half sighted


having functional vision; not blind.
having a particular type of eyesight or perception (used in combination): sharp-sighted; clear-sighted.

1545–55; sight + -ed3

half-sighted, adjective
half-sightedly, adverb
half-sightedness, noun
undersighted, adjective
unsighted, adjective
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sighted (ˈsaɪtɪd)
1.  possessing the ability to see
2.  (in combination) having sight of a specified kind: short-sighted

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Word Origin & History

O.E. gesiht, gesihð "thing seen," from P.Gmc. *sekh(w)- (cf. Dan. sigte, Swed. sigt, M.Du. sicht, Du. zicht, O.H.G. siht, Ger. Sicht, Gesicht), stem of O.E. seon (see see). Meaning "perception or apprehension by means of the eyes" is from early 13c. Meaning "device on a
firearm to assist in aiming" is from 1580s; the verb in this sense is from 1842.
"Verily, truth is sight. Therefore if two people should come disputing, saying, 'I have seen,' 'I have heard,' we should trust the one who says 'I have seen.' " [Brhadaranyaka Upanishad 5.14.4]
Sight for sore eyes "welcome visitor" is attested from 1738; sight unseen "without previous inspection" is from 1892. Sight gag first attested 1957.
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sight (sīt)

  1. The ability to see.

  2. Field of vision.

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