Definition of in sight in English:

in sight


  • 1Visible.

    ‘no other vehicle was in sight’
    • ‘The sky was pitch black and surprisingly there was not a cloud in sight, just a clear, beautiful sky.’
    • ‘It was like a scene from a bygone era one of Bexley's busiest roads and not a vehicle in sight.’
    • ‘When the inn was in sight, her view was suddenly blocked by a bulky figure.’
    • ‘The only thing in sight was a large blue van, obviously there to transport my team.’
    • ‘Sometimes on a country road you hit the traffic flow just right and find yourself in a kind of moving bubble where there are no other vehicles in sight fore or aft.’
    • ‘After the Cessna pilot reported the jet in sight, the tower cleared the Cessna for takeoff.’
    • ‘Above me, other divers were swimming with a purpose; they obviously had a dolphin in sight.’
    • ‘I sit at the bar with a pint of export and it must be obvious to everyone in sight that I'm still fuming.’
    • ‘I always signal, even if there's no other vehicle or person in sight.’
    • ‘They can easily turn into mobs, stoning everything in sight, private vehicles not excluded.’
    perceptible, perceivable, seeable, observable, noticeable, easily seen, detectable, discernible, recognizable, in view, in sight, on view, on display
    View synonyms
    1. 1.1 Near at hand; close to being achieved or realized.
      ‘the minister insisted that agreement was in sight’
      • ‘However, a few people find themselves suffering these unpleasant effects apparently without an end in sight.’
      • ‘Today, there's no price relief in sight for motorists at the bowser.’
      • ‘On the other hand, war fatigue and the exhaustion with unending violence with no end in sight is also a reality.’
      • ‘With a mutually acceptable resolution apparently not in sight, the dean wrote to the professor.’
      • ‘A grandiose scandal was sparked - with no end in sight in the near future.’
      • ‘Now hostilities are going to take longer than thought, and with no clear disengagement in sight.’
      • ‘You've had forward deployed troops for over a decade with no end in sight.’
      • ‘The problem is there is no obvious solution in sight to the current global crisis.’
      • ‘There appears to be no end in sight to the indefinite strike at Rossington Colliery, near Doncaster.’
      • ‘The pain is still there but relief is obviously in sight.’