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Sight

Pronunciation: sīt
n.1.The act of seeing; perception of objects by the eye; view; as, to gain sight of land.
A cloud received him out of their sight.
- Acts. i. 9.
2.The power of seeing; the faculty of vision, or of perceiving objects by the instrumentality of the eyes.
O loss of sight, of thee I most complain!
- Milton.
3.The state of admitting unobstructed vision; visibility; open view; region which the eye at one time surveys; space through which the power of vision extends; as, an object within sight.
4.A spectacle; a view; a show; something worth seeing.
They never saw a sight so fair.
- Spenser.
5.The instrument of seeing; the eye.
6.Inspection; examination; as, a letter intended for the sight of only one person.
7.Mental view; opinion; judgment; as, in their sight it was harmless.
8.A small aperture or optical device through which objects are to be seen, and by which their direction is settled or ascertained; - used on surveying instruments; as, the sight of a quadrant.
9.An optical device or small piece of metal, fixed or movable, on the breech, muzzle, center, or trunnion of a gun, or on the breech and the muzzle of a rifle, pistol, etc., by means of which the eye is guided in aiming. A telescope mounted on a weapon, such as a rifle, and used for accurate aiming at distant targets is called a telescopic sight.
10.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 or the like, the open space, the opening.
11.A great number, quantity, or sum; as, a sight of money.
A wonder sight of flowers.
- Gower.
At sight
as soon as seen, or presented to sight; as, a draft payable at sight: to read Greek at sight; to shoot a person at sight.
Front sight
(Firearms) the sight nearest the muzzle.
Open sight
a - (Firearms) A front sight through which the objects aimed at may be seen, in distinction from one that hides the object
b - A rear sight having an open notch instead of an aperture.
Peep sight
See under Peep, and Rear.
Sight draft
an order, or bill of exchange, directing the payment of money at sight.
To take sight
to take aim; to look for the purpose of directing a piece of artillery, or the like.
v. t.1.To get sight of; to see; as, to sight land; to sight a wreck.
[imp. & p. p. Sighted; p. pr. & vb. n. Sighting.]
2.To look at through a sight; to see accurately; as, to sight an object, as a star.
3.To apply sights to; to adjust the sights of; also, to give the proper elevation and direction to by means of a sight; as, to sight a rifle or a cannon.
v. i.1.(Mil.) To take aim by a sight.
Noun1.sight - an instance of visual perception; "the sight of his wife brought him back to reality"; "the train was an unexpected sight"
2.sight - anything that is seen; "he was a familiar sight on the television"; "they went to Paris to see the sights"
3.sight - the ability to see; the faculty of vision
4.sight - a optical instrument for aiding the eye in aiming, as on a firearm or surveying instrument
5.sight - a range of mental vision; "in his sight she could do no wrong"
6.sight - the range of vision; "out of sight of land"
Synonyms: ken
7.sight - the act of looking or seeing or observing; "he tried to get a better view of it"; "his survey of the battlefield was limited"
Synonyms: survey, view
8.Sightsight - (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "it must have cost plenty"
Verb1.sight - catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes; "he caught sight of the king's men coming over the ridge"

SIGHT, contracts. Bills of exchange are frequently made payable at sight, that is, on presentment, which might be taken naturally to mean that the bill should then be paid without further delay; but although the point be not clearly settled, it seems the drawee is entitled to the days of grace. Beaw. Lex Mer. pl. 256; Kyd on Bills, 10; Chit. on Bills, 343-4; Bayley on Bills, 42, 109, 110; Selw. N. P. 339.
     2.-The holder of a bill payable at sight, is required to use due diligence to put it into circulation, or have it presented for acceptance within a reasonable time. 20 John. 146; 7 Cowen, 705; 12 Pick. 399 13 Mass. 137; 4 Mason, 336; 5 Mason's 118; 1 McCord, 322; 1 Hawks, 195.
     3. When the bill is payable any number of days after sight, the time begins to run from the period of presentment and acceptance, and not from the time of mere presentment. 1 Mason, 176; 20 John. 176.

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