eye·sight | \ˈī-ˌsīt \

Definition of eyesight 

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Synonyms for eyesight


eye, sight, vision

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Examples of eyesight in a Sentence

He wears glasses because his eyesight is not good. the keen eyesight of a bird of prey

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The Miami Marlins know how crucial eyesight is to baseball. Emily Himes, miamiherald, "Miami Lighthouse for the Blind students receive sensory tour of Marlins Park," 2 July 2018 That can damage your corneas and conjunctiva, resulting in everything from burning eyes to blurry vision to a temporary loss of eyesight, and even more symptoms beyond that. Korin Miller, SELF, "5 Reasons Your Eyes Are Burning Like Mad," 23 May 2018 And people with poor eyesight couldn’t read the label. Sharon Terlep, WSJ, "P&G’s Challenge: Selling a Product that Women Wish They Didn’t Need," 26 June 2018 Although his father, a career naval officer, wanted John Schlosser to follow in his footsteps at the United States Naval Academy, poor eyesight kept him out. Lisa Deaderick, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Leading a local council to teach people about the world around them," 14 July 2018 Sheep have poor eyesight, but have excellent hearing. Justin Reutter, Cincinnati.com, "Ewe won't believe how Cheviot is celebrating its baaah-centennial," 12 July 2018 Athletes will learn about topics like nutrition, dental care, stress management and can even have their eyesight checked. Adesuwa Agbonile, sacbee, "Built on volunteer efforts, Special Olympics bring smiles and empowerment to UC Davis," 22 June 2018 Tunas have excellent eyesight, so using fluorocarbon leaders, which are invisible in the water, and small 3/0 to 5/0 circle hooks will get more bites. Steve Waters, miamiherald, "Fishing for blackfin tunas? Here is a great and fun place in the Florida Keys to do that," 14 June 2018 In addition, a majority of the patients reported problems with memory, concentration, balance, eyesight, hearing, sleeping or headaches that lasted more than three months. Michael Nedelman, CNN, "What we know about the possible 'sonic attacks' in Cuba and now China," 23 May 2018

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First Known Use of eyesight

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of eyesight was in the 13th century

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English Language Learners Definition of eyesight

: the ability to see : sight or vision


eye·sight | \ˈī-ˌsīt \

Kids Definition of eyesight


eye·sight | \ˈī-ˌsīt \

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