A belief that a person has formed about a topic or issue.
- I would like to know your opinions on the new systems.
- In my opinion , white chocolate is better than milk chocolate.
- Every man is a fool in some man's opinion .
The judgment or sentiment which the mind forms of persons or things; estimation.
* 1606 , , I. vii. 32:
- Truth, in matters of religion, is simply the opinion that has survived. -
- I have bought golden opinions from all sorts of people.
(obsolete) Favorable estimation; hence, consideration; reputation; fame; public sentiment or esteem.
* 1597 , , V. iv. 47:
- Friendship gives a man a peculiar right and claim to the good opinion of his friend.
- Thou hast redeemed thy lost opinion .
(obsolete) Obstinacy in holding to one's belief or impression; opiniativeness; conceitedness.
* 1590 , , V. i. 5:
- This gained Agricola much opinion , who enterprises.
The formal decision, or expression of views, of a judge, an umpire, a doctor, or other party officially called upon to consider and decide upon a matter or point submitted.
(European Union law) a judicial opinion delivered by an Advocate General to the European Court of Justice where he or she proposes a legal solution to the cases for which the court is responsible
- Your reasons at / dinner have been sharp and sententious, pleasant / without scurrility, witty without affection, audacious / without impudency, learned without opinion , and / strange without heresy.
* advisory opinion
* be of the opinion
* in my humble opinion/IMHO
* in my opinion
* in one's opinion
* opinion poll
* public opinion
* scientific opinion
* second opinion
(archaic) To have or express as an opinion.
* 1658', But if (as some '''opinion ) King ''Ahasuerus'' were ''Artaxerxes Mnemon'' [...], our magnified ''Cyrus'' was his second Brother — Sir Thomas Browne, ''The Graden of Cyrus (Folio Society 2007, p. 166)
(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
* 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.
- 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!
* 1913 ,
- 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