More definitions of "sight":
- (noun): A optical instrument for aiding the eye in aiming, as on a firearm or surveying instrument.
- (noun): The range of vision.
Example: "Out of sight of land"
- (noun): (often followed by 'of') a large number or amount or extent.
Synonyms: batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, muckle, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad, whole lot, whole slew
- (noun): A range of mental vision.
Example: "In his sight she could do no wrong"
- (noun): An instance of visual perception.
Example: "The sight of his wife brought him back to reality"; "the train was an unexpected sight"
- (noun): Anything that is seen.
Example: "He was a familiar sight on the television"; "they went to Paris to see the sights"
- (verb): Catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes.
Example: "He caught sight of the king's men coming over the ridge"
Famous quotes containing the word sight:
“I feel a kind of reverence for the first books of young authors. There is so much aspiration in them, so much audacious hope and trembling fear, so much of the hearts history, that all errors and shortcomings are for a while lost sight of in the amiable self assertion of youth.”
—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (18071882)
“After a pause at Balls Hill, the St. Annes of Concord voyageurs, not to say any prayer for the success of our voyage, but to gather the few berries which were still left on the hills, hanging by very slender threads, we weighed anchor again, and were soon out of sight of our native village. The land seemed to grow fairer as we withdrew from it.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“Let us imagine a number of men in chains and all condemned to death, where some are killed each day in the sight of the others, and those who remain see their own fate in that of their fellows and wait their turn, looking at each other sorrowfully and without hope. It is an image of the condition of man.”
—Blaise Pascal (16231662)