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ability to see
the physical ability to see
Anne's sight is very good for someone of her age.
He began to
six years ago.
an emergency operation to save his sight
You will get a free sight test if you are under 16.
act of seeing
the act of seeing something
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
thing you see
something you can see
familiar/common/rare etc sight
Street dentists are a common sight in Pakistan.
As he reached the front door he saw a strange sight.
sights and sounds
of the forest
➔ not a pretty sight
➔ sorry sight
famous or interesting places that tourists visit
In the afternoon, you'll have a chance to relax or
see the sights
the sights of
of Copenhagen, is she?
inside the area that you can see
I glanced around me quickly. There was
no one in sight.
The boys get home and eat
everything in sight
Since my hotel was within sight, I told him he could go.
likely to happen soon
Six months from the start of the strike, there is still
no end in sight
Peace is now in sight.
within/in sight of something
in the area where you can see something
We camped within sight of the lake.
At last they
came in sight of
in a position where you will soon be able to get something or achieve something
Dan was now within sight of the championship.
in your sights
if you have someone or something in your sights, you intend to achieve it or get it for yourself or to attack them
have somebody/something in your sights
Rogers had victory firmly in his sights.
out of sight
outside the area that you can see
Karen waved until the car was out of sight.
out of sight, out of mind
used to say that people soon stop thinking about other people if they do not see them for a while
disappear/vanish from sight
'Will she be all right?' asked Jen as the car disappeared from sight.
come into sight
when the ship at last came into sight
as soon as you see someone
The army has been ordered to
Jo disliked him on sight.
not let somebody out of your sight
to make sure that someone stays near you
Since the accident, Donna hasn't let the children out of her sight.
be sick of/can't stand/hate the sight of somebody/something
to dislike someone or something very much
Alan and Sam can't stand the sight of each other.
Everybody hates the sight of you.
a sight for sore eyes
someone or something that you feel very happy to see
someone or something that is very unattractive or very funny to look at
a (damn/darned/darn) sight more/better etc
a lot more, a lot better etc
I know the place a damn sight better than you do.
The old lady is a sight cleverer than Sarah.
be a sight
look a sight
to look very funny or stupid, or very untidy or unpleasant
We'd had an all-night party, and the place looked a bit of a sight.
if you buy or choose something sight unseen, you do it without looking at the thing first
I can't believe you would rent a place sight unseen.
be a (beautiful, strange, frightening etc) sight to behold
used to emphasize that something or someone looks very unusual, for example because they are very beautiful, strange, or frightening
His garden was a sight to behold.
His face was not a pleasant sight to behold.
countable usually plural
the part of a gun or other weapon that guides your eye when you are aiming at something
➔ at first sight
; ➔ know somebody by sight
; ➔ lose sight of something
; ➔ set your mind/sights/heart on (doing) something
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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