Synonyms of sight in English:

sight


See definition of sight

noun

1‘she has excellent sight’

SYNONYMS

eyesight, vision, eyes, faculty of sight, power of sight, ability to see, visual perception, observation

2‘her first sight of it gave her a severe shock’

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view, glimpse, seeing, glance at, look at

3‘he was almost within sight of the enemy’

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range of vision, field of vision, view

4‘we are all equal in the sight of God’

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perception, judgement, belief, opinion, point of view, view, viewpoint, outlook, observation

thought, thoughts, thinking, way of thinking, mind, perspective, standpoint

verdict, estimation, feeling, sentiment, impression, idea, notion

5‘the town's historic sights’

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landmark, place of interest, thing worth seeing, feature, distinctive feature, prominent feature, monument, spectacle, scene, view, area, landscape, display, show, exhibition, curiosity, rarity, beauty, marvel, wonder, splendour

informal something to write home about

6‘I changed so quickly into these clothes I must be a sight’

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eyesore, spectacle, monstrosity, horror, mess

fright, blot on the landscape


verb

1‘one of the helicopters has sighted wreckage in the area’

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glimpse, catch a glimpse of, get a glimpse of, catch sight of, see, spot, spy, notice, observe, make out, pick out, detect, have sight of

informal clap eyes on, lay eyes on, set eyes on

literary espy, behold, descry


Phrases

    catch sight of

      ‘they turned off the main road and caught sight of the cottage’

      SYNONYMS

      glimpse, catch a glimpse of, get a glimpse of, see, spot, spy, notice, observe, make out, discern, pick out, sight, detect, have sight of

      informal

      clap eyes on, lay eyes on, set eyes on

      literary

      espy, behold, descry

    out of sight

      ‘a camera should be kept out of sight as it is seen as a tool of espionage’

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      hidden, concealed, not visible, unseen, invisible, screened, covered, disguised, camouflaged, obscured, secret

      inconspicuous, unnoticeable

      private, privy

      secreted, tucked away

    set one's sights on

      ‘she set her sights on a teaching career’

      SYNONYMS

      aspire to, aim at, aim for, try for, strive for, strive towards, work towards, be after, want, seek, have in view, think of, hope for