Definition of seeing in US English:

seeing

conjunction

  • Because; since.

    ‘seeing as Stuart's an old friend, I thought I might help him out’
    • ‘Home I went seeing as I didn't have my water wings with me.’
    • ‘Some women will take offence to such a frivolous comment, especially seeing as most of us view this as a serious topic of conversation.’
    • ‘We got 16 out of 20 which I thought was pretty good seeing as I only knew 7 or 8 of them and hadn't heard of any of the rest!’
    • ‘Well, seeing as how no-one was queueing up to write my blog while I wasn't, I suppose I'd best get back to writing it myself.’
    • ‘The only thing wrong with it is that the songs are a bit samey, but seeing as the album is less than 40 minutes long, this doesn't bother me much.’
    • ‘He probably feels like he needs to help you, seeing as London is full of crazed taxi drivers.’
    • ‘It's refreshing also to see Posey grab hold of a role like this, seeing as she hasn't had anything substantive to sink her talents into of late.’
    • ‘You may want to have a strong cup of coffee before going, seeing as this party is slated to run until 8 a.m.’
    • ‘It is only natural especially seeing as Argentina was kind enough to accept as many Irish people as possible in the 19th century.’
    • ‘I can refer to you by whatever offensive terminology I like without defaming you, seeing as you're a person of public interest.’
    • ‘He hardly could, seeing as the stickers can be ordered for free through the party's official website’
    • ‘The second track, Powerless, is surely a song we have all heard, seeing as it's the first single off her album.’
    • ‘Perhaps, he suggested, we should be beyond that, seeing as the situation is so new, complex and unprecedented.’
    • ‘What is the helping agent's toxicity, seeing as it is not licensed in the US?’
    • ‘Now is such a great time to go home, seeing as I don't ‘do’ football.’
    • ‘The two end up marrying other mates, though why is never fully explained seeing as they're clearly obsessed with one another.’
    • ‘My brain has apparently simply up and died on me, seeing as how I am sitting here without any typing going on, just staring at a blank screen.’
    • ‘Also, communism seemed the chic thing to explore, seeing as I was a disillusioned young university student.’
    • ‘It would be a little ironic if it was, seeing as the movie is constructed as a series of episodes along the route to the perfect noodle restaurant.’
    • ‘Actually that's a tough one, seeing as I like all the nominated albums.’

noun

  • 1The action of seeing someone or something.

    • ‘Then the audience takes note of what that means, the act of seeing.’
    1. 1.1Astronomy The quality of observed images as determined by atmospheric conditions.

Phrases

  • seeing is believing

    • proverb You need to see something before you can accept that it really exists or occurs.

      • ‘If seeing is believing, the genuine road user today has to be content with very little space on city roads.’
      • ‘If seeing is believing, the army's video of the event might have settled the debate.’
      • ‘If seeing is believing, this one sure did prove the line right.’
      • ‘There would be two possible criticisms of someone who claims that (for example) seeing is believing.’
      • ‘There were some people who had given up on it, but now seeing is believing.’
      • ‘Well, seeing is believing and one only hopes it will be worth the wait.’
      • ‘If seeing is believing, we give you a sample of the buffet spread on Friday night.’
      • ‘We want them to see because we're foolish enough to think that seeing is believing.’
      • ‘I guess it sort of means that seeing is believing and this is the safest option for a lot of people who don't quite ‘get’ faith.’
      • ‘I've seen the newspaper story and photo and seeing is believing.’

Pronunciation

seeing

/ˈsēiNG//ˈsiɪŋ/