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see ing

  • n  perception by means of the eyes
  • n  normal use of the faculty of vision
  • v  perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight
  • v  perceive (an idea or situation) mentally
  • v  perceive or be contemporaneous with
  • v  imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind
  • v  deem to be
  • v  get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
  • v  see or watch
  • v  come together
  • v  find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
  • v  be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something
  • v  go to see for professional or business reasons
  • v  go to see for a social visit
  • v  go to see a place, as for entertainment
  • v  take charge of or deal with
  • v  receive as a specified guest
  • v  date regularly; have a steady relationship with
    Did you know that she is seeing an older man?
  • v  see and understand, have a good eye
  • v  deliberate or decide
  • v  observe as if with an eye
  • v  observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect
  • v  go or live through
  • v  accompany or escort
  • v  match or meet
  • v  make sense of; assign a meaning to
  • s  having vision, not blind

  • Very young boys (under 14) responded most to talk about sex, older boys to seeing a naked girl.
  • But without an adult to help children articulate what they are seeing, these stories can be disturbing or can desensitize them to the consequences of real violence.
  • Man, whose color perception evolved as a refinement of seeing, likewise developed an intelligence which made it less vital for him to distinguish colors.
News & Articles


  • Barack Obama in Wall Street Journal
    He called last year's bull market, remember, saying in March of 2009, "What you're now seeing is profit-and-earning ratios are starting to get to the point where buying stocks is a potentially good deal," whereupon stocks promptly embarked on...
  • President Bush in Dallas Morning News
    After meeting with Petraeus and Crocker, Bush said that they "tell me that if the kind of success we are now seeing here continues it will be possible to maintain the same level of security with fewer American forces."
  • Jan Egeland in Washington Post
    It is a question of war and peace,said Egeland, now director of the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs in Oslo. "We're already seeing the first climate wars, in the Sahel belt of Africa."

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