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 for sight
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sight \Sight\ (s[imac]t), n. [OE. sight, si[thorn]t, siht, AS.
     siht, gesiht, gesih[eth], gesieh[eth], gesyh[eth]; akin to D.
     gezicht, G. sicht, gesicht, Dan. sigte, Sw. sigt, from the
     root of E. see. See See, v. t.]
     1. The act of seeing; perception of objects by the eye; view;
        as, to gain sight of land.
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              A cloud received him out of their sight. --Acts. i.
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     2. The power of seeing; the faculty of vision, or of
        perceiving objects by the instrumentality of the eyes.
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              Thy sight is young,
              And thou shalt read when mine begin to dazzle.
                                                    --Shak.
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              O loss of sight, of thee I most complain! --Milton.
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     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.
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     4. A spectacle; a view; a show; something worth seeing.
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              Moses said, I will now turn aside and see this great
              sight, why the bush is not burnt.     --Ex. iii. 3.
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              They never saw a sight so fair.       --Spenser.
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     5. The instrument of seeing; the eye.
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              Why cloud they not their sights?      --Shak.
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     6. Inspection; examination; as, a letter intended for the
        sight of only one person.
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     7. Mental view; opinion; judgment; as, in their sight it was
        harmless. --Wake.
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              That which is highly esteemed among men is
              abomination in the sight of God.      --Luke xvi.
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     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.
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              Thier eyes of fire sparking through sights of steel.
                                                    --Shak.
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     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. --Farrow.
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     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.
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     11. A great number, quantity, or sum; as, a sight of money.
         [Now colloquial]
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     Note: Sight in this last sense was formerly employed in the
           best usage. "A sight of lawyers." --Latimer.
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                 A wonder sight of flowers.         --Gower.
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     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. (Firearms)
         (a) 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, Rear 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.
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     Syn: Vision; view; show; spectacle; representation;
          exhibition.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sight \Sight\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sighted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Sighting.]
     1. To get sight of; to see; as, to sight land; to sight a
        wreck. --Kane.
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     2. To look at through a sight; to see accurately; as, to
        sight an object, as a star.
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     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sight \Sight\, v. i. (Mil.)
     To take aim by a sight.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sight
      n 1: an instance of visual perception; "the sight of his wife
           brought him back to reality"; "the train was an unexpected
           sight"
      2: anything that is seen; "he was a familiar sight on the
         television"; "they went to Paris to see the sights"
      3: the ability to see; the visual faculty [syn: sight,
         vision, visual sense, visual modality]
      4: a range of mental vision; "in his sight she could do no
         wrong"
      5: the range of vision; "out of sight of land" [syn: sight,
         ken]
      6: the act of looking or seeing or observing; "he tried to get a
         better view of it"; "his survey of the battlefield was
         limited" [syn: view, survey, sight]
      7: (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"; "see the rest of the
         winners in our huge passel of photos"; "it must have cost
         plenty"; "a slew of journalists"; "a wad of money" [syn:
         batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal,
         hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint,
         mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty,
         pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate,
         stack, tidy sum, wad]
      v 1: catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes; "he caught sight
           of the king's men coming over the ridge" [syn: spy,
           sight]
      2: take aim by looking through the sights of a gun (or other
         device)

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  348 Moby Thesaurus words for "sight":
     Anschauung, aim, aim at, airscape, amazement, angle,
     angle of vision, assumption, astonishing thing, astonishment,
     atrocity, attitude, awe-inspiring, baboon, bag, barrel, basis,
     batch, behold, bend, blemish, blot, bombsight, brilliant,
     catch sight of, chromesthesia, cityscape, clap eyes on,
     clear sight, climate of opinion, cloudscape, color hearing,
     color vision, command, common belief, community sentiment, conceit,
     concept, conception, conclusion, cone vision, consensus gentium,
     considerable, consideration, cool, cosmorama, curiosity, cyclorama,
     day vision, daylight vision, deal, dekko, descry, determine,
     diorama, direct, directionize, disaster, discern, discernment,
     discover, display, distant, distinguish, dog, domination, espy,
     estimate, estimation, ethos, exception, exhibit, exhibition,
     exposition, extraordinary, eye, eye-mindedness, eyeful, eyereach,
     eyes, eyeshot, eyesight, eyesore, farsight, farsightedness,
     feeling, field of view, field of vision, finder, five senses, fix,
     fix on, footing, frame of reference, framework, fright, gargoyle,
     gaze, gazingstock, general belief, georama, glance at, glimpse,
     glom, gobs, good deal, great deal, hag, harridan, have in sight,
     heap, heaps, hearing, hold on, horizon, idea, identify,
     imaginative, imperceptible, impression, incredible, invisible,
     jolting, judgment, keen sight, ken, landscape, lashings,
     lay eyes on, leaf sight, leer, leering look, level at, light,
     light show, lights, limit of vision, line of sight, loads, look,
     look on, look upon, look-in, lookout, lot, lots, lump,
     lustful leer, make out, mark, marvel, marvelment, mass,
     mental outlook, mess, mind, mint, miracle, monster, monstrosity,
     moving, much, myriorama, mystique, naked eye, neat, night vision,
     no beauty, nonesuch, note, notice, notion, observation, observe,
     oodles, open sight, opinion, out of sight, outlook, outlook over,
     outrageous, pack, pageant, pageantry, panorama, panoramic sight,
     parade, peck, peek, peep, peep sight, peer, perceive, perception,
     peripheral field, peripheral vision, personal judgment,
     perspective, perspicacity, perspicuity, phantasmagoria, phenomenon,
     phonism, photism, photopia, pick out, pile, piles, pipe, place,
     point, point at, point of view, point to, pomp, popular belief,
     position, posture, pot, power, power of sight, present,
     presentation, presumption, prevailing belief, preview, prodigy,
     prospect, psychedelic show, public belief, public opinion, purview,
     quick sight, quite a little, quite a thing, raft, rafts, range,
     rare, rarity, reaction, receptor, recognize, reference system,
     regard, remark, remote, representation, respect, riverscape,
     rod vision, scads, scan, scape, scarecrow, scene, scenery,
     scenic view, scope, scope of vision, scotopia, seascape, see,
     seeing, sensation, sense of sight, sense organ, senses, sensillum,
     sensorium, sensory organ, sentiment, set, shifting scene, shocking,
     show, side, sidelong look, sight on, sightedness, sighthole,
     sightliness, situation, sixth sense, skyscape, slant, slew, slews,
     sly look, smell, something else, spate, spectacle, spot, spy,
     stack, stacks, stage show, stance, stand, standpoint, stunner,
     survey, sweep, synesthesia, system, tableau, tableau vivant,
     take aim, take in, taste, teratism, theory, thinking, thought,
     tidy sum, touch, townscape, train, train upon, turn, turn upon,
     twig, twilight vision, ugly duckling, universe,
     unobstructed vision, unreal, unseeable, unusual, view, viewfinder,
     viewpoint, vision, vista, visual acuity, visual field,
     visual sense, wad, wads, waterscape, way of thinking, whole slew,
     witch, witness, wonder, wonderful thing, wonderment
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  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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