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see

play
verb \ˈsē\

Definition of see

saw

play \ˈsȯ\;

seen

play \ˈsēn\;

seeing

play \ˈsē-iŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to perceive by the eyeb :  to perceive or detect as if by sight

  3. 2a :  to have experience of :  undergo see army serviceb :  to come to know :  discoverc :  to be the setting or time of the last fifty years have seen a sweeping revolution in science — Barry Commoner

  4. 3a :  to form a mental picture of :  visualize can still see her as she was years agob :  to perceive the meaning or importance of :  understandc :  to be aware of :  recognize sees only our faultsd :  to imagine as a possibility :  suppose couldn't see him as a crook

  5. 4a :  examine, watch want to see how she handles the problemb (1) :  read (2) :  to read ofc :  to attend as a spectator see a play

  6. 5a :  to take care of :  provide for had enough money to see us throughb :  to make sure see that order is kept

  7. 6a :  to regard as :  judgeb :  to prefer to have I'll see him hanged first I'll see you dead before I accept your termsc :  to find acceptable or attractive can't understand what he sees in her

  8. 7a :  to call on :  visitb (1) :  to keep company with especially in courtship or dating had been seeing each other for a year (2) :  to grant an interview to :  receive the president will see you now

  9. 8 :  accompany, escort see the guests to the door

  10. 9 :  to meet (a bet) in poker or to equal the bet of (a player) :  call

  11. intransitive verb
  12. 1a :  to give or pay attentionb :  to look about

  13. 2a :  to have the power of sightb :  to apprehend objects by sightc :  to perceive objects as if by sight

  14. 3a :  to grasp something mentallyb :  to acknowledge or consider something being pointed out see, I told you it would rain

  15. 4 :  to make investigation or inquiry

seeable

play \-ə-bəl\ adjective

see after

  1. :  to attend to :  care for

see eye to eye

  1. :  to have a common viewpoint :  agree

see red

  1. :  to become very angry

see the light

  1. :  to discover or realize a usually obscured truth

see the light of day

  1. :  to become publicly known or available (as through publication) manuscripts that will never see the light of day

see things

see through

  1. :  to grasp the true nature of saw through the scheme

see to

  1. :  to attend to :  care for

Examples of see in a Sentence

  1. It was so dark that I couldn't see anything.

  2. I can't see a thing without my glasses.

  3. Would you turn on the light? I can hardly see a thing.

  4. Let me see what you're holding in your hand.

  5. I saw your sister at the party, but I didn't talk to her.

  6. I saw her take the money.

  7. Nobody saw the accident happen.

  8. He was last seen leaving his house yesterday morning.

  9. You have to see it to believe it.

  10. He says he's coming. I'll believe it when I see it.

Origin and Etymology of see

Middle English seen, from Old English sēon; akin to Old High German sehan to see and perhaps to Latin sequi to follow — more at sue


First Known Use: before 12th century


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see

noun

Definition of see

  1. 1a archaic :  cathedrab :  a cathedral townc :  a seat of a bishop's office, power, or authority

  2. 2 :  the authority or jurisdiction of a bishop

Origin and Etymology of see

Middle English se, from Anglo-French sé, see, from Latin sedes seat; akin to Latin sedēre to sit — more at sit


First Known Use: 14th century


See

play
biographical name \ˈsē\

Definition of See

  1. Thomas Jefferson Jackson 1866–1962 American astronomer and mathematician


SEE Defined for English Language Learners

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see

play
verb \ˈsē\

Definition of see for English Language Learners

  • : to notice or become aware of (someone or something) by using your eyes

  • : to have the ability to see : to have the power of sight

  • : to be or become aware of (something)

2

see

noun

Definition of see for English Language Learners

  • : the area in which a bishop has authority

  • : the authority or power of a bishop

  • : the office of a bishop


SEE Defined for Kids

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see

play
verb \ˈsē\

Definition of see for Students

saw

\ˈsȯ\;

seen

\ˈsēn\;

seeing

  1. 1 :  to have the power of sight The book is in braille for those who cannot see.

  2. 2 :  to view with the eyes Did you see me fall?

  3. 3 :  to have experience of This motel has seen better days.

  4. 4 :  to understand the meaning or importance of Do you see what I mean?

  5. 5 :  to come to know :  discover He'll be angry when he sees what you've done.

  6. 6 :  to call on :  visit He's going to see a friend.

  7. 7 :  to form a mental picture of I can still see your father when he was a boy.

  8. 8 :  to imagine as a possibility I can't see myself ever getting married.

  9. 9 :  to make sure See that the job gets done.

  10. 10 :  to attend to I'll see to your order at once.

  11. 11 :  to meet with The doctor will see you now.

  12. 12 :  accompany 1, escort I'll see you home.


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see

play
noun

Definition of see for Students

  1. 1 :  the city in which a bishop's church is located

  2. 2 :  diocese


Medical Dictionary

see

play
verb \ˈsē\

Medical Definition of see

saw

\ˈsȯ\play ;

seen

\ˈsēn\play ;

seeing

\ˈsē-iŋ\play
  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to perceive by the eye

  3. 1

  4. intransitive verb

  5. :  to have the power of sight

  6. 2:  to apprehend objects by sight



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