A sight is a device used to assist aligning or aim weapons, surveying instruments, or other items by eye. Sights can be a simple set or system of markers that have to be aligned together as well as aligned with the target . They can also be optical devices that allow the user to see the image of an aligned aiming point in the same focus as the target. These include telescopic sights and reflector sights. There are also sights that project an aiming point onto the target itself, such as laser sights.

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  1. The ability to see.
  2. The act of seeing; perception of objects by the eye; view.
    to gain sight of land
  3. Something seen.
  4. Something worth seeing; a spectacle.
    You really look a sight in that silly costume!
  5. A device used in aiming a projectile, through which the person aiming looks at the intended target.
  6. A small aperture through which objects are to be seen, and by which their direction is settled or ascertained.
    the sight of a quadrant
  7. a great deal, a lot; .
    a sight of money
    This is a darn sight better than what I'm used to at home!
  8. 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.
  9. The instrument of seeing; the eye.
  10. Mental view; opinion; judgment.
    In their sight it was harmless.


  1. To register visually.
  2. To get sight of (something).
  3. To apply sights to; to adjust the sights of; also, to give the proper elevation and direction to by means of a sight.
  4. To take aim at.

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