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I believe that access to a university education should be based on the ability to learn, not what people can afford. I think there is no more nauseating a sight than politicians pulling up the ladder of opportunity behind them.
Charles Kennedy

Meaning of "a sight" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF A SIGHT

a sight play
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WHAT DOES A SIGHT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of a sight in the English dictionary

The definition of a sight in the dictionary is a great deal.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE A SIGHT

a pretty penny
a priori
A road
a run for one´s money
A series
A shares
a shingle short
a shot across someone´s bows
a shoulder to cry on
a sight for sore eyes
A sizes
a slap in the face
a slap on the back
a slap on the wrist
a soda
a sop to Cerberus
a spider´s web of sth
a sticky end
a stout heart
a stroke

WORDS THAT END LIKE A SIGHT

at sight
blindsight
bombsight
bright
eyesight
foresight
hindsight
insight
know by sight
line of sight
not by a long sight
out of sight
out-of-sight
outasight
outsight
oversight
peep sight
rear sight
second sight
sight
telescopic sight

Synonyms and antonyms of a sight in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «a sight» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF A SIGHT

Find out the translation of a sight to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of a sight from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «a sight» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

一见倾心
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

un espectáculo
570 millions of speakers

English

a sight
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एक नजर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مشهد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

зрение
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

uma visão
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

একটি দৃষ্টিশক্তি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

un spectacle
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Penglihatan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ein Anblick
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

視力
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

시력
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ngarsane
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

một cảnh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒரு பார்வை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एक दृष्टी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Bir manzara
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

uno spettacolo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

widok
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

зір
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

o priveliște
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ένα θέαμα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

´n gesig
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

en syn
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

et syn
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of a sight

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «A SIGHT»

The term «a sight» is quite widely used and occupies the 40.231 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «A SIGHT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «a sight» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «a sight» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about a sight

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10 QUOTES WITH «A SIGHT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word a sight.
1
Homaro Cantu
The cherry blossom tree is truly a sight to behold, especially when it is in full riotous bloom. There are several varieties of the cherry blossom tree, and while most of them produce flowering branches full of small pinkish-hued flowers, some of them produce actual cherries.
2
Howard Carter
It was a sight surpassing all precedent, and one we never dreamed of seeing.
3
Johnny Galecki
There is that stereotype of a nerd with the high pants and pocket protector and that kind of thing. That can sustain comedy for maybe a movie - hence the 'Revenge of the Nerds' franchise - but not for hopefully years on the air. It's a sight gag, not a story.
4
Evander Holyfield
A sight game is that I am hurt, but I aim to make you believe I am not even hurt, and with this confidence appearing on my face, I don't panic, otherwise your opponent will know that you are hurt. That's the whole art game in boxing.
5
Zach Johnson
You need to make a trip to Des Moines in August, because the Iowa State Fair really is a sight to see. The Iowa Fairgrounds are usually packed for those 11 days, and you get a real sense of what a classic Midwest fair is all about.
6
Charles Kennedy
I believe that access to a university education should be based on the ability to learn, not what people can afford. I think there is no more nauseating a sight than politicians pulling up the ladder of opportunity behind them.
7
Pierre Loti
Often, before returning home, I would take a long and roundabout way and pass by the peaceful ramparts from where I had glimpses of other provinces, and a sight of the distant country.
8
Michael McKean
Sometimes we drop in and do an acoustic set somewhere, and that's really fun to take all these insanely loud songs, and to do them quiet. It's really a sight to see... or to hear!
9
Simon Newcomb
Astronomers are greatly disappointed when, having traveled halfway around the world to see an eclipse, clouds prevent a sight of it; and yet a sense of relief accompanies the disappointment.
10
Brad Pitt
I look and there's our boy from Vietnam and our daughter from Ethiopia, and our girl was born in Namibia, and our son is from Cambodia, and they're brothers and sisters, man. They're brothers and sisters and it's a sight for elation.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «A SIGHT»

Discover the use of a sight in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to a sight and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A Sight For Sore Eyes
But in Ruth Rendell's dark and damaged contemporary universe, innocent dreams can turn into the most terrible living nightmares. Teddy Brex emerges from a loveless, isolated childhood as a handsome but autistic young man.
Ruth Rendell, 2010
2
Action/spectacle cinema: a sight and sound reader
Often dismissed as 'High Concept' or 'popcorn', movies, this most popular of contemporary genres can and should, this book asserts, be taken seriously on its own terms.
José Arroyo, 2000
3
American independent cinema
This work examines independent cinema as an influence on European and mainstream Hollywood, combining interviews with directors, features on major genres and reviews of some key films.
Jim Hillier, 2001
4
Lark Rise to Candleford
Sometimes in the summer the 'pin-a-sight' was all the rage, and no girl would feel herself properly equipped unless she had one secreted about her. To make a 'pin -a-sight' two small sheets of glass, a piece of brown paper, and plenty of ...
Flora Thompson, 2009
5
Film/literature/heritage: a sight and sound reader
This volume of essays redresses the balance by examining the relationship between literature and film, representing both the view--and the critics of the view--that heritage cinema's elaborate aesthetics owe more to nostalgia than to ...
Ginette Vincendeau, 2001
6
Building a Sight Vocabulary with Comprehension: The It Family
The UG family of words introduces words that end with UG. The readers will Learn to Say the words and See various pictures of the word.
Christine M. Williams, calibre (0.9.19) [http://calibre-ebook.com], 2013
7
A sight of God and a sense of sin: the substance of 2 sermons
Lewis Way. risen from the death of Sin unto a life of Righteousness, m predisposed on every instance of mortality to meditate on his own approaching dissolution, to " look for the resurrection^ from the dead, and the life of the world to come.
Lewis Way, 1820
8
Barry Lives Large. A Sight Words Easy Reader:
William Robert Stanek. He's a good kicker. He's a good catcher And he sure knows how to.
William Robert Stanek, 2010
9
Buster Feels Sad and Mad and Happy. A Sight Words Easy ...
Bugville Jr. #1 William Robert Stanek. Buster likes popcorn. Honey popcorn especially. Have you ever put honey on popcorn? Having a good friend like Barry makes Buster happy too.
William Robert Stanek, 2010
10
Outside in the Snow with Buster and Friends. A Sight Words ...
William Robert Stanek.
William Robert Stanek, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «A SIGHT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term a sight is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Cassia fistula: A sight for sore eyes
Cassia fistula, commonly called Golden Shower Tree or Indian Laburnum, as the name suggests, originated in the Indian sub-continent and ... «Stabroek News, Jul 15»
2
Chronixx interview: Reggae sensation on taking the opening spot at …
And from a teeming balcony, a sight of the stage could only be maintained from the balls of the feet. It was then I realised the scale of the ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
3
Photo bugs drawn to lightning
The Annapolis 4th of July fireworks display was a sight to behold, but might pale in comparison to the lightning show Mother Nature put on last ... «CapitalGazette.com, Jul 15»
4
Indiana's unusual green dragon plant has a fervent following
The green dragon is a sight some people will travel miles to find. Others take tender care to ensure the plant propagates and prospers. «SFGate, Jul 15»
5
A sight to behold
With a 5K run, a big parade, live music and fireworks, the Champaign County Freedom Celebration has the community putting its best foot ... «Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette, Jul 15»
6
Chance of a sight of the Northern Lights
Stargazers could be in for a treat this weekend when the Northern Lights illuminate the skies in parts of Leicestershire. Although the county ... «Hinckley Times, Jul 15»
7
Blooms quite a sight at century-old church
Marianne Bartlett pays her respects at a grave during a previous Christ Church Millarville Flower Festival. This year's event takes place on July ... «Western Wheel, Jul 15»
8
Mail Says: Buildings are a sight for us to behold
THE busy world we live in does not leave much time to stop, reflect and to take in our surroundings. Anyone who happens to do so in the area ... «Burton Mail, Jul 15»
9
A Sight for Sewn Eyes "Colourless"
Long-running Halifax metal crew A Sight for Sewn Eyes released their Distort debut Alone Together way back in 2012. Next month, they'll ... «Exclaim!, Jun 15»
10
A sight to enjoy as Botanic Garden blooms bright
TOM Price is making sure the plants are well watered at the Botanic Garden in Oxford as summer rolls on. The garden curator is working hard ... «Oxford Mail, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. A sight [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/a-sight>. Mar 2019 ».
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