Definition of out of sight in US English:

out of sight


  • 1Not visible.

    ‘she saw them off, waving until the car was out of sight’
    • ‘When a friend warned him police were near, and fearing they may think he had been driving, he tried to take the car out of sight.’
    • ‘He described how the car went out of sight before there was a flash.’
    • ‘They were just out of sight when the quiet sounds of footsteps became audible from the street before them.’
    • ‘It clings tenuously to the stony mountainside in a thin line of hairpins before dropping out of sight.’
    • ‘After waiting until she was out of sight, he got out of his car and walked to the front door.’
    • ‘The roads are quiet, and the landscape is fading out of sight, another day's work done.’
    • ‘The car beeped at him, and he beeped back and left it on for a minute or so, even when the car was out of sight.’
    • ‘I had intended to fit a small bracket on the underside of the bench that would hold a message out of sight and secure.’
    • ‘But as soon as he was out of sight of his car the officer realised he had left his keys in the ignition and radioed for help.’
    • ‘He waited until the other two were out of sight before walking to his own car and driving to the craft workshop in Catford.’
    hidden, concealed, not visible, unseen, invisible, screened, covered, disguised, camouflaged, obscured, secret
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  • 2informal Extremely good; excellent.

    ‘the band was out of sight tonight!’
    • ‘His band is out of sight all the way through this album.’
    impressive, remarkable, extraordinary, outstanding, exceptional, staggering, incredible, amazing, astonishing, phenomenal, coruscating, imposing, breathtaking, thrilling
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