a sight/wonder to behold

Definition of a sight/wonder to behold

formal + literary
:a wonderful or impressive thing to see
  • The huge crowd that gathered at the stadium was a sight/wonder to behold.

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

wonder play
  1. : a cause of astonishment or admiration : marvel

  2. : miracle

  3. : the quality of exciting amazed admiration

  1. : to be in a state of wonder

  2. : to feel surprise

  3. : to feel curiosity or doubt

  1. : wondrous, wonderful: such as

  2. : exciting amazement or admiration

  3. : effective or efficient far beyond anything previously known or anticipated

behold play
  1. : to perceive through sight or apprehension : see

  2. : to gaze upon : observe

  3. used in the imperative especially to call attention


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