Death vs Sight - What's the difference?

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As a proper noun death

is the personification of death, often a skeleton with a scythe, and one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse.

As a noun sight is

(in the singular) the ability to see.

As a verb sight is

to register visually.

death

English

(wikipedia death)

Alternative forms

* (obsolete)

Noun

(en noun)
  • The cessation of life and all associated processes; the end of an organism's existence as an entity independent from its environment and its return to an inert, nonliving state.
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  • *:They burned the old gun that used to stand in the dark corner up in the garret, close to the stuffed fox that always grinned so fiercely. Perhaps the reason why he seemed in such a ghastly rage was that he did not come by his death fairly. Otherwise his pelt would not have been so perfect. And why else was he put away up there out of sight?—and so magnificent a brush as he had too..
  • *1900 , , (The House Behind the Cedars) , Ch.I:
  • *:"‘Death ,’" quoted Warwick, with whose mood the undertaker's remarks were in tune, "‘is the penalty that all must pay for the crime of living.’"
  • *{{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author= Philip J. Bushnell
  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= Solvents, Ethanol, Car Crashes & Tolerance , passage=Furthermore, this increase in risk is comparable to the risk of death from leukemia after long-term exposure to benzene, another solvent, which has the well-known property of causing this type of cancer.}}
  • The personification of death as a hooded figure with a scythe; the Grim Reaper.
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  • (lb) The collapse or end of something.
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  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * accidental death * angel of death * at death's door * Black Death * brain death * cause of death * cell death * civil death * clinical death * cot death * dance of death * dead * deadly * death adder * death angel * death bell * death benefit * death by burning * death by fire * death camas * death camp * death cap * death certificate * death chair * death chamber * death cross * death cup * death drive * death duty * death growl * death house * death instinct * death knell * death march * death mask * death metal * death penalty * death phase * death put * death rate * death rattle * death ray * death roll * death row * death seat * death sentence * death spiral * death squad * death stick * death tax * death to * death toll * Death Valley * death warrant * death wish * death's-head * deathbird * deathblow * deathful * deathless * deathlike * deathly * deathmatch * deathsman * deathward * deathwatch * deathy * fan death * heat death * human death * infant death * instadeath * kiss of death * life-and-death * life-or-death * like death warmed over * living death * megadeath * near-death * put to death * screen death * sentence to death * sudden death * sudden infant death syndrome * valley of death * violent death * voodoo death * wrongful death (lookfrom)

    See also

    * afterlife * die * the big one * the big sleep * cemetery * early grave * funeral * graveyard * morgue * mortal * mortician * mortuary * obituary * tombstone * cremation

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    sight

    English

    Noun

  • (in the singular) The ability to see.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Thy sight is young, / And thou shalt read when mine begin to dazzle.
  • * Milton
  • O loss of sight , of thee I most complain!
  • The act of seeing; perception of objects by the eye; view.
  • to gain sight of land
  • * Bible, Acts i. 9
  • A cloud received him out of their sight .
  • Something seen.
  • * 2005 , Lesley Brown (translator), :
  • * He's a really remarkable man and it's very hard to get him in one's sights ;
  • Something worth seeing; a spectacle.
  • You really look a sight in that silly costume!
  • * Bible, Exodus iii. 3
  • Moses said, I will now turn aside and see this great sight , why the bush is not burnt.
  • * Spenser
  • They never saw a sight so fair.
  • 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.
  • the sight of a quadrant
  • * Shakespeare
  • their eyes of fire sparking through sights of steel
  • a great deal, a lot; (frequently used to intensify a comparative).
  • a sight of money
    This is a darn sight better than what I'm used to at home!
  • * Gower
  • a wonder sight of flowers
  • * 1913 ,
  • "If your mother put you in the pit at twelve, it's no reason why I should do the same with my lad."
    "Twelve! It wor a sight afore that!"
  • 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.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Why cloud they not their sights ?
  • Mental view; opinion; judgment.
  • In their sight it was harmless.
    (Wake)
  • * Bible, Luke xvi. 15
  • That which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.

    Synonyms

    * (ability to see) sense of sight, vision * (something seen) view * (aiming device) scope, peep sight

    Derived terms

    * sight for sore eyes * far-sighted * in sight * insight * long-sighted * near-sighted * not a pretty sight * at sight * on sight * out of sight * * outsight * second sight * short-sighted * sight cheque * sight draft * sight for sore eyes * sight gag * sight rhyme * sight unseen

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To register visually.
  • To get sight of (something).
  • * , chapter=4
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients , passage=I was on my way to the door, but all at once, through the fog in my head, I began to sight one reef that I hadn't paid any attention to afore.}}
  • 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.
  • Synonyms

    * (visually register) see * (get sight of) espy, glimpse, spot * (take aim) aim at, take aim at

    Derived terms

    * resight

    See also

    * see * vision

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