Definition of eyesight in English:

eyesight

noun

  • [mass noun] A person's ability to see:

    ‘poor eyesight ended his plans for a naval career’
    • ‘Ford himself had been rejected by the navy during World War I for his poor eyesight.’
    • ‘He wanted to join the military during the Second World War, but his poor eyesight kept him from combat.’
    • ‘As well as losing her speech, Holly's eyesight is fading fast and she can no longer walk.’
    • ‘Dr Hillman said poor eyesight could lead to a greater risk of falls and injuries which were more serious among the elderly.’
    • ‘His eyesight is very poor, but surely he could have visited her along with another member of his staff.’
    • ‘Failing eyesight stopped the mother-of-two from working or ever venturing out at night.’
    • ‘His poor eyesight meant that he often had to dictate his poems to other people.’
    • ‘The prognosis on his eyesight was initially poor, and doctors told him that in any case he should not work for two years.’
    • ‘This makes it easy for people with poor eyesight to enlarge the fonts on a page to make the site more readable.’
    • ‘All share some of the ailments of old age, including poor memories, fading eyesight and bad hearing.’
    • ‘The widow, who has poor eyesight and hearing, said she had had virtually no warning before the flood waters came.’
    • ‘This means that he has poor muscle control and his eyesight and hearing are failing.’
    • ‘The echidna depends more on its hearing than its eyesight, though it does see reasonably well.’
    • ‘In latter years, failing eyesight greatly restricted her ability in this regard.’
    • ‘Mobility suffers, hearing is lost and there is a gradual loss of eyesight and memory for the elderly.’
    • ‘He was fifty-one years of age and the sole support of his mother who has failing eyesight.’
    • ‘With their poor eyesight and keen sense of smell, they can get dangerously close.’
    • ‘The referee's nerve, eyesight or ability to keep up with the play lets him down after a while.’
    • ‘They have slower reaction times, and their hearing and eyesight may have deteriorated.’
    • ‘Traffic police have criticised motorists who risk lives by driving with poor eyesight.’
    sight, vision, power of sight, faculty of sight, ability to see, power of seeing, powers of observation, observation, perception, visual perception
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Pronunciation:

eyesight

/ˈʌɪsʌɪt/