(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Sense of sight
1. vision, sight, optics, eyesight, seeing; view, look, espial, glance, ken; glimpse, glimmer, peep, coup d'oeil; focus; gaze, stare, leer; perception, contemplation; regard, survey; observance, observation, examination, half an eye, surveillance; inspection (see inquiry); reconnaissance, watch, espionage, autopsy; ocular inspection; sightseeing; perspicacity, discernment. Slang, look-see; once-over; eyeful.
2. (vision problems) twenty-twenty vision, etc.; farsightedness, hyperopia, presbyopia, eagle eye; nearsightedness, myopia; myosis, astigmatism, presbyopia; double vision, diplopia; colorblindness, Daltonism, night or day blindness, nyctalopia, hemeralopia; strabismus, heterotropia, cross-eyes, cock-eyes, wall-eyes, squint; cast, cataract, ophthalmia; nystagmus; lazy eye; goggle-eyes. See optical instruments.
3. (organ of vision) visual organ; eye; eyeball; naked eye; optic nerve, retina, fovea centralis, pupil, iris, cornea, conjunctiva, sclera, choroid coat, ciliary body, epicanthus, white, canthus, vitreous humor. Informal, optics, orbs, peeper, peeled or weather eye. Slang, glim, blinkers, baby blues.
4. (visual distortions) refraction, distortion; illusion, optical illusion, mirage, phantasm, specter, apparition; reflection, mirror, image.
5. (visual viewpoint) point of view, viewpoint; vantage point; stance; observatory; gazebo, loophole, crow's nest; belvedere, watchtower; peephole, lookout post; field of view; grandstand, bleachers; theater, amphitheater, arena, vista, horizon; visibility; prospect, perspective (see appearance); commanding view, bird's-eye view; periscope; spectator, viewer (see presence).
1. see, behold, discern, perceive, have in sight, descry, sight, make out, spot, lay or set eyes on, catch sight of, pick out, discover, distinguish, recognize, spy, espy, get or catch a glimpse of; command a view of; watch, witness, look on; cast one's eyes on; see at a glance.
2. look, view, eye; lift up one's eyes, open one's eyes, look around, survey, scan, inspect, contemplate, take the measure of; run one's eye over, reconnoiter, glance around, direct one's eyes to, observe, peep, peer, pry, take a peep; stare [down]; strain one's eyes; fix or rivet eyes on, feast one's eyes on; gaze; pore over; leer, ogle, glare; goggle, stare, gape, gawk, gawp; spectate; cock one's eye. Slang, get a load of, take a gander at, give the once-over, size up, eye-fuck.
3. dazzle, blind (see blindness); wink, blink, squint; screw up one's eyes; have a mote in the eye; see through a glass darkly.
Adjectives — visual, ocular, seeing; optic[al]; ophthalmic; shortsighted, blear; farsighted; clear-sighted; eagle-, hawk-, lynx-, Argus-, or keen-eyed; visible; misty, dim.
Adverbs — visibly; in sight of, with one's eyes open; at [first] sight, at a glance; out of the corner of one's eye; at first blush; prima facie.
Phrases — the eyes are the window of the soul.
Quotation — People see only what they are prepared to see (Emerson).
Antonyms, see blindness.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [The faculty of sight]
Syn. sight, perception, perceiving, range of view, optics, eyesight.
2. [Understanding]
Syn. foresight, discernment, breadth of view, insight, penetration, intuition, divination, astuteness, keenness, foreknowledge, prescience, farsightedness; see also acumen .
3. [Something seen through powers of the mind]
Syn. imagination, poetic insight, fancy, fantasy, image, concept, conception, ideality, idea; see also thought 1 , 2 .
4. [Something seen by other than normal sight]
Syn. revelation, hallucination, trance, ecstasy, phantom, apparition, ghost, wraith, specter, apocalypse, nightmare, spirit, warlock; see also fantasy 2 , illusion 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. eyesight sense of sight, sight, seeing, perception, optical perception. see eye
2. dream hallucination, fantasy, daydream, illusion, mirage, apparition, ghost, specter, phantom, visitation, prophecy, prophetic vision, revelation.
3. mental picture image, imagining, fantasy, concept, idea. 4.foresight or imagination astuteness, farsightedness, understanding, insight, wisdom, perspective, keenness, intuition.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. The faculty of seeing: eye, eyesight, seeing, sight. Archaic: light1. See SEE. 2. Unusual or creative discernment or perception: farsightedness, foresight, prescience. See FORESIGHT. 3. An illusory mental image: daydream, dream, fancy, fantasy, fiction, figment, illusion, phantasm, phantasma, reverie. See REAL. 4. Something that is foretold by or as if by supernatural means: divination, oracle, prophecy, soothsaying, vaticination. See FORESIGHT. II verb To form mental images of: conceive, envisage, envision, fancy, fantasize, image, imagine, picture, see, think, visualize. Informal: feature. See THOUGHTS.

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