see·​ing | \ ˈsē-iŋ How to pronounce seeing (audio) \

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

Which won’t be so simple seeing as Dunn has played one game in September his first two years in Corvallis., "Oregon State football, top 19 players for 2019: No. 17, Isaiah Dunn," 5 July 2019 For example, a seeing-eye dog must pass a four-month course with a sight instructor before being paired with someone who is visually impaired. Aditi Shrikant, Vox, "Delta is now restricting emotional support animals on flights. This could be a good thing.," 11 Dec. 2018 Yet his reflective, reverent writing offers a way of seeing and being in nature that provides a quiet complement to Gould’s legacy. Hugh Raffles, WSJ, "‘A Naturalist at Large’ Review: The Habit of Taking a Closer Look," 30 Aug. 2018 His personal research included seeing The Animals with the original members in 1983 during a reunion tour at the Front Row Theater. Joanne Berger Dumound/special To,, "Olmsted Falls author calls Eric Burdon of The Animals "coolest" rock band leader: Olmsted Dates and Data," 26 Feb. 2018 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

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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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English Language Learners Definition of seeing

used to explain the reason for a statement often + that or as

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