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English noun: sight

1. sight (cognition) an instance of visual perception


SamplesThe sight of his wife brought him back to reality.
The train was an unexpected sight.


Broader (hypernym)visual image, visual percept

2. sight (communication) anything that is seen


SamplesHe was a familiar sight on the television.
They went to Paris to see the sights.


Broader (hypernym)display


Narrower (hyponym)spectacle

3. sight (cognition) the ability to see; the visual faculty


Synonymsvision, visual modality, visual sense


Broader (hypernym)exteroception, modality, sense modality, sensory system


Narrower (hyponym)achromatic vision, acuity, binocular vision, central vision, chromatic vision, color vision, daylight vision, distance vision, eyesight, monocular vision, near vision, night vision, night-sight, peripheral vision, photopic vision, scotopic vision, seeing, sharp-sightedness, sightedness, stigmatism, trichromacy, twilight vision, visual acuity


Domain category membersvisual system

4. sight (cognition) a range of mental vision


SamplesIn his sight she could do no wrong.


Broader (hypernym)perspective, position, view

5. sight (cognition) the range of vision


SamplesOut of sight of land.


Synonymsken


Broader (hypernym)compass, grasp, range, reach

6. sight (act) the act of looking or seeing or observing


SamplesHe tried to get a better view of it.
His survey of the battlefield was limited.


Synonymssurvey, view


Broader (hypernym)look, looking, looking at


Narrower (hyponym)eyeful

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


SamplesA batch of letters.
A deal of trouble.
A lot of money.
He made a mint on the stock market.
See the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos.
It must have cost plenty.
A slew of journalists.
A wad of money.


Synonymsbatch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad


Broader (hypernym)large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity


Narrower (hyponym)deluge, flood, haymow, inundation, torrent


English verb: sight

1. sight (perception) catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes


SamplesHe caught sight of the king's men coming over the ridge.


Synonymsspy


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)comprehend, perceive


Narrower (hyponym)descry, detect, discover, espy, find, notice, observe, spot, spy

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


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)aim, direct, take, take aim, train









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