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sight

noun
 
 
/saɪt/
ABILITY [U] B1 the ability to use your eyes to see: Doctors managed to save his sight.Eyesight, glasses and lensesUsing the eyesThe eye and surrounding areaOptics, microscopy and lasersThe senses in generalUsing the eyesEyesight, glasses and lensesThe eye and surrounding areaPerceptive
the sight of sb/sth B2 the fact of seeing someone or something: The sight of so much blood had shocked him. informal I can't stand the sight of her (= I hate her).Using the eyesEyesight, glasses and lensesThe eye and surrounding areaPerceptive
AREA SEEN [U] B2 the area that it is possible for you to see: Eventually he disappeared from sight. I looked for her but she was nowhere in sight. I was able to park within sight of the house. Security guards were waiting out of sight (= where they could not be seen).Using the eyesEyesight, glasses and lensesThe eye and surrounding areaPerceptive
VIEW [C] something that you see, especially something interesting: the sights and sounds of the marketScenery and views
at first sight B2 the first time you see or hear about something or someone: It may, at first sight, seem a surprising choice.First and firstly
the sights B1 the beautiful or interesting places in a city or country, that a lot of people visit: He took me around New York and showed me the sights.Tourism and holidaysHotels and hostels
(Definition of sight noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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