- Bible Reference: Luke 21:11
- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: Yes
- Included in BDB: No
- G5400 Used 1 time
1. The act of seeing; perception of objects by the eye; view; as, to gain sight of land; to have a sight of a landscape; to lose sight of a ship at sea. A cloud received him out of their sight Acts 1:9.
2. The faculty of vision, or of perceiving objects by the instrumentality of the eyes. It has been doubted whether moles have sight Milton lost his sight The sight usually fails at of before fifty years of age. O loss of sight of thee I most complain.
3. Open view; the state of admitting unobstructed vision; a being within the limits of vision. The harbor is in sight of the town. The shore of Long Island is in sight of New Haven. The White mountain is in plain sight at Portland, in Maine; a mountain is or is not within sight; an engagement at sea is within sight of land.
4. Notice from seeing; knowledge; as a letter intended for the sight of one person only.
5. Eye; the instrument of seeing. From the depth of hell they lift their sight
6. An aperture through which objects are to be seen; or something to direct the vision; as the sight of a quadrant; the sight of a fowling piece or a rifle.
7. That which is beheld; a spectacle; a show; particularly, something wonderful. They never saw a sight so fair. Moses said, I will now turn aside and see the great sight why the bush is not burned. Exodus 3:3. Fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. To take sight to take aim; to look for purpose of directing a piece of artillery, etc.
SIGHTED, noun In composition only, having sight, or seeing in a particular manner; as long-sighted, seeing at a great distance; short-sighted, able to see only at a small distance; quick-sighted, readily seeing, discerning or understanding; sharp-sighted, having a keen eye or acute discernment.
SIGHTFULNESS, noun Clearness of sight. [Not in use.]
1. Wanting sight; blind. Of all who blindly creep, or sightless soar.
2. Offensive or unpleasing to the eye; as sightless stains. [Not well authorized.]
SIGHTLINESS, noun Comely; having an appearance pleasing to the sight.
1. Pleasing to the eye; striking to the view.
Many brave sightly horses. We have thirty members, the most sightly of all her majesty's subjects.
2. Open to the view; that may be seen from a distance. We say; a house stands in a sightly place.
SIGHTSMAN, noun Among musicians, one who reads music readily at first sight.