sight·​ed | \ ˈsī-təd How to pronounce sighted (audio) \

Definition of sighted

: having sight clear-sighted a sighted person

Examples of sighted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some far-sighted teachers hastily handed out photocopied worksheets to keep their pupils busy, or sent them by email. The Economist, "Second time round, schools are better at lockdown learning," 23 Jan. 2021 There are no innocent, guileless actors, guilty only of being short-sighted. C. Brandon Ogbunu, Wired, "White Nationalism Is Far Worse Than a 'Disease'," 26 Jan. 2021 Balkanizing ourselves over transitory political differences is short-sighted and anti-democratic. Matt Ford, The New Republic, "We Regret To Inform You That Republicans are Talking About Secession Again," 22 Jan. 2021 Running, even with the help of a sighted guide, seemed risky, if not impossible. Los Angeles Times, "Losing his eyesight unexpectedly triggered a life of fitness, marathons and triathlons," 18 Jan. 2021 With the help of a network of sighted guides — who have also become some of his closest friends — Duenas became a long-distance runner and triathlete six years ago. Los Angeles Times, "Losing his eyesight unexpectedly triggered a life of fitness, marathons and triathlons," 18 Jan. 2021 In one study, sighted participants intensively learned how to read Braille. David Eagleman, Time, "Why Do We Dream? A New Theory on How It Protects Our Brains," 29 Dec. 2020 Conservatives want reform, and Democrats denounce this as short-sighted and uncharitable. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, "The Capital Letter: Week of November 30," 4 Dec. 2020 Lal's photography has been widely shared and he's formed bonds with sighted photographers on his travels. Tom Page, CNN, "Blind photographer Pranav Lal captures images using sound," 29 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of sighted

1552, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sighted was in 1552

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24 Feb 2021

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“Sighted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of sighted

: able to see : not blind


sight·​ed | \ ˈsīt-əd How to pronounce sighted (audio) \

Medical Definition of sighted

: having sight : not blind

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