sighted

Definitions

  • Sighting Along the Sole of Jack-Plane
    Sighting Along the Sole of Jack-Plane
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj sighted able to see
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Sighting an Edge Sighting an Edge
THE BEAN-STALK GROWS OUT OF SIGHT IN A NIGHT THE BEAN-STALK GROWS OUT OF SIGHT IN A NIGHT
do Not Lose Sight of My White Plume.'——30 do Not Lose Sight of My White Plume.'——30
Dad Was a Sight when We Found Him in Jail 155 Dad Was a Sight when We Found Him in Jail 155
The Man Rolled Dad over and he Was a Sight 210 The Man Rolled Dad over and he Was a Sight 210
ONE OF THE MOST COMMON SIGHTS IN NORTHWICH ONE OF THE MOST COMMON SIGHTS IN NORTHWICH
ALL AT ONCE HE CAUGHT SIGHT OF MY TOPEE ALL AT ONCE HE CAUGHT SIGHT OF MY TOPEE
The dragon catches sight of its reflection in the mirror The dragon catches sight of its reflection in the mirror

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The difference between AM and FM radio is that FM is line-of-sight, while AM bounces off the atmosphere (more accurately, the ionosphere.) AM stations have to reduce the power of their transmissions at night because the ionosphere lifts with the colder temperatures and lees solar interference.
    • a Sighted Having sight, or seeing, in a particular manner; -- used in composition; as, long-sighted, short-sighted, quick-sighted, sharp-sighted, and the like.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: When a person dies, hearing is generally the last sense to go. The first sense lost is usually sight. Then follows taste, smell, and touch.
    • sighted Having eyesight; capable of seeing.
    • sighted Having sight of some special character; seeing in a particular way: in composition: as, far-or long -sighted, near- or short -sighted, quick -sighted, sharp-sighted.
    • sighted Having a sight; fitted with a sight or sights, as a firearm; by extension, arranged with sights so that a certain definite distance can be reached by using the sights: as, a rifle sighted for a thousand yards.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When a person dies, hearing is the last sense to go. First off would be your sight.
    • adjs Sighted having sight of some special character, as short-sighted: fitted with a sight, as a firearm
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Quotations

  • John Ruskin
    John%20Ruskin
    “Of all God's gifts to the sighted man, color is holiest, the most divine, the most solemn.”
  • Bible
    Bible
    “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His godly ones. [Psalms 116:15]”
  • Euripides
    Euripides
    “There is nothing like the sight of an old enemy down on his luck.”
  • Helen Keller
    Helen%20Keller
    “Of all the senses, sight must be the most delightful.”
  • Jean Anouilh
    Jean%20Anouilh
    “An ugly sight, a man who is afraid.”
  • Danish Proverb
    Danish Proverb
    “Sight before hearsay.”

Idioms

In your sights - If you have someone or something in your sights, they are your target to beat.
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Lower your sights - If you lower your sights, you accept something that is less than you were hoping for.
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Out of sight, out of mind - Out of sight, out of mind is used to suggest that someone will not think or worry about something if it isn't directly visible or available to them.
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Set your sights on - If you set your sights on someone or something, it is your ambition to beat them or to achieve that goal.
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Sight for sore eyes - Someone or something that is a sight for sore eyes is a pleasure to see.
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Sight to behold - If something is a sight to behold, it means that seeing it is in some way special, either spectacularly beautiful or, equally, incredibly ugly or revolting, etc.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. siht, ge-sihtge-segen, pa.p. of seón, to see; Ger. sicht.

Usage

In literature:

The whole village of several hundred Indians was in sight and a most frightful sight it was.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
Such employment would do when Esther was out of sight.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
The sight of a stranger in Goyaz was apparently an event.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
It was a very strange sight indeed!
"The Land of the Long Night" by Paul du Chaillu
If Dave had sighted his intended prey, so had the stranger caught sight of the destroyer.
"Dave Darrin After The Mine Layers" by H. Irving Hancock
No one ever had a sight of Christ's face and forgot.
"Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation" by S. D. Gordon
But there was a sight stranger than all this, a startling sight to me.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
The sea has some sad sights, of which one shortly presented itself.
"A Boy's Voyage Round the World" by The Son of Samuel Smiles
Once more the flag sinks out of sight; they seem to be asking each other what is the cause of the strange sight they have seen.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
And at sight of it the shadow deepens on the brow of Marian.
"The Wild Huntress" by Mayne Reid
He half turned, to keep Lorenzo in sight while watching the advancing men.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
Rainey had disappeared, dropped out of sight.
"A Man to His Mate" by J. Allan Dunn
None of the villagers were in sight.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, May, 1930" by Various
The sight of you was like the sight ofa wonderful fine Thing.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
First there had been sighted two strange Indians skinning a horse in an old Indian burying-ground.
"Boys' Book of Frontier Fighters" by Edwin L. Sabin
Deaves went down out of sight.
"The Deaves Affair" by Hulbert Footner
In his utter ignorance of the world, he could have no idea of an Indian's piercing sight.
"Dusty Star" by Olaf Baker
Directly below was the beaten path; and now he caught sight of the animal whose scream he had heard.
"Warrior of the Dawn" by Howard Carleton Browne
It was a little the hardest sight seen during my campaign, but there was no murmur, all were jovial and contented.
"An Artilleryman's Diary" by Jenkin Lloyd Jones
Only for one face and for one voice did Richard have sight or hearing.
"God Wills It!" by William Stearns Davis
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In poetry:

But sights like these so cheering,
Alas, I cannot see!
The daylight and the darkness
Are both alike to me.
"To Mr. C.R." by Mary Ann H T Bigelow
I have looked at them long,
My eyes blur; sourceless light
Keeps them forever young
Before our ageing sight.
"To The Romantic Traditionists" by Allen Tate
In sight of all my foes,
Thou dost my table spread;
My cup with blessings overflows,
And joy exalts my head.
"Psalm 23" by Isaac Watts
SIGISMUND. To me
This is tiresome and absurd.
Nought is just, or good or ill,
In my sight that balks my will.
"Life Is A Dream - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Oh! not for thee our tears!
Happy in fadeless light,
Beyond the reach of fears,
Thy faith is changed to sight.
"In Memoriam (II)" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell
Eastward swing the silent clouds
Into the night.
Burdens of day they seem--in crowds
Hurled from earth's sight.
"Storm-Ebb" by Cale Young Rice

In news:

Skeeters fans awed by Rocket sighting.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — For a year, the Joker's been out of sight, out of mind and out of trouble.
For a year the Joker's been out of sight, out of mind and out of trouble.
I was walking up to the beach when I caught sight of her.
Whereas Juice Box thinks small, with his sights set on being the next Bachelor, this clown is aiming high with Guy Who Speaks Portuguese, not Spanish (the) Vampire Slayer.
With the recent bear sightings in the Albany Area, I thought it would be fun to remember some of my favorite bears.
Only a quarter mile away, the pantheon was in sight.
These recent sightings are compiled by Newburyport Birders.
A sight so touching in its majesty.
Pepperidge Farm baked goods are a common sight in pantries and on grocery shelves.
At last, the end of crazy is in sight.
AT the sight of those escalators, travelers may weep.
They walk among us, in plain sight.
TDOT sets sights on fixing congested interchange at I-40-240.
Hit the ground running—or walking, as the case may be—with a detailed map of Essex sights.
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In science:

The H13CO+ and SiO outflows display very low lineof sight velocities.
The structure of Onsala 1 star forming region
An expansion speed of 50 km s−1 implies that θ must be near zero so the NW arc is basically moving across our line of sight.
High Resolution, Long - Slit Spectroscopy of VY CMa: The Evidence for Localized High Mass Loss Events
Our results show that the NW arc is moving primarily across our line of sight with little pro jection with respect to the plane of the sky.
High Resolution, Long - Slit Spectroscopy of VY CMa: The Evidence for Localized High Mass Loss Events
Given potassium’s low ionization potential, this is a stronger constraint than one might guess at first sight.
High Resolution, Long - Slit Spectroscopy of VY CMa: The Evidence for Localized High Mass Loss Events
To estimate lP DR (the length of the PDR along the line of sight) we use the H2 column density derived from the observed 1.2 mm dust continuum emission peak (at d ∼ 0.02 pc or 10”) and adopting the dust temperature predicted by the PDR model 2 .
Density structure of the Horsehead nebula photo-dissociation region
J (j ) is multiplied by β (j ) the escape probability of the layer j along the line of sight.
Density structure of the Horsehead nebula photo-dissociation region
Remark : Note here that it could be believed at first sight that the solutions to SD[V] are not unique since they depend on the trace of high moments τ (qj P ).
Combinatorial aspects of matrix models
These subsections will appear at first sight quite technical and unrelated to the previous sections.
Functionals of the Brownian motion, localization and metric graphs
The efficiency of the method stems from the fact that, even though S (γ ) seems to be a complicated ob ject at first sight, involving an infinite number of eigenvalues, it can be expressed as the determinant of a finite size matrix.
Functionals of the Brownian motion, localization and metric graphs
Although this is not obvious at first sight, the general arguments in Subsection 8.1 apply.
The phase transition in inhomogeneous random graphs
This parameter is related to the angle between the two lines of sight of the two atoms.
Application of Theorems on Null-Geodesics on the Solar Limb Effect
The spectrum of a supernova is affected by the presence of dust along the line of sight to the supernova1 .
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
However, as extinction is a line-of-sight effect, it would apply equally to galaxies at different redshifts if the evolution of host-galaxy dust with redshift were not signi ficant.
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
At first sight the rank of sl(32) is too large to be a subalgebra, so it seems that very extended algebras, at least in the non linear realization, admit finite dimensional sub-algebras which naively could not be there.
Standard and Non-standard Extensions of Lie algebras
Spectral energy distribution (SED) modeling of the B subsystem suggests that the B circumstellar material is a source of extinction along the line of sight to the B components.
Dynamical Masses for Low-Mass Pre-Main Sequence Stars: A Preliminary Physical Orbit for HD 98800 B
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