Definition and Meanings for see

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See is ranked 67 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of see

noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb

Etymology of see

oe. se, see, of. se, sed, sied, fr. l. sedes a seat, or the kindred sedere to sit. see sit, and cf. siege oe. seen, sen, seon, as. se; akin to ofries. s, d. zien, os. & ohg. sehan, g. sehen, icel. sj, sw. se, dan. see, goth. sa, and probably to l. sequi to follow (and so originally meaning, to follow with the eyes). gr. e`pesqai, skr. sac. cf. sight, sue to follow

Meaning of see


as noun

  • a seat; a site; a place where sovereign power is exercised.
  • the seat of episcopal power; a diocese; the jurisdiction of a bishop; as, the see of new york.;the seat of an archbishop; a province or jurisdiction of an archbishop; as, an archiepiscopal see.;the seat, place, or office of the pope, or roman pontiff; as, the papal see.;the pope or his court at rome; as, to appeal to the see of rome.

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to perceive by the eye; to have knowledge of the existence and apparent qualities of by the organs of sight; to behold; to descry; to view.
  • to perceive by mental vision; to form an idea or conception of; to note with the mind; to observe; to discern; to distinguish; to understand; to comprehend; to ascertain.
  • to follow with the eyes, or as with the eyes; to watch; to regard attentively; to look after.
  • to have an interview with; especially, to make a call upon; to visit; as, to go to see a friend.
  • to fall in with; to meet or associate with; to have intercourse or communication with; hence, to have knowledge or experience of; as, to see military service.
  • to accompany in person; to escort; to wait upon; as, to see one home; to see one aboard the cars.
  • in poker and similar games at cards, to meet (a bet), or to equal the bet of (a player), by staking the same sum.

as intransitive verb

  • to have the power of sight, or of perceiving by the proper organs; to possess or employ the sense of vision; as, he sees distinctly.
  • figuratively: to have intellectual apprehension; to perceive; to know; to understand; to discern; -- often followed by a preposition, as through, or into.
  • to be attentive; to take care; to give heed; -- generally with to; as, to see to the house.
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