seer

noun \ ˈsir , ˈsē-ər \
Updated on: 13 Apr 2018

Definition of seer

1 : one that sees
2 a : 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

Examples of seer in a Sentence

  1. several leading Wall Street seers have cautioned investors to prepare for a downturn in the economy

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First Known Use of seer

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of seer for English Language Learners

  • : someone who predicts things that will happen in the future


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noun \ ˈsir \

Definition of seer for Students

: a person who predicts events


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