|1.||[ noun ] an instance of visual perception|
"the sight of his wife brought him back to reality" "the train was an unexpected sight"
|2.||[ noun ] anything that is seen|
"he was a familiar sight on the television" or "they went to Paris to see the sights"
|Related terms:||display spectacle|
|3.||[ noun ] (physiology) the ability to see; the faculty of vision|
|Synonyms:||vision visual_modality visual_sense|
|Related terms:||exteroception modality eyesight night_vision achromatic_vision central_vision peripheral_vision binocular_vision acuity chromatic_vision monocular_vision distance_vision daylight_vision near_vision stereoscopy stigmatism visual_system|
|4.||[ verb ] catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes|
: "caught sight of the kings men coming over the ridge."
|Related terms:||perceive detect descry view sighting|
|5.||[ noun ] (optics) a optical instrument for aiding the eye in aiming, as on a firearm or surveying instrument|
|Related terms:||optical_instrument bombsight gunsight firearm surveying_instrument eyepiece|
|6.||[ noun ] the act of looking or seeing or observing|
"he tried to get a better view of it" "his survey of the battlefield was limited"
|Related terms:||look eyeful|
|7.||[ noun ] a range of mental vision|
"in his sight she could do no wrong"
|8.||[ noun ] the range of vision|
"out of sight of land"
|9.||[ noun ] (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent|
|Synonyms:||mass lot good_deal great_deal pile plenty heap whole_lot deal flock mint quite_a_little pot slew stack mickle mess raft wad spate whole_slew tidy_sum muckle peck hatful batch|
: "a batch of letters" "a deal of trouble" "a lot of money" "he made a mint on the stock market" "it must have cost plenty"
|Related terms:||large_indefinite_quantity flood jam heap|