a sight for sore eyes

Definition of a sight for sore eyes

:a person or thing that someone is very glad to see
  • After being away from home for so long, my friends and family were a sight for sore eyes.

Word by Word Definitions

sight play
  1. : something that is seen : spectacle

  2. : a thing regarded as worth seeing

  3. : something ludicrous or disorderly in appearance

  1. : to get or catch sight of

  2. : to look at through or as if through a sight

  3. : to aim by means of sights

  1. : based on recognition or comprehension without previous study

  2. : payable on presentation

sore play
  1. : causing emotional pain or distress

  2. : physically tender (as from overuse or injury) : feeling or affected by pain : achy

  3. : attended by difficulties, hardship, or exertion

  1. : a localized sore spot on the body

  2. : a source of pain or vexation : affliction

  1. : sorely

eye play eyes
  1. : a specialized light-sensitive sensory structure of animals that in nearly all vertebrates, most arthropods, and some mollusks is the image-forming organ of sight

  2. : all the visible structures within and surrounding the orbit and including eyelids, eyelashes, and eyebrows

  3. : the faculty of seeing with eyes

  1. : to fix the eyes on : look at

  2. : contemplate, consider

  3. : to watch or study closely


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