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1sight/ˈsaɪt/noun
pluralsights
1sight
/ˈsaɪt/
noun
pluralsights
Learner's definition of SIGHT  
[noncount]  : the sense through which a person or animal becomes aware of light, color, etc., by using the eyes : the ability to see
[noncount]  : the act of seeing someone or something — often + of — often used figuratively
[noncount]  : a position in which someone or something can be seen
◊ The phrase out of sight, out of mind means that you stop thinking about something or someone if you do not see that thing or person for a period of time.
— sometimes used figuratively
[count] 
: someone or something that is seen
   b  : a famous or interesting place in an area — usually plural
[singular]informal  : someone or something that is strange, funny, messy, etc.
sights [plural]  : a goal or expectation
[count]  : a device that is used to aim a gun — usually plural — sometimes used figuratively
[singular]informal  : a large amount or extent : a lot

a sight for sore eyes

: a person or thing that you are very glad to see

at first sight

— see 1first

drop out of sight

— see 2drop

heave in/into sight

— see 1heave

no end in sight

— see 1end

out of sight

US, informal + old-fashioned
: very good

sight gag

— see 2gag

sight unseen

: without seeing or examining something
2sight/ˈsaɪt/verb
sightssightedsighting
2sight
/ˈsaɪt/
verb
sightssightedsighting
Learner's definition of SIGHT  
[+ object]
: to see (something or someone that is being looked for or that is rarely seen or difficult to see)
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