\ ˈsir How to pronounce seer (audio) , ˈsē-ər \

Definition of seer

1 : one that sees
2a : one that predicts events or developments
b : a person credited with extraordinary moral and spiritual insight
3 : one that practices divination especially by concentrating on a glass or crystal globe

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several leading Wall Street seers have cautioned investors to prepare for a downturn in the economy
Recent Examples on the Web Chuck discovers that Megan is an associate of a Moab seer, who just happens to be his estranged mother, a real piece of work. Sandra Dallas, The Denver Post, "Regional books: “Shatter the Night,” “Arches Enemy” and more," 15 Dec. 2019 Nebulon’s visionaries and seers, its éminences grises and starchy mandarins, mostly attended Nebulese community colleges on volleyball scholarships but dropped out in the first semester grousing about undue homework burdens. Kyle Smith, National Review, "Elizabeth Warren’s Plan Nine from Outer Space," 19 Nov. 2019 Afrofuturism is space travel, superheroes, sorcerers and seers. Tananarive Due, Essence, "Inside My 90-Minute Visit With Octavia Butler," 4 Oct. 2019 Hudson Yards, with its supreme shopping experiences, skyline sights for seers and Highline proximity, is already a major draw for visitors and locals alike. Dasun Imanuel, Essence, "Street Dance Evolves From The Subway To Centerstage In The Powerful Performance 'Maze'," 28 Aug. 2019 So had the tournament officials and the crowds of sight- seers who had apparently come out from the city. Melody Chiu,, "Get a First Look at Kobe Bryant's Upcoming Young Adult Novel Legacy and The Queen," 26 July 2019 Head over to Silk Road Chai Shop (whose chais refreshingly favor aromatic spices over cloying sweetness) just off the Boulevard on Alma Street for a reading ($1-$2 per minute) from a rotating group of local seers. Brian Coyne,, "One Day, One Place: Mount Shasta, California," 11 July 2019 One of the main reasons why smoking burgers is so rare is the peristent myth that the patty will remain soft and crumbly without the high-heat seer. Chuck Blount,, "Celebrate July 4th with burgers, hot dogs freed from the grill," 1 July 2019 On the seventh day of prayers, Tudo spoke to her cousins through a seer, a woman who served as a conduit between the living and the dead. Carlo Gabuco, National Geographic, "Death rituals help restless spirits find peace in the Philippines," 9 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of seer

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Seer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of seer

: someone who predicts things that will happen in the future


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Kids Definition of seer

: a person who predicts events

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