un·​sight | \ ˌən-ˈsīt How to pronounce unsight (audio) \
unsighted; unsighting; unsights

Definition of unsight

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to prevent from seeing



Definition of unsight (Entry 2 of 2)

: not sighted or examined

Examples of unsight in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Philippe Coutinho was able to find the far corner of Weidenfeller's net with a trademark long-range effort, smarly using Hummels as a shield to leave Borussia Dortmund's goalkeeper unsighted before nestling the ball into the net. SI.com, "Liverpool 4-3 Borussia Dortmund: European Nights at Anfield Don't Get Much Better Than This," 5 Nov. 2019 Domagoj Vida got his head on a corner and his looping touch left the defense, and goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev, unsighted, bouncing into the net. Martin Rogers, USA TODAY, "Russia's underdog World Cup run comes to an end with PK loss to Croatia," 7 July 2018

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First Known Use of unsight


1615, in the meaning defined above


circa 1622, in the meaning defined above

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“Unsight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsight. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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