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Meaning of seeing by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • Rhymes: -iːɪŋ

    Etymology 1

    see +‎ -ing



    1. Present participle of see .
    Derived terms


    seeing ( not comparable )

    1. Having vision; not blind .


    seeing ( uncountable )

    1. The action of the verb to see; eyesight .
    2. ( astronomy ) The movement or distortion of a telescopic image as a result of turbulence in the Earth's atmosphere .

    Etymology 2

    Probably an elision of "seeing that" or "seeing as" .



    1. ( slang ) Inasmuch as; in view of the fact that .
      Seeing the boss wasn't around, we took it easy .



Explanation of seeing by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. having vision, not blind

    1. normal use of the faculty of vision

    2. perception by means of the eyes

    Definition of seeing by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. See ( sē ), v. t. [imp. Saw ( sa ); p. p. Seen ( sēn ); p. pr. & vb. n. Seeing.] [OE. seen, sen, seon, AS. seón; akin to OFries. sīa, D. zien, OS. & OHG. sehan, G. sehen, Icel. sjā, Sw. se, Dan. see, Goth. saíhwan, and probably to L. sequi to follow ( and so originally meaning, to follow with the eyes ). Gr. ἕπεσθαι, Skr. sac. Cf. Sight, Sue to follow.]
      1. To perceive by the eye; to have knowledge of the existence and apparent qualities of by the organs of sight; to behold; to descry; to view.

      I will now turn aside, and see this great sight. Ex. iii. 3.

      2. To perceive by mental vision; to form an idea or conception of; to note with the mind; to observe; to discern; to distinguish; to understand; to comprehend; to ascertain.

      Go, I pray thee, see whether it be well with thy brethren. Gen. xxxvii. 14.

      Jesus saw that he answered discreetly. Mark xii. 34.

      Who's so gross

      That seeth not this palpable device? Shak.

      3. To follow with the eyes, or as with the eyes; to watch; to regard attentively; to look after. Shak.

      I had a mind to see him out, and therefore did not care for contradicting him. Addison.

      4. To have an interview with; especially, to make a call upon; to visit; as, “to go to see a friend”.

      And Samuel came no more to see Saul until the day of his death. 1 Sam. xv. 35.

      5. To fall in with; to meet or associate with; to have intercourse or communication with; hence, to have knowledge or experience of; as, “to see military service”.

      Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen evil. Ps. xc. 15.

      Verily, verily, I say unto you, if a man keep my saying, he shall never see death. John viii. 51.

      Improvement in wisdom and prudence by seeing men. Locke.

      6. To accompany in person; to escort; to wait upon; as, “to see one home; to see one aboard the cars”.

      7. In poker and similar games at cards, to meet ( a bet ), or to equal the bet of ( a player ), by staking the same sum. “I'll see you and raise you ten.”

      God you see ( or God him see or God me see, etc. ), God keep you ( him, me, etc. ) in his sight; God protect you. [Obs.] Chaucer. -- To see ( anything ) out, to see ( it ) to the end; to be present at, work at, or attend, to the end. -- To see stars, to see flashes of light, like stars; -- sometimes the result of concussion of the head. [Colloq.] -- To see ( one ) through, to help, watch, or guard ( one ) to the end of a course or an undertaking.

    2. Seeing conj. ( but originally a present participle ). In view of the fact ( that ); considering; taking into account ( that ); insmuch as; since; because; -- followed by a dependent clause; as, “he did well, seeing that he was so young”.

      Wherefore come ye to me, seeing ye hate me? Gen. xxvi. 27.