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seer1

[see-er for 1; seer for 2–4] /ˈsi ər for 1; sɪər for 2–4/
noun
1.
a person who sees; observer.
2.
a person who prophesies future events; prophet:
Industry seers predicted higher profits.
3.
a person endowed with profound moral and spiritual insight or knowledge; a wise person or sage who possesses intuitive powers.
4.
a person who is reputed to have special powers of divination, as a crystal gazer or palmist.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see see1, -er1
Synonyms
2. oracle, soothsayer, augur.

seer2

[seer, sair] /sɪər, sɛər/
noun
1.
ser.
Origin
1610-20
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  • One of the best ways to avoid becoming bait is to understand that you are not a seer.
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  • In the common view today, the artist is a seer and prophet.
  • He is a seer-he is individual-he is complete in himself-the others are as good as he, only he sees it, and they do not.
  • For a few hours today, you may be the perfect seer and your crystal ball could show you the path to long-term happiness.
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  • Yet every seer or founder of a creed, or system, has been a politician.
British Dictionary definitions for seer

seer1

/sɪə/
noun
1.
a person who can supposedly see into the future; prophet
2.
a person who professes supernatural powers
3.
a person who sees
Derived Forms
seeress, noun:feminine

seer2

/sɪə/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of ser

ser

/sɪə/
noun
1.
a unit of weight used in India, usually taken as one fortieth of a maund
Word Origin
from Hindi
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Word Origin and History for seer
n.

late 14c., "one to whom divine revelations are made," agent noun from see (v.). Originally rendering Latin videns, Greek bleptor (from Hebrew roeh) in Bible translations (e.g. I Kings ix:9). Literal sense of "one who sees" is attested from early 15c.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Related Abbreviations for seer

SEER

surveillance, epidemiology, and end results
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seer in the Bible

a name sometimes applied to the prophets because of the visions granted to them. It is first found in 1 Sam. 9:9. It is afterwards applied to Zadok, Gad, etc. (2 Sam. 15:27; 24:11; 1 Chr. 9:22; 25:5; 2 Chr. 9:29; Amos 7:12; Micah 3:7). The "sayings of the seers" (2 Chr. 33:18, 19) is rendered in the Revised Version "the history of Hozai" (marg., the seers; so the LXX.), of whom, however, nothing is known. (See PROPHET.)

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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