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Definition of Sight


  1. The act of seeing; perception of objects by the eye; view; as, to gain sight of land.
  2. The power of seeing; the faculty of vision, or of perceiving objects by the instrumentality of the eyes.
  3. The state of admitting unobstructed vision; visibility; open view; region which the eye at one time surveys; space through which the power of vision extends; as, an object within sight.
  4. A spectacle; a view; a show; something worth seeing.
  5. The instrument of seeing; the eye.
  6. Inspection; examination; as, a letter intended for the sight of only one person.
  7. Mental view; opinion; judgment; as, in their sight it was harmless.
  8. A small aperture through which objects are to be seen, and by which their direction is settled or ascertained; as, the sight of a quadrant.
  9. A small piece of metal, fixed or movable, on the breech, muzzle, center, or trunnion of a gun, or on the breech and the muzzle of a rifle, pistol, etc., by means of which the eye is guided in aiming.
  10. In a drawing, picture, etc., that part of the surface, as of paper or canvas, which is within the frame or the border or margin. In a frame or the like, the open space, the opening.
  11. A great number, quantity, or sum; as, a sight of money.
  12. To get sight of; to see; as, to sight land; to sight a wreck.
  13. To look at through a sight; to see accurately; as, to sight an object, as a star.
  14. To apply sights to; to adjust the sights of; also, to give the proper elevation and direction to by means of a sight; as, to sight a rifle or a cannon.
  15. To take aim by a sight.
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Sight Translations

sight in Dutch is richtmiddel, zoeker, vizier
sight in German is anblick
sight in Italian is cosa notevole, aspetto
sight in Norwegian is utsikt
sight in Portuguese is vista