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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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Examples from the web for seers
  • Shoppers and sight-seers will be transported by mobile sidewalks that closely resemble giant conveyer belts.
  • Writers, even the geniuses among them, are not seers.
  • Not only are the craftsman reading and commenting on their expertise areas, but the seers are reading too pushing the boundaries.
  • In fact, the quantum description seems to match the description given by mystics and seers from all ancient cultures.
  • We shall listen to the prophecies of forgotten seers.
  • To themselves, they were the seers, never the visible.
  • That, seers say, is what the stock market needs to sustain its run.
  • No doubt these ancient seers had power and material wealth.
  • Technically seers as they have visions rather that clear prophetic messages.
British Dictionary definitions for seers

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
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Word Origin and History for seers

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.

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Related Abbreviations for seers

SEER

surveillance, epidemiology, and end results
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seers 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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