Definition of sight verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

sight

 verb
verb
NAmE//saɪt//
 
sight something(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sight
 
he / she / it sights
 
past simple sighted
 
-ing form sighting
 
 
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to suddenly see something, especially something you have been looking for After twelve days at sea, they sighted land.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: sight