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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sight  \Sight\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Sighted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Sighting}.] 
  1.  To  get  sight  of  to  see  as  to  sight  land;  to  sight  a 
  wreck.  --Kane. 
 
  2.  To  look  at  through  a  sight;  to  see  accurately;  as  to 
  sight  an  object,  as  a  star. 
 
  3.  To  apply  sights  to  to  adjust  the  sights  of  also  to  give 
  the  proper  elevation  and  direction  to  by  means  of  a  sight; 
  as  to  sight  a  rifle  or  a  cannon. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sight  \Sight\,  n.  [OE.  sight,  si?t,  siht,  AS  siht,  gesiht 
  gesih?,  gesieh?,  gesyh?;  akin  to  D.  gezicht  G.  sicht, 
  gesicht  Dan.  sigte,  Sw  sigt,  from  the  root  of  E.  see  See 
  {See},  v.  t.] 
  1.  The  act  of  seeing;  perception  of  objects  by  the  eye;  view; 
  as  to  gain  sight  of  land. 
 
  A  cloud  received  him  out  of  their  sight.  --Acts.  i. 
  9. 
 
  2.  The  power  of  seeing;  the  faculty  of  vision,  or  of 
  perceiving  objects  by  the  instrumentality  of  the  eyes. 
 
  Thy  sight  is  young,  And  thou  shalt  read  when  mine 
  begin  to  dazzle.  --Shak. 
 
  O  loss  of  sight,  of  thee  I  most  complain!  --Milton. 
 
  3.  The  state  of  admitting  unobstructed  vision;  visibility; 
  open  view;  region  which  the  eye  at  one  time  surveys;  space 
  through  which  the  power  of  vision  extends;  as  an  object 
  within  sight. 
 
  4.  A  spectacle;  a  view;  a  show  something  worth  seeing. 
 
  Moses  said  I  will  now  turn  aside  and  see  this  great 
  sight,  why  the  bush  is  not  burnt.  --Ex.  iii.  3. 
 
  They  never  saw  a  sight  so  fair.  --Spenser. 
 
  5.  The  instrument  of  seeing;  the  eye. 
 
  Why  cloud  they  not  their  sights?  --Shak. 
 
  6.  Inspection;  examination;  as  a  letter  intended  for  the 
  sight  of  only  one  person. 
 
  7.  Mental  view;  opinion;  judgment;  as  in  their  sight  it  was 
  harmless.  --Wake. 
 
  That  which  is  highly  esteemed  among  men  is 
  abomination  in  the  sight  of  God.  --Luke  xvi. 
  15. 
 
  8.  A  small  aperture  through  which  objects  are  to  be  seen,  and 
  by  which  their  direction  is  settled  or  ascertained;  as 
  the  sight  of  a  quadrant. 
 
  Thier  eyes  of  fire  sparking  through  sights  of  steel. 
  --Shak. 
 
  9.  A  small  piece  of  metal,  fixed  or  movable,  on  the  breech, 
  muzzle,  center,  or  trunnion  of  a  gun,  or  on  the  breech  and 
  the  muzzle  of  a  rifle,  pistol,  etc.,  by  means  of  which  the 
  eye  is  guided  in  aiming.  --Farrow. 
 
  10.  In  a  drawing,  picture,  etc.,  that  part  of  the  surface,  as 
  of  paper  or  canvas,  which  is  within  the  frame  or  the 
  border  or  margin.  In  a  frame  or  the  like  the  open  space, 
  the  opening. 
 
  11.  A  great  number,  quantity,  or  sum;  as  a  sight  of  money. 
  [Now  colloquial] 
 
  Note:  Sight  in  this  last  sense  was  formerly  employed  in  the 
  best  usage.  ``A  sight  of  lawyers.''  --Latimer. 
 
  A  wonder  sight  of  flowers.  --Gower. 
 
  {At  sight},  as  soon  as  seen,  or  presented  to  sight;  as  a 
  draft  payable  at  sight:  to  read  Greek  at  sight;  to  shoot  a 
  person  at  sight. 
 
  {Front  sight}  (Firearms),  the  sight  nearest  the  muzzle. 
 
  {Open  sight}.  (Firearms) 
  a  A  front  sight  through  which  the  objects  aimed  at  may 
  be  seen,  in  distinction  from  one  that  hides  the 
  object. 
  b  A  rear  sight  having  an  open  notch  instead  of  an 
  aperture. 
 
  {Peep  sight},  {Rear  sight}.  See  under  {Peep},  and  {Rear}. 
 
  {Sight  draft},  an  order  or  bill  of  exchange,  directing  the 
  payment  of  money  at  sight. 
 
  {To  take  sight},  to  take  aim  to  look  for  the  purpose  of 
  directing  a  piece  of  artillery,  or  the  like 
 
  Syn:  Vision;  view;  show  spectacle;  representation; 
  exhibition. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sight  \Sight\,  v.  i.  (Mil.) 
  To  take  aim  by  a  sight. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  sight 
  n  1:  an  instance  of  visual  perception;  "the  sight  of  his  wife 
  brought  him  back  to  reality";  "the  train  was  an 
  unexpected  sight" 
  2:  anything  that  is  seen;  "he  was  a  familiar  sight  on  the 
  television"  or  "they  went  to  Paris  to  see  the  sights" 
  3:  the  ability  to  see  the  faculty  of  vision  [syn:  {vision},  {visual 
  sense},  {visual  modality}] 
  4:  a  device  for  aiding  the  eye  in  aiming,  as  on  a  firearm  or 
  surveying  instrument 
  5:  a  range  of  mental  vision;  "in  his  sight  she  could  do  no 
  wrong" 
  6:  the  range  of  vision;  "out  of  sight  of  land" 
  7:  the  act  of  looking  or  seeing  or  observing;  "he  tried  to  get 
  a  better  view  of  it";  "his  survey  of  the  battlefield  was 
  limited"  [syn:  {view},  {survey}] 
  8:  (often  followed  by  `of')  a  large  number  or  amount  or  extent: 
  "a  batch  of  letters";  "a  deal  of  trouble";  "a  lot  of 
  money";  "it  must  have  cost  plenty"  [syn:  {batch},  {deal}, 
  {flock},  {good  deal},  {great  deal},  {hatful},  {heap},  {lot}, 
  {mass},  {mess},  {mickle},  {mint},  {muckle},  {peck},  {pile}, 
  {plenty},  {pot},  {quite  a  little},  {raft},  {slew},  {spate}, 
  {stack},  {tidy  sum},  {wad},  {whole  lot},  {whole  slew}] 
  v  :  catch  sight  of  to  perceive  with  the  eyes:  "caught  sight  of 
  the  kings  men  coming  over  the  ridge." 




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