WOTW: sight

| - Tim Lake |

triplo word of the week - sight

 

Sight” is commonly a noun. It can sometimes be a verb. Let’s have a look at the main meanings.

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The meaning of the noun “sight” is the ability or power to see.

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+ He lost his sight as a child.

+ She fainted at the sight of blood.

+ Don’t let the kids out of your sight.

+ After the operation she regained her sight in both eyes.

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The another meaning of the noun “sight” is something that can be seen. As a plural “sights” it means places of interest for tourists.

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+ He was a familiar sight at the tennis club on weekends.

+ It was such an unpleasant sight. I will remember it for the rest of my life.

+ She took me on a quick tour of the sights.

+ I lived here many years but never seen the sights.

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Note. This is where the word sightseeing comes from: seeing the sights.

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The meaning of the verb “sight” is mange or able to see or observe.

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+ At last they sighted land.

+ Tell me when you sight Mt. Fuji.

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There are lots of phrases with sight. Here are a few:

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+ When we met, it was love at first sight. (on first meeting or seeing).

+ We turned a corner and lost sight of Mt. Fuji. (no longer able to see).

+ You are a sight for sore eyes. (something you are very pleased to see).

+ He has set his sights on going to Oxford. (have a goal or ambition).

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The pronunciation is / sʌɪt /.

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This word is in the New General Service List, a list of the 3,000 most common words in English communication. You can get the full list on our website by clicking here.

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この単語は、英語で最もよく使われる3,000の単語のリストであるNew General Service Listからのものです。完全なリストはこちらから。

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