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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  See  \See\,  v.  t.  [imp.  {Saw};  p.  p.  {Seen};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Seeing}.]  [OE.  seen,  sen,  seon,  As  se['o]n;  akin  to  OFries 
  s[=i]a,  D.  zien,  OS  &  OHG.  sehan,  G.  sehen,  Icel.  sj[=a], 
  Sw  se  Dan.  see  Goth.  sa['i]hwan,  and  probably  to  L.  sequi 
  to  follow  (and  so  originally  meaning,  to  follow  with  the 
  eyes).  Gr  ??????,  Skr.  sac.  Cf  {Sight},  {Sun}  to  follow.] 
  1.  To  perceive  by  the  eye;  to  have  knowledge  of  the  existence 
  and  apparent  qualities  of  by  the  organs  of  sight;  to 
  behold;  to  descry;  to  view. 
 
  I  will  new  turn  aside,  and  see  this  great  sight. 
  --Ex.  iii.  3. 
 
  2.  To  perceive  by  mental  vision;  to  form  an  idea  or 
  conception  of  to  note  with  the  mind;  to  observe;  to 
  discern;  to  distinguish;  to  understand;  to  comprehend;  to 
  ascertain. 
 
  Go  I  pray  thee,  see  whether  it  be  well  with  thy 
  brethren.  --Gen.  xxxvii 
  14. 
 
  Jesus  saw  that  he  answered  discreetly.  --Mark  xii. 
  34. 
 
  Who  's  so  gross  That  seeth  not  this  palpable  device? 
  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  follow  with  the  eyes,  or  as  with  the  eyes;  to  watch;  to 
  regard  attentivelly;  to  look  after  --Shak. 
 
  I  had  a  mind  to  see  him  out  and  therefore  did  not 
  care  for  centradicting  him  --Addison. 
 
  4.  To  have  an  interview  with  especially,  to  make  a  call 
  upon  to  visit;  as  to  go  to  see  a  friend. 
 
  And  Samuel  came  no  more  to  see  Saul  untill  the  day 
  of  his  death.  --1  Sam.  xv 
  35. 
 
  5.  To  fall  in  with  to  have  intercourse  or  communication 
  with  hence  to  have  knowledge  or  experience  of  as  to 
  see  military  service. 
 
  Make  us  glad  according  to  the  days  wherein  thou  hast 
  afflicted  us  and  the  years  wherein  we  have  seen 
  evil.  --Ps.  xc  15. 
 
  Verily,  verily,  I  say  unto  you  if  a  man  keep  my 
  saying,  he  shall  never  see  death.  --John  viii. 
  51. 
 
  Improvement  in  visdom  and  prudence  by  seeing  men. 
  --Locke. 
 
  6.  To  accompany  in  person;  to  escort;  to  wait  upon  as  to 
  see  one  home;  to  see  one  aboard  the  cars. 
 
  {God  you}  ({him,  or  me},  etc.)  {see},  God  keep  you  (him,  me 
  etc.)  in  his  sight;  God  protect  you  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  {To  see}  anything  {out},  to  see  it  to  the  end  to  be 
  present  at  or  attend,  to  the  end 
 
  {To  see  stars},  to  see  flashes  of  light,  like  stars;  -- 
  sometimes  the  result  of  concussion  of  the  head.  [Colloq.] 
 
 
  {To  see  one  through},  to  help,  watch,  or  guard  one  to  the 
  end  of  a  course  or  an  undertaking. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Seeing  \See"ing\,  conj.  (but  originally  a  present  participle). 
  In  view  of  the  fact  (that);  considering;  taking  into  account 
  (that);  insmuch  as  since;  because  --  followed  by  a 
  dependent  clause;  as  he  did  well  seeing  that  he  was  so 
  young. 
 
  Wherefore  come  ye  to  me  seeing  ye  hate  me?  --Gen. 
  xxvi.  27. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  seeing 
  adj  :  having  vision,  not  blind 
  n  1:  perception  by  means  of  the  eyes  [syn:  {visual  perception},  {beholding}] 
  2:  use  of  the  faculty  of  vision  [syn:  {eyesight},  {sightedness}] 




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