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[ahy-sahyt] /ˈaɪˌsaɪt/
the power or faculty of seeing.
the act or fact of seeing.
the range of the eye:
to come within eyesight.
Origin of eyesight
1150-1200; Middle English; see eye, sight Unabridged
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Examples from the web for eyesight
  • Your eyesight will become fuzzy and you may experience double vision.
  • Academics tend to read a lot and have poor eyesight.
  • Prescription goggles have solved the problem of swimming with bad eyesight and they're surprisingly inexpensive.
  • Hippos have poor eyesight but an excellent sense of smell, and he's caught our scent.
  • He suffered from poor eyesight, which he tried to treat by dunking his head into a basin of cold water, eyes open.
  • If true, it would mean that the accident that threatened his eyesight happened during the time he was traveling around.
  • He constantly battled his boss, artistic society and his own eyesight to create intricate scenes inspired by old bones.
  • Giving himself a crash course in the science of camouflage and eyesight, he discovered that digital camo made a lot of sense.
  • The temptation to skip is almost irresistible, when wisdom can be purchased only at the expense of eyesight.
  • Since aging leads to diminished eyesight, these hallucinations are particularly common among the old.
British Dictionary definitions for eyesight


the ability to see; faculty of sight
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Word Origin and History for eyesight

c.1200, from eye (n.) + sight (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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eyesight in Medicine

eyesight eye·sight (ī'sīt')

  1. The faculty of sight; vision.

  2. Range of vision; view.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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