Definition of sight verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

sight

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//saɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//saɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sight
BrE BrE//saɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//saɪt//
 
he / she / it sights
BrE BrE//saɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//saɪts//
 
past simple sighted
BrE BrE//ˈsaɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsaɪtɪd//
 
past participle sighted
BrE BrE//ˈsaɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsaɪtɪd//
 
-ing form sighting
BrE BrE//ˈsaɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsaɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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sight something (formal) to suddenly see something, especially something you have been looking for After twelve days at sea, they sighted land. Word Origin Old English (ge)sihth ‘something seen’, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch zicht and German Gesicht ‘sight, face, appearance’.
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