(noun, verb)


1. an instance of visual perception

- the sight of his wife brought him back to reality

- the train was an unexpected sight

Definition categories: thought

2. anything that is seen

- he was a familiar sight on the television

- they went to Paris to see the sights

Definition categories: communication, display

3. the ability to see; the visual faculty

Similar word(s): vision

Definition categories: thought, modality, exteroception

4. a range of mental vision

- in his sight she could do no wrong

Definition categories: thought, perspective, position, view

5. the range of vision

- out of sight of land

Similar word(s): ken

Definition categories: thought, compass, grasp, range, reach

6. the act of looking or seeing or observing

Similar word(s): survey, view

Definition categories: act, look, looking

7. (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent

Similar word(s): batch, deal, flock, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, raft, slew, spate, stack, wad

Definition categories: quantity

Sentences with sight as a noun:

- to gain sight of land

- You really look a sight in that silly costume!

- the sight of a quadrant

- a sight of money

- This is a darn sight better than what I'm used to at home!


1. catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes

- he caught sight of the king's men coming over the ridge

Similar word(s): spy

Definition categories: perception, comprehend, perceive

2. take aim by looking through the sights of a gun (or other device)

Definition categories: perception, aim, direct, take, train

Sentences with sight as a verb:

- to sight land from a ship

- to sight a rifle or a cannon