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Sight

Meanings and phrases

sight

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an instance of visual perception
  2. anything that is seen
  3. the ability to see; the visual faculty; vision; visual sense; visual modality
  4. a range of mental vision
  5. the range of vision; ken
  6. the act of looking or seeing or observing; view; survey
  7. (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; batch; 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

sight

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes; spy
  2. take aim by looking through the sights of a gun (or other device)

at first sight

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. immediately; at first glance

battle sight

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an arrangement of sights that makes possible the rapid aiming of a firearm at short ranges; battlesight

catch sight

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. see something for a brief time; get a look; catch a glimpse

in sight

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. at or within a reasonable distance for seeing

line of sight

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an imaginary straight line along which an observer looks; line of vision
E.g.
  • Once line of sight is restored, charging resumes.
  • The area typically has a clear line of sight to the main stage.
  • NGC 691 itself is a spiral galaxy slightly inclined to our line of sight.

lose sight of

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. be no longer able to see

not by a blame sight

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. definitely not; by no means; not by a long sight

not by a long sight

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. definitely not; by no means; not by a blame sight

open sight

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. rear gunsight having an open notch instead of a peephole or telescope

out of sight

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. not accessible to view; concealed; hidden

out of sight

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adv.
  1. quietly in concealment; doggo; in hiding
  2. no longer visible; out of view

panoramic sight

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. gunsight (a telescopic device for an artillery piece) that can be rotated horizontally in a full circle

peep sight

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. rear gunsight having an adjustable eyepiece with a small aperture through which the front sight and the target are aligned

second sight

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. apparent power to perceive things that are not present to the senses; clairvoyance; extrasensory perception; E.S.P.; ESP

sight bill

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a draft payable on presentation; sight draft

sight draft

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a draft payable on presentation; sight bill

sight gag

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a joke whose effect is achieved by visual means rather than by speech (as in a movie); visual joke

sight setting

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the adjustment of a gunsight for elevation and windage on a particular range under favorable light conditions

telescope sight

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. gunsight consisting of a telescope on a firearm for use as a sight; telescopic sight

telescopic sight

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. gunsight consisting of a telescope on a firearm for use as a sight; telescope sight
E.g.
  • It also features a double square bridge for mounting a telescopic sight.
  • This rifle comes with one-piece dural telescopic sight mount with a 30 mm diameter.
  • 1P78-1 Kashtan 1P78 is one of the newer optics (telescopic sight) to be supplied to the Russian Armed Forces.

first sight

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • When they finally meet, it is love at first sight.
  • For Gerardo and Jonas it was love at first sight.
  • According to the couple, it was love at first sight.

within sight

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • They drifted within sight of the island but were unable to reach it.
  • On 16 December 1515, Afonso de Albuquerque died within sight of Goa.
  • A confluence is primary only if it is on land or within sight of land.

common sight

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Herons, kingfishers and dippers are now a common sight.
  • Peacocks are also a very common sight here.
  • Rice, jute, mustard and sugarcane plantations are a common sight.

lost sight

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Two in the Propert collection have been lost sight of.
  • It was also during this time that he lost sight in his right eye.
  • Another report said he also lost sight of the light at south head.

rear sight

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • His firing eye looks through or just over the rear sight aperture.
  • The rear sight was available in 'standard' or with the 'Williams' adjustable ramp.
  • They usually also have a peep sight (rear sight) built into the string, which aids in a consistent anchor point.

front sight

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • He uses the front sight post to aim at the target.
  • The front sight is a post adjustable for elevation in the field.
  • Globe front sight inserts used in IBU competitions usually have aperture openings between 2.8 and 3.4 mm.

plain sight

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Pearls are hidden in plain sight.
  • She then comes up with a plan for them to hide in plain sight like Wolverine did.
  • Savile's celebrity status meant that he was considered to have been "hiding in plain sight".
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