Definition of eyesight in English:

eyesight

noun

  • A person's ability to see.

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

/ˈīˌsīt//ˈaɪˌsaɪt/