sightsight1 /saɪt/ ●●●S2W2 noun 🔊 🔊 1ability to see [uncountable]SIGHT/ABILITY TO SEE the physicalability to see syn vision 🔊 Anne’s sight is very good for someone of her age. 🔊 He began to lose his sight six years ago. 🔊 an emergency operation to save his sight 🔊 You will get a free sight test if you are under 16.2act of seeing [singular, uncountable]SEE the act of seeing somethingsight of 🔊 Just the sight of him made her go all weak.at the sight of something 🔊 Marcie will faint at the sight of blood. 🔊 The house is hidden from sight behind trees.3thing you see [countable]a)SEEsomething you can seefamiliar/common/rare etc sight 🔊 Street dentists are a common sight in Pakistan. 🔊 As he reached the front door, he saw a strange sight. 🔊 the sights and sounds of the forest → not a pretty sightat pretty2(3), → sorry sightat sorry(8)b)the sights [plural]DLTfamous or interesting places that touristsvisit 🔊 In the afternoon, you’ll have a chance to relax or see the sights.sight of 🔊 So, Maria’s showing you the sights of Copenhagen, is she? →sightseeing4 →in/within sight5 →within/in sight of something6 →in your sights7 →out of sight8 →out of sight, out of mind9 →disappear/vanish from sight10 →come into sight11 →on sight12 →not let somebody out of your sight13 →be sick of/can’t stand/hate the sight of somebody/something14 →a sight for sore eyes15 →a (damn/darned/darn) sight more/better etc16 →be a sight17 →sight unseen18 →be a (beautiful/strange/frightening etc) sight to behold19gun [countable usually plural]PMW the part of a gun or other weapon that guides your eye when you are aiming at something → at first sightat first1(6), → know somebody by sightat know1(3), → lose sight of somethingat lose(1), → set your heart/mind/sights on (doing) somethingat set1(13)COLLOCATIONSadjectivesgood sightMany types of fish have good sight.poor sightHis sight was quite poor.failing sight (=becoming worse)He ran the business until failing sight forced him to retire.verbslose your sightAs the result of a severe illness, she lost her sight at the age of twelve.save somebody’s sightSurgeons believe they can save her sight.somebody’s sight fails (=gets much worse)He was in his seventies when his sight began to fail.sight + NOUNa sight testIf your sight test shows that you need glasses, the optician will give you a prescription.THESAURUSsomething that you seesight something that you seeA herd of elephants is a magnificent sight.Even Charles cheered up at the sight of the food.view the area you can see from a window or place, especially when it is beautifulThe view from the top of the mountain is amazing. The hotel has great views of Lake Windermere.We had a good view of the firework display.panorama an impressive view of a very large area that stretches a long way across in front of youa panorama of snow-covered hills and mountainsvista written a view of a large area of beautiful scenery – used in written descriptionsThe road around the island offers some spectacular vistas.scene what you see in a place, especially where people are moving around and doing thingsReporters described the horrific scenes which followed the bombing.His pictures are mainly of local scenes.spectacle something that you see that is very unusual, surprising, or strangeIt must have been an unusual spectacle.I leaned over the balcony to get a look at the spectacle below.visuals [plural]pictures or parts of a film, video etc that people can see, as opposed to the parts you can hearGood visuals will help keep your audience’s attention.
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sight• No furthersightings of the furseal were reported until the early 90s.• We looked at the hugecrowdgathering below us. 'It's quite a sight, isn't it?'• It was a sight so awe-inspiring we could have stayed for hours.• 'Has Peter got any sight at all now?' 'Only partialsight, in one eye.'• Stretch limousines are a commonsight in Los Angeles.• Homelesskids are now a familiarsight on London's streets.• Home-Made Angels was inspired by the familiar sight of hot-air balloons in the skiesabove Bristol.• When I met my husband, it was love at first sight.• It was our first sight of land after 15 months at sea.• the first sighting of Halley's Comet• So even two-player matches are like watching two top pros playing, albeit without the glorioussight of their beerbellies!• She lost her sight at the age of 12 following an illness.• She recently underwent an operation to restore her sight.• Nicole has suffered since birth from impairedsight as a result of cerebralpalsy.• We saw all the important sights on our first day in Chicago.• There was no one else in sight.• At times you can lose sight of a player you are controlling as part of the court turns out of your sight.• Sunrise over the Himalayas is a magnificentsight.• Through it all, Daley stayed out of sight.• The superintendent issued orders to shoot looters and arsonists on sight.• There are five senses: sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch.• Gavin looked a sorrysight -- his jaw was broken, and he had a black eye.• It was a ludicrous but terrifyingsight.• But then how many laughs can there be in a man fainting at the sight of his child being born?• Even Charles cheered up at the sight of the food.• I can't stand the sight of blood.• When he got home, he went to the kitchen looking for Puny and saw instead an unusual sight in his backyard.lose ... sight• An important distinction, but one a lawyer can lose sight of.• What both groups had lost was sight of what it was all about.• By now she had lost sight of the dressbag.• We tapered off the work, and after some time I lost sight of her.• However, to understand Innocent's reign we must not lose sight of the chancery and its activities.• In our everydayconsumption of bread we tend to forget or lose sight of the reality of what bread is.• She lost sight in one eye.• It is easy to lose sight of your vehicle in blowingsnow and become lost.sight of• Martha couldn't bear the sight of children begging in the streets.sightsight2 verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 SEEto see something from a long distance away, or see something you have been looking for 🔊 The sailors gave a shout of joy when they sighted land. 🔊 Several rare birds have been sighted in the area.► see thesaurus at see→ See Verb table
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sight• Black cap, white throat and grasshopperwarbler had been sighted.• We sighted a fishingboat in the distance.• The missingboys were sighted by a rescuehelicopter.• At least ten birds have been sightedfeeding on the lake this year.• One sighting had no bodies but it had sardines.• A mountainlion was sighted in the local area last night.• The following day, shortly after lunch, we sighted Koraloona on the horizon.• When the haze cleared, the sailorssighted land straight ahead.• In the wild, they can often be sightedmigrating in bevies of a hundred or more birds.• The sighting of the whale, Ahab cries, was meant for him, and then he is lowered to the deck.• Each sighting results in the discovery of either a femaleaxis or white-tailed deer.• From basecamp the summit was barely visible, so on sighting the route our surprise was all the greater.sighted land• But as the haze cleared, Anson sighted land right away, dead ahead.From Longman Business Dictionarysightsight /saɪt/ noun1at sightBANKINGFINANCE words written on a BILL OF EXCHANGE or PROMISSORY NOTE to show that it must be paid as soon as it is shown to the ACCEPTORThe more usual situation is where payment is at sight, meaning when the paying bank has examined the documents and found them to be in order.2after sightBANKINGFINANCE words written on a BILL OF EXCHANGE or PROMISSORY NOTE to show how much later it will be paid after it has been given to the payer, usually 30,60, or 90 days later3payable at sightFINANCE a financialdocument that is payable at sight must be paid when it is received by the person who is responsible for paying it4payable after sightFINANCE a financial document that is payable after sight must be paid on a stated number of days after it is received by the person who is responsible for paying it