Definition of See

1. Noun. The seat within a bishop's diocese where his cathedral is located.

Group relationships: Bishopric, Diocese, Episcopate
Generic synonyms: Seat
Specialized synonyms: Holy See, State Of The Vatican City, The Holy See

2. Verb. Perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight. "Sam and Sue see the movie "; "He is blind--he cannot see"
Generic synonyms: Comprehend, Perceive
Specialized synonyms: Glimpse, Catch A Glimpse, Catch Sight, Get A Look, Behold, Lay Eyes On
Related verbs: Catch, Take In, View, Watch
Derivative terms: Seeing, Seeing, Seer

3. Verb. Perceive (an idea or situation) mentally. "They see that there was a traffic accident "; "I don't understand the idea"

4. Verb. Perceive or be contemporaneous with. "I want to see results"
Exact synonyms: Find, Witness
Related verbs: Discover, Find Out, Get A Line, Get Wind, Get Word, Hear, Learn, Pick Up, Find
Specialized synonyms: Catch
Generic synonyms: Experience, Go Through
Derivative terms: Finder, Witness

5. Verb. Imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind. "Did he see his major works over a short period of time?"; "I can see a risk in this strategy"

6. Verb. Deem to be. "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do"

7. Verb. Get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally. "They see that there was a traffic accident "; "I see that you have been promoted"
Exact synonyms: Discover, Find Out, Get A Line, Get Wind, Get Word, Hear, Learn, Pick Up
Specialized synonyms: Get The Goods, Wise Up, Catch, Trip Up, Ascertain, Discover, Find
Related verbs: Find, Witness
Derivative terms: Discovery, Discovery, Discovery

8. Verb. See or watch. "Sam and Sue see the movie "; "See a movie"
Exact synonyms: Catch, Take In, View, Watch
Generic synonyms: Watch
Specialized synonyms: Visualise, Visualize, Spectate, Preview
Derivative terms: Seer, View, View, View, Viewable, Viewer, Watch

9. Verb. Come together. "How nice to see you again!"
Exact synonyms: Come Across, Encounter, Meet, Run Across, Run Into
Specialized synonyms: Cross, Intersect
Related verbs: Assemble, Foregather, Forgather, Gather, Meet
Derivative terms: Encounter, Meeting, Meeting

10. Verb. Find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort. "They see whether there was a traffic accident"; "Check whether the train leaves on time"
Exact synonyms: Ascertain, Check, Determine, Find Out, Learn, Watch
Related verbs: Ascertain, Assure, Check, Control, Ensure, Insure, See To It, Ascertain, Determine, Find, Find Out
Specialized synonyms: Test
Derivative terms: Ascertainable, Check, Determination

11. Verb. Be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something. "Control the quality of the product"

12. Verb. Go to see for professional or business reasons. "We had to see a psychiatrist"
Generic synonyms: Call, Call In, Visit

13. Verb. Go to see for a social visit. "Sam cannot see Sue "; "I went to see my friend Mary the other day"
Generic synonyms: Call, Call In, Visit
Related verbs: Visit

14. Verb. Go to see a place, as for entertainment. "We went to see the Eiffel Tower in the morning"
Exact synonyms: Visit
Generic synonyms: Tour
Specialized synonyms: Take In
Derivative terms: Visitant, Visitor

15. Verb. Take charge of or deal with. "She took care of this business"
Exact synonyms: Attend, Look, Take Care
Specialized synonyms: Minister, Tend
Generic synonyms: Care, Give Care
Derivative terms: Attention

16. Verb. Receive as a specified guest. "The minister doesn't see anybody before noon"
Generic synonyms: Invite, Receive, Take In

17. Verb. Date regularly; have a steady relationship with. "Sam cannot see Sue "; "He is dating his former wife again!"
Exact synonyms: Date, Go Out, Go Steady
Related verbs: Date
Generic synonyms: Affiliate, Associate, Assort, Consort
Derivative terms: Date, Date

18. Verb. See and understand, have a good eye. "The artist must first learn to see"
Related verbs: Realise, Realize, Understand
Derivative terms: Seeing

19. Verb. Deliberate or decide. "Let's see--which movie should we see tonight?"
Generic synonyms: Consider, Debate, Deliberate, Moot, Turn Over

20. Verb. Observe as if with an eye. "The camera saw the burglary and recorded it"
Generic synonyms: Detect, Discover, Find, Notice, Observe

21. Verb. Observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect. "The customs agents see the bags for drugs "; "I must see your passport before you can enter the country"

22. Verb. Go or live through. "He saw action in Viet Nam"
Exact synonyms: Experience, Go Through
Specialized synonyms: Experience, Know, Live, Endure, Suffer, Meet, Suffer, Feel, Enjoy, Find, Witness, Come
Generic synonyms: Undergo
Derivative terms: Experience, Experience

23. Verb. Accompany or escort. "I'll see you to the door"
Exact synonyms: Escort
Generic synonyms: Accompany

24. Verb. Match or meet. "I saw the bet of one of my fellow players"
Category relationships: Card Game, Cards
Generic synonyms: Bet, Play, Wager

25. Verb. Make sense of; assign a meaning to. "Sam and Sue see the movie "; "How do you interpret his behavior?"

Definition of See

1. n. A seat; a site; a place where sovereign power is exercised.

2. v. t. 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.

3. v. i. To have the power of sight, or of perceiving by the proper organs; to possess or employ the sense of vision; as, he sees distinctly.

4. v. t. In poker and similar games at cards, to meet (a bet), or to equal the bet of (a player), by staking the same sum.

Definition of See

1. Verb. To perceive or detect with the eyes, or as if by sight. ¹

2. Verb. To form a mental picture of. ¹

3. Verb. (figuratively) To understand. ¹

4. Verb. To witness or observe by personal experience. ¹

5. Verb. (by extension) To ensure that something happens, especially while witnessing it. ¹

6. Verb. (context: gambling) To respond to another player's bet with a bet of equal value. ¹

7. Verb. To date frequently. ¹

8. Noun. A diocese, archdiocese; a region of a church, generally headed by a bishop, ''especially'' an archbishop. ¹

9. Noun. The office of a bishop or archbishop; bishopric or archbishopric ¹

¹ Source:

Definition of See

1. to perceive with the eyes [v SAW, SEEN, SEEING, SEES] : SEEABLE [adj]

Medical Definition of See

1. 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 new 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 attentivelly; to look after. "I had a mind to see him out, and therefore did not care for centradicting 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 untill the day of his death." (1 Sam. Xv. 35) 5. To fall in 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 visdom 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. God you (him, or me, etc) see, God keep you (him, me, etc) in his sight; God protect you. To see (anything) out, to see (it) to the end; to be present at, or attend, to the end. To see stars, to see flashes of light, like stars; sometimes the result of concussion of the head. To see (one) through, to help, watch, or guard (one) to the end of a course or an undertaking. Origin: OE. Seen, sen, seon, As. Seon; akin to OFries. Sia, D. Zien, OS. & OHG. Sehan, G. Sehen, Icel. Sja, Sw. Se, Dan. See, Goth. Saihwan, and probably to L. Sequi to follow (and so originally meaning, to follow with the eyes). Gr, Skr. Sac. Cf. Sight, Sun to follow. 1. To have the power of sight, or of perceiving by the proper organs; to possess or employ the sense of vision; as, he sees distinctly. "Whereas I was blind, now I see." (John ix. 25) 2. Figuratively: To have intellectual apprehension; to perceive; to know; to understand; to discern; often followed by a preposition, as through, or into. "For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind." (John ix. 39) "Many sagacious persons will find us out, . . . And see through all our fine pretensions." (Tillotson) 3. To be attentive; to take care; to give heed; generally with to; as, to see to the house. "See that ye fall not out by the way." (Gen. Xiv. 24) Let me see, Let us see, are used to express consideration, or to introduce the particular consideration of a subject, or some scheme or calculation. "Cassio's a proper man, let me see now, - To get his place." (Shak) See is sometimes used in the imperative for look, or behold. "See. See! upon the banks of Boyne he stands." To see about a thing, to pay attention to it; to consider it. To see on, to look at. "She was full more blissful on to see." . To see to. To look at; to behold; to view. "An altar by Jordan, a great altar to see to" . To take care about; to look after; as, to see to a fire. 1. A seat; a site; a place where sovereign power is exercised. "Jove laughed on Venus from his sovereign see." (Spenser) 2. Specifically: The seat of episcopal power; a diocese; the jurisdiction of a bishop; as, the see of new York. The seat of an archibishop; a province or jurisdiction of an archibishop; as, an archiepiscopal see. The seat, place, or office of the pope, or Roman pontiff; as, the papal see. The pope or his court at Rome; as, to appeal to the see of Rome. Apostolic see. See Apostolic. Origin: OE. Se, see, OF. Se, sed, sied, fr. L. Sedes a seat, or the kindred sedere to sit. See Sit, and cf. Siege. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of See

see a man
see a man about a dog
see a man about a horse
see also
see double
see eye to eye
see fit

Other Resources:

Search for See on!Search for See on!Search for See on Google!Search for See on Wikipedia!