sightseeing

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sight·see·ing

 (sīt′sē′ĭng)
n.
The act or pastime of visiting sights of interest.
adj.
Used or engaged in sightseeing: a sightseeing bus; a sightseeing tour.

sightseeing

(ˈsaɪtˌsiːɪŋ)
n
a. the activity of visiting the famous or interesting sights of a place
b. (as modifier): sightseeing trip.

sight•see•ing

(ˈsaɪtˌsi ɪŋ)

n.
1. the act of visiting and seeing places and things of interest.
adj.
2. seeing, showing, or used for visiting sights: a sightseeing bus.
[1825–35]

sightseeing

Sightseeing is the activity of travelling around a city or region to see the interesting places that tourists usually visit.

...a two-week tour, allowing some time in all the major cities for sightseeing.

Sightseeing is an uncount noun. You do not talk about 'sightseeings' or 'a sightseeing'. However, you can talk about a sightseeing trip.

I took a sightseeing trip on one of those tourist buses.

You can also say that someone goes sightseeing or does some sightseeing.

Vita and Violet went sightseeing.
I decided to do some sightseeing.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sightseeing - going about to look at places of interestsightseeing - going about to look at places of interest
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"
Translations
prohlídka města
sightseeing
nähtävyyksiin tutustuminen
razgledavanje
観光
관광
ogled znamenitosti
sightseeing
การเยี่ยมชม
chuyến tham quan

sightseeing

[ˈsaɪtˌsiːɪŋ] Nturismo m
to go sightseeing; do some sightseeinghacer turismo

sightseeing

[ˈsaɪtsiːɪŋ]
ntourisme m
to go sightseeing → faire du tourisme
modif [trip, tour] → touristique

sightseeing

[ˈsaɪtˌsiːɪŋ] nturismo
to go sightseeing, to do some sightseeing (gen) → fare un giro turistico (in town) → visitare la città

sightseeing

زِيَارَةُ الـمَعَالِمِ السِّيَاحِيَّة prohlídka města sightseeing Besichtigungen περιήγηση στα αξιοθέατα visita a lugares de interés nähtävyyksiin tutustuminen tourisme razgledavanje visita turistica 観光 관광 sightseeing sightseeing zwiedzanie passeio turístico осмотр достопримечательностей sightseeing การเยี่ยมชม gezip görme chuyến tham quan 观光
References in classic literature ?
The sidewalk was blockaded with sightseers who had gathered to stare at sightseers, justifying the natural law that every creature on earth is preyed upon by some other creature.
Indeed, the sightseers soon found that this particular sight was surrounded with the most extraordinary precautions.
Colonel Morris entered the room with two new visitors; presumably two new sightseers delayed by the accident.
By some subtle spiritual or physical alchemy observation had been transmuted into action--the sightseers had become participants in the spectacle--the audience had usurped the stage.
Bert stood there in the middle of the bridge, in a place that most people who knew it remembered as a place populous with sightseers and excursionists, and he was the only human being in sight there.
A crowd of morbid sightseers were still gathered round Deep Dene House, which was just such a suburban villa as I had pictured.
Indeed, if ghosts have any interest in the affections of those who succeed them they must reap their richest harvests when the fine weather comes again and the lovers, the sightseers, and the holiday-makers pour themselves out of trains and omnibuses into their old pleasure-grounds.
The air of the grounds and perhaps such a view of the house as any other sightseer might get are quite enough for me.
Our pictures show sightseers on the bridge at Weedon, Northamptonshire, looking down onto the motorway below.
The Storehouse is seen as a global tourist attraction with 93% of sightseers at the venue in 2015 coming from overseas.
HMS Centaur arrives at Prince's Landing Stage watched by crowds of sightseers on August 13, 1965
The accident occurred when the 33-year-old Pakistani driver of a tourism company lost control over the LandCruiser in which he was transporting sightseers.