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sightseeing

[sahyt-see-ing] /ˈsaɪtˌsi ɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act of visiting and seeing places and objects of interest.
adjective
2.
seeing, showing, or used for visiting sights:
a sightseeing bus.
Origin of sightseeing
1840-1850
1840-50; sight + seeing

sightsee

[sahyt-see] /ˈsaɪtˌsi/
verb (used without object)
1.
to go about seeing places and things of interest:
In Rome, we only had two days to sightsee.
verb (used with object)
2.
to go about seeing the major sights of:
We had only two days to sightsee Rome.
Origin
1825-35; back formation from sightseer or sightseeing
Related forms
sightseer, noun
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sightseeing

/ˈsaɪtˌsiːɪŋ/
noun (informal)
1.
  1. the activity of visiting the famous or interesting sights of a place
  2. (as modifier): sightseeing trip

sightsee

/ˈsaɪtˌsiː/
verb -sees, -seeing, -saw, -seen
1.
(informal) to visit the famous or interesting sights of (a place)
Derived Forms
sightseer, noun
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Word Origin and History for sightseeing
n.

also sight-seeing, 1821, from sight (cf. sights) + present participle of see (v.). Sight-see (v.) is from 1824. Sight-seer first recorded 1821.

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