Definition of 'sight'
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This means that batsmen can often lose sight of it against the background of the umpire. Times, Sunday Times (2007)These sights were just part of the picture. Times, Sunday Times (2013)She was born profoundly deaf and lost virtually all of her sight over a number of years. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There is a comic sight to be seen in some elder trees at present. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Yet his sights are on something better than merely finishing. Times, Sunday Times (2011)You must rely on senses other than sight for a model of the world. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We knew that this had so many wonderful sights. The Sun (2006)Miami is the city with sights like no other. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The tourists will visit all the sights. The Sun (2015)Those who are deprived of sight miss much. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The troops are a common sight in local bars. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There a spectacular sight is a burning car. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Today it is one of the most familiar sights in the countryside. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The sight of blood has gone to their heads. TOLKIEN AND THE GREAT WAR: The Threshold of Middle-earth (2003)Maybe she needed to steady her nerves after catching sight of herself in that dodgy elephant jumper. The Sun (2012)They like neither sight nor sound nor smell of it. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Yet it is an increasingly common sight. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You can lose sight of the essentials when you look down at the stats. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The deal might look strange at first sight. Times, Sunday Times (2008)She does that a jolly sight too often. The Treasure Seekers (1899)Or maybe she had just caught sight of her brother. Times, Sunday Times (2015)With uninterrupted views, it provided the best line of sight for viewing the reactor. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'sight'
British English: sight /saɪt/ NOUN
Your sight is your ability to see.
My sight is failing, and I can't see to read any more.
- American English: sight
- Arabic: بَصَر
- Brazilian Portuguese: visão
- Chinese: 视力
- Croatian: vid
- Czech: zrak
- Danish: syn
- Dutch: gezichtsvermogen
- European Spanish: vista espectáculo
- Finnish: näkökyky
- French: vue yeux
- German: Sehvermögen
- Greek: θέαμα
- Italian: vista
- Japanese: 視力
- Korean: 시력
- Norwegian: syn
- Polish: wzrok
- European Portuguese: visão
- Romanian: vedere
- Russian: зрение
- Spanish: vista sentido corporal
- Swedish: syn
- Thai: การมองเห็น
- Turkish: görüş göz
- Ukrainian: зір
- Vietnamese: thị lực
British English: sight VERB
If you sight someone or something, you suddenly see them, often briefly.
The security forces sighted a group of young men that had crossed the border.
Definition of sight from the Collins English Dictionary
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