eye·​sight | \ˈī-ˌsīt \

Definition of eyesight 

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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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Also: 50 percent of the gross profits from every tube is donated to the Fred Hollows Foundation, which specializes in curing treatable blindness in the Pacific Islands, where eyesight-restoring surgeries can cost as little as $18. Jessica Chia, Allure, "4 Beauty Startups With Major Philanthropic Missions," 27 July 2018 Law enforcement officers, family members or physicians cam recommend that drivers who seem unsteady or have poor eyesight be evaluated. Bruce Henderson, charlotteobserver, "Older drivers are linked to fatal crashes. Is 10 years too long between DMV eye exams? | Charlotte Observer," 16 May 2018 Penny showed good patience to let the blocks develop and the eyesight and athleticism to get through the available holes. Bob Condotta, The Seattle Times, "Seahawks Play of the Week: Breaking down Rashaad Penny’s big run in his breakout game," 13 Nov. 2018 Her parents are also currently looking into eye transplants to restore her eyesight, which would require another major surgery down the line. Chloe Metzger, Marie Claire, "Katie Stubblefield Is the Youngest Person in the U.S. to Get a Face Transplant​," 14 Aug. 2018 The march began at Ambos Nogales, a park within eyesight of the border fence that separates the two cities. azcentral, "Arizonans protest immigration policy at Families Belong Together marches," 30 June 2018 The aim was to shrink the tumor or, at least keep it from getting any bigger to save Zara's remaining eyesight. Andrea Simakis, cleveland.com, "Cleveland Clinic, parents clash over girl's brain tumor treatment; court to decide," 13 May 2018 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

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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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the figure or shape of a crescent moon

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