\ 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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Examples of seer in a Sentence

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

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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 Brushing aside more sober seers, Mr. D’Aveni says that only companies that dive deeply into 3D printing now have a chance to survive. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, "‘The Pan-Industrial Revolution’ Review: Printing the Future," 17 Oct. 2018 This was a fruitful time for New Yorkers with spiritual interests, and Dr. Newbrough fell into the eclectic circles of the city, visiting many seers and clairvoyants. Sam Kestenbaum, New York Times, "A Forgotten Religion Gets a Second Chance in Brooklyn," 7 June 2018 What to listen for: Roy Cohn’s phone meltdown, angel breath, the noise accompanying usage of seer stones, the announcement at a Mormon visitors’ center, and street sounds of New York. Michael Paulson, New York Times, "Ding. Hiss. Chirp. Broadway’s Best Sounds (Other Than the Songs).," 28 May 2018

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First Known Use of seer

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of seer

: someone who predicts things that will happen in the future


\ ˈsir How to pronounce seer (audio) \

Kids Definition of seer

: a person who predicts events

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