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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.


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.


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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