sa vue baisse.
(= act of seeing) → vue f
at the sight of sth → à la vue de qch
I faint at the sight of blood → Je m'évanouis à la vue du sang.
to know sb by sight → connaître qn de vue
I know her by sight → Je la connais de vue.
to catch sight of sb/sth → apercevoir qn/qch
on sight [shoot] → à vue
They were told to shoot on sight → On leur a dit de tirer à vue.
at first sight → à première vue, au premier abord
love at first sight → le coup de foudre
at sight (COMMERCE)à vue
(= range of vision) → vue f
to be in sight (= visible) → être en vue
There was no one in sight → Il n'y avait personne en vue.
There wasn't a policeman in sight → Il n'y avait pas un policier en vue.
to be in sight (= likely to happen) → être en vue
The end is in sight → La fin est en vue.
to be out of sight → être hors de vue
out of sight, out of mind → loin des yeux, loin du cœur
(= spectacle) → spectacle m
It was an amazing sight → C'était un spectacle étonnant.
not a pretty sight → pas joli à voir, pas joli-joli
(on gun)mire f
to set one's sights on sth (fig)jeter son dévolu sur qch
She has been sighted in the Birmingham area → Elle a été aperçue dans la région de Birmingham.
sights npl (= tourist attractions) → attractions fpl touristiques
to see the sights of London → visiter Londres
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(= faculty)Sehvermögen nt; the gift of sightdie Gabe des Sehens; long/short sightWeit-/Kurzsichtigkeit f; to have long/short sightweit-/kurzsichtig sein; to lose/regain one’s sightsein Augenlicht verlieren/wiedergewinnen; he has very good sighter sieht sehr gut; sight is the most valuable sensedas Auge ist das wertvollste Sinnesorgan
(= glimpse, seeing) it was my first sight of Parisdas war das Erste, was ich von Paris gesehen habe; to hate somebody at first sight or on sightjdn vom ersten Augenblick an nicht leiden können; at first sight I hated him, but then …zuerst konnte ich ihn gar nicht leiden, aber dann; at first sight it seemed easyauf den ersten Blick erschien es einfach; to shoot at or on sightsofort schießen; he played the music by sighter hat vom Blatt gespielt; love at first sightLiebe auf den ersten Blick; at the sight of the police they ran awayals sie die Polizei sahen, rannten sie weg; to know somebody by sightjdn vom Sehen kennen; to catch sight of somebody/somethingjdn/etw entdecken or erblicken; if I catch sight of you round here again …wenn du mir hier noch einmal unter die Augen kommst, …; don’t let me catch sight of you with her againich möchte dich nicht noch einmal mit ihr erwischen; to get a sight of somebody/somethingjdn/etw zu sehen or zu Gesicht bekommen; we had a glorious sight of the mountainswir hatten einen herrlichen Blick auf die Berge; to lose sight of somebody/something (lit, fig)jdn/etw aus den Augen verlieren; don’t lose sight of the fact that …Sie dürfen nicht außer Acht lassen, dass … ? second sight
(= sth seen)Anblick m; the sight of blood/her makes me sickwenn ich Blut/sie sehe, wird mir übel; that is the most beautiful sight I’ve ever seendas ist das Schönste, was ich je gesehen habe; I hate or can’t bear the sight of him/his greasy hairich kann ihn/seine fettigen Haare (einfach) nicht ausstehen; to be a sight to see or beholdein herrlicher Anblick sein; (funny) → ein Bild or Anblick für die Götter sein (inf); what a horrible sight!das sieht ja furchtbar aus!; it was a sight for sore eyeses war eine wahre Augenweide; you’re a sight for sore eyeses ist schön, dich zu sehen
(inf) to be or look a sight (funny) → zum Schreien aussehen (inf); (horrible) → fürchterlich aussehen; he looks a sightder sieht vielleicht aus (inf); what a sight you are!wie siehst du denn aus!
(= range of vision)Sicht f; to be in or within sightin Sicht or in Sichtweite sein; land in sight!Land in Sicht!; our goal is in sightunser Ziel ist in greifbare Nähe gerückt; we are in sight of victoryunser Sieg liegt in greifbarer Nähe; we came in sight of the coastdie Küste kam in Sicht; at last we were in sight of landendlich war Land in Sicht; to keep somebody in sightjdn im Auge behalten; to keep out of sightsich verborgen halten; to keep somebody/something out of sightjdn/etw nicht sehen lassen; keep out of my sight!lass dich bloß bei mir nicht mehr sehen or blicken; to be out of or lost to sightnicht mehr zu sehen sein, außer Sicht sein; the minute I was out of sight of the schoolsobald ich von der Schule aus nicht mehr zu sehen war; when he’s out of our sightwenn wir ihn nicht sehen; somewhere out of sight a cat was mewingirgendwo miaute eine (unsichtbare) Katze; don’t let the children out of your sightlass die Kinder nicht aus den Augen; darling, I’ll never let you out of my sight againSchatz, ich lasse dich nie mehr fort; she dropped out of sight after her first movienach ihrem ersten Film geriet sie in Vergessenheit; to be lost to sightnicht mehr zu sehen sein; out of sight, out of mind (Prov) → aus den Augen, aus dem Sinn (Prov)
(Comm) payable at sightzahlbar bei Sicht; 30 days’ sight30 Tage nach Sicht; sight unseenunbesehen, ohne Besicht (form); we need to have sight of the document firstdas Dokument muss uns (dat)zuerst vorliegen
(fig: = opinion) in somebody’s sightin jds Augen (dat); in the sight of Godvor Gott
usu pl (of city etc)Sehenswürdigkeit f; to see the sights of a town etceine Stadt etc besichtigen
(on telescope etc) → Visiereinrichtung f; (on gun) → Visier nt; to set one’s sights too high (fig)seine Ziele zu hoch stecken; to lower one’s sights (fig)seine Ansprüche herabsetzen or herunterschrauben; to set one’s sights on something (fig)ein Auge auf etw (acc)werfen; to have somebody/something in or within one’s sights (fig)jdn/etw im Fadenkreuz haben
(= aim, observation) to take a sight with a gun etc at somethingetw mit einem Gewehr etc anvisieren
(inf) not by a long sightbei Weitem nicht; a sight better/cheapereiniges besser/billiger; he’s a damn sight cleverer than you thinker ist ein ganzes Ende gescheiter als du meinst (inf)
(inf) out of sightsagenhaft (sl), → der Wahnsinn (inf)
(= see)sichten (also Mil); personausmachen
gun (= provide with sights)mit Visier versehen; (= adjust sights)richten


vtivom Blatt spielen/lesen/singen
n (Cricket) → Sichtblende fhinter dem Tor
nBesichtigungen pl; I hate sightich hasse Sightseeing; sight in Ruritaniaeine Rundreise durch Ruritanien; (= list of sights)Sehenswürdigkeiten plvon Ruritanien; to go sightauf Besichtigungstour gehen
adj sight tourRundreise f; (in town) → (Stadt)rundfahrt f; sight touristsTouristen pl (auf Besichtigungstour)
nTourist(in) m(f)
sight test
nSehtest m
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1. n
a. (faculty, act of seeing) → vista
to have good/poor (eye)sight → avere la vista buona/cattiva
at first sight → a prima vista
I know her by sight → la conosco di vista
payable at sight (Comm) → pagabile a vista
to be within sight of (sea) → essere in vista di (victory) → essere vicino/a a
the bus was still in sight → l'autobus si vedeva ancora
the end is in sight → si intravvede la fine
a solution is in sight → è in vista una soluzione
to come into sight (thing) → profilarsi all'orizzonte
Janice came into sight → abbiamo scorto Janice
to catch sight of sth/sb → scorgere qc/qn
keep out of my sight! → sparisci!
don't let it out of your sight → non perderlo di vista
when it's out of sight → quando non si vede più, quando non è più visibile
out of sight out of mind (Proverb) → lontano dagli occhi lontano dal cuore
to lose sight of sb/sth → perdere di vista qn/qc
to hate the sight of sb/sth → non sopportare la vista di qn/qc
b. (spectacle) → spettacolo
to see the sights of Rome → vedere or visitare i monumenti di Roma
it's not a pretty sight → non è uno spettacolo edificante
you're a sight for sore eyes! → al solo vederti mi si allarga il cuore!
you look a sight! (fam) → come sei conciato!
it's a sight to be seen → è uno spettacolo da non perdere
c. (on gun, often pl) → mirino
in one's sights → sotto mira
to set one's sights on sth/on doing sth (fig) → mirare a qc/a fare qc
to set one's sights too high (fig) → mirare troppo in alto
d. (fam) (a great deal) → molto
a sight more → molto di più
it isn't finished by a long sight → è ben lungi dall'essere finito
a sight too clever → fin troppo furbo/a
2. vt (rare animal, land) → avvistare; (person) → scorgere
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.


بَصَر zrak syn Sehvermögen θέαμα vista näkökyky vue vid vista 視力 시력 gezichtsvermogen syn wzrok visão зрение syn การมองเห็น görüş thị lực 视力
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009


n. vista;
at first ___a primera ___.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


n vista
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References in classic literature ?
The theoretic effective radius of this rifle is three hundred miles, but the best they can do in actual service when equipped with their wireless finders and sighters is but a trifle over two hundred miles.
The Championships Stage One will be held on Thursday followed by Stage Two on Friday, where firers will mount at 300, 500m and 600m in each.In Stage One, the firers will have two sighters with seven shots to count whole Stage Two has two sighters with 10 shots to count.
he hn as Since reaching the final of th Sussex Cup last month, JohMullins' Ascot Woodie hatwice gone down narrowly in two sighters at London Road, most notably last time out when chasing down a runaway Swift Whirlwind.
The equipment consisted largely of tactical equipment such as sniper rifle scopes, night vision rifle scopes, night vision goggles, lazer bore sighters, speed loaders and bullet proof vests.
Even before she had fired the first shot in the ' sighters', Ayonika was dreading what lay in store.
At the other end Darren Kinsey was in the mood for goals but he saw several sighters comfortably thwarted Bucks 'keeper Dean Porter.
Pond House has always thought plenty of the five-year-old and after landing a Listed bumper here back in November, Pipey gave Red Sherlock a couple of modest sighters over hurdles before stepping him up in class for a Grade Two assignment at Prestbury Park in January.
That was perhaps symptomatic of England's flagging fortunes on this tour, but the emergence of players such as Jordan -with the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in a year's time - could provide the first sighters of the "new era" that has been spoken of post Ashes whitewash.