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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sahyt]
    • /saɪt/
    • /ˈsaɪ.tɪŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sahyt]
    • /saɪt/

Definitions of sighting word

  • noun sighting the power or faculty of seeing; perception of objects by use of the eyes; vision. 1
  • noun sighting an act, fact, or instance of seeing. 1
  • noun sighting one's range of vision on some specific occasion: Land is in sight. 1
  • noun sighting a view; glimpse. 1
  • noun sighting mental perception or regard; judgment. 1
  • noun sighting something seen or worth seeing; spectacle: the sights of London. 1

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Origin of sighting

First appearance:

before 950
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 950; Middle English (noun); Old English sihth (more often gesihth, gesiht; cognate with German Gesicht face; cf. y-), derivative of sēon to see1; see -th1

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Parts of speech for Sighting


sighting popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 98% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

sighting usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for sighting

noun sighting

  • alignment — An alignment is support for a particular group, especially in politics, or for a side in a quarrel or struggle.
  • calibration — to determine, check, or rectify the graduation of (any instrument giving quantitative measurements).
  • certification — a document attesting the truth of a fact or statement
  • discovery — the act or an instance of discovering.
  • glom — to steal.

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