The breadth, depth or reach of a subject; a domain.
A device used in aiming a projectile, through which the person aiming looks at the intended target
(computing) The region of program source in which an identifier is meaningful.
(logic) The shortest sub-wff of which a given instance of a logical connective is a part.
(linguistics) The region of an utterance to which some modifying element applies.
(slang) Shortened form of periscope, telescope, microscope or oscilloscope.
- the scope of an adverb
To perform a cursory investigation, as to scope out .
(slang) To perform arthroscopic surgery.
(slang) To examine under a microscope.
- The surgeon will scope the football player's knee to repair damage to a ligament.
- The entomologist explained that he could not tell what species of springtail we were looking at without scoping it.
(in the singular) The ability to see.
- Thy sight is young, / And thou shalt read when mine begin to dazzle.
The act of seeing; perception of objects by the eye; view.
- O loss of sight , of thee I most complain!
* Bible, Acts i. 9
- to gain sight of land
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* He's a really remarkable man and it's very hard to get him in one's sights ;
Something worth seeing; a spectacle.
- A cloud received him out of their sight .
* Bible, Exodus iii. 3
- You really look a sight in that silly costume!
- Moses said, I will now turn aside and see this great sight , why the bush is not burnt.
A device used in aiming a projectile, through which the person aiming looks at the intended target.
A small aperture through which objects are to be seen, and by which their direction is settled or ascertained.
- They never saw a sight so fair.
- the sight of a quadrant
a great deal, a lot; (frequently used to intensify a comparative).
- their eyes of fire sparking through sights of steel
- a sight of money
- This is a darn sight better than what I'm used to at home!
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- a wonder sight of flowers
- "If your mother put you in the pit at twelve, it's no reason why I should do the same with my lad."
In a drawing, picture, etc., that part of the surface, as of paper or canvas, which is within the frame or the border or margin. In a frame, the open space, the opening.
(obsolete) The instrument of seeing; the eye.
- "Twelve! It wor a sight afore that!"
Mental view; opinion; judgment.
- Why cloud they not their sights ?
- In their sight it was harmless.
* Bible, Luke xvi. 15
- That which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.
* (ability to see) sense of sight, vision
* (something seen) view
* (aiming device) scope, peep sight
* sight for sore eyes
* in sight
* not a pretty sight
* at sight
* on sight
* out of sight
* second sight
* sight cheque
* sight draft
* sight for sore eyes
* sight gag
* sight rhyme
* sight unseen
To register visually.
To get sight of (something).
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To apply sights to; to adjust the sights of; also, to give the proper elevation and direction to by means of a sight.
To take aim at.
* (visually register) see
* (get sight of) espy, glimpse, spot
* (take aim) aim at, take aim at