Synonyms of sight in English:

sight


See US English definition of sight

See UK English definition of sight

See Spanish definition of vista

noun

1‘she has excellent sight’

SYNONYMS
eyesight, vision, eyes, faculty of sight, power of sight, ability to see, visual perception, observation

2‘her first sight of it gave her a severe shock’

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view, glimpse, seeing, glance at, look at

3‘he was almost within sight of the enemy’

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range of vision, field of vision, view

4‘we are all equal in the sight of God’

SYNONYMS
perception, judgement, belief, opinion, point of view, view, viewpoint, outlook, observation
thought, thoughts, thinking, way of thinking, mind, perspective, standpoint
verdict, estimation, feeling, sentiment, impression, idea, notion

5‘the town's historic sights’

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landmark, place of interest, thing worth seeing, feature, distinctive feature, prominent feature, monument, spectacle, scene, view, area, landscape, display, show, exhibition, curiosity, rarity, beauty, marvel, wonder, splendour
informal something to write home about

6‘I changed so quickly into these clothes I must be a sight’

SYNONYMS
eyesore, spectacle, monstrosity, horror, mess
informal fright, blot on the landscape

verb

1‘one of the helicopters has sighted wreckage in the area’

SYNONYMS
glimpse, catch a glimpse of, get a glimpse of, catch sight of, see, spot, spy, notice, observe, make out, pick out, detect, have sight of
informal clap eyes on, lay eyes on, set eyes on
literary espy, behold, descry

Phrases

    out of sight

    ‘a camera should be kept out of sight as it is seen as a tool of espionage’


    SYNONYMS
    hidden, concealed, not visible, unseen, invisible, screened, covered, disguised, camouflaged, obscured, secret
    inconspicuous, unnoticeable
    private, privy
    secreted, tucked away
    set one's sights on

    ‘she set her sights on a teaching career’


    SYNONYMS
    aspire to, aim at, aim for, try for, strive for, strive towards, work towards, be after, want, seek, have in view, think of, hope for
    catch sight of

    ‘they turned off the main road and caught sight of the cottage’


    SYNONYMS
    glimpse, catch a glimpse of, get a glimpse of, see, spot, spy, notice, observe, make out, discern, pick out, sight, detect, have sight of
    informal clap eyes on, lay eyes on, set eyes on
    literary espy, behold, descry