see·​ing | \ˈsē-iŋ \

Definition of seeing 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: inasmuch as often used with as or that



Definition of seeing (Entry 2 of 2)

: the quality of the images of celestial bodies observed telescopically

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Synonyms for seeing

Synonyms: Conjunction

'cause, as, as long as, because, being (as or as how or that) [chiefly dialect], considering, for, inasmuch as, now, since, whereas

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Examples of seeing in a Sentence


seeing as we're already running late, there's no reason to waste any more time

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Does seeing and hearing some of these moments for the first time affect you? Jessica Radloff, Glamour, "Here's What Is Next for Bachelor in Paradise's Newly Engaged Jenna Cooper and Jordan Kimball," 11 Sep. 2018 So, if seeing and being seen is your modus operandi, head to the Lower Manhattan hotspot and order—what else?—a Manhattan. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Just the Cocktails to Order When You Need a Drink During New York Fashion Week," 7 Sep. 2018 News of the couple’s engagement came as a surprise to some who were confused by the timing seeing as Bieber recently split from Selena Gomez and Baldwin appeared at the Met Gala with then boyfriend Shawn Mendes just two months ago. Julius Young, Fox News, "Justin Bieber's engagement to Hailey Baldwin 'felt right,' source says," 10 July 2018 Community members were fed up with seeing bags littering shores and beaches and snarled in plants while out berry-picking. Devin Kelly, Anchorage Daily News, "‘Somebody’s got to do it.’ Anchorage Assembly members consider banning plastic shopping bags," 8 July 2018 Japan’s first goal may have come off a mistake, but the second was a beauty — a seeing-eye scorcher from 25 yards that was unstoppable. Tariq Panja, New York Times, "World Cup 2018: Belgium Shocks Japan With Stunning Rally," 4 July 2018 Already with a solo home run to his credit, Yuli Gurriel pushed a one-out seeing-eye single through the six-hole for a seventh. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Carlos Correa's walkoff single in 12th inning lifts Astros over Royals," 23 June 2018 Air and Seaplane Adventures: Offering sunset flight-seeing tours, day trips and more, this outfit gives a whole new perspective on Central Florida’s chain of lakes. A.d. Thompson,, "Tavares/Umatilla Neighborhood Guide," 21 June 2018 The ball skipped past him, enabling two runs to score, the damaging hit in a frame full of seeing-eye hits off starter Alex Cobb. Eduardo A. Encina,, "Orioles outfielder Trey Mancini navigating through tough times defensively," 10 June 2018

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First Known Use of seeing


15th century, in the meaning defined above


1873, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of seeing was in the 15th century

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