What does eyesight mean?

Definitions for eyesight

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word eyesight.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. eyesight, seeing, sightednessnoun

    normal use of the faculty of vision


  1. eyesightnoun

    Vision or the faculty of sight

  2. eyesightnoun

    View or the range of vision

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Eyesightnoun

    Sight of the eye.

    Etymology: eye and sight.

    The Lord hath recompensed me according to my cleanness in his eyesight. 2 Sam. xxii. 22.

    I have an ill-divining soul:
    Methinks I see thee, now thou art below,
    As one dead in the bottom of a tomb;
    Either my eyesight fails, or thou look’st pale. William Shakespeare.

    I love you, sir,
    Dearer than eyesight, space and liberty,
    Beyond what can be valued, rich or rare. William Shakespeare, K. Lear.

    Though sight be lost,
    Life yet hath many solaces, enjoy’d
    Where other senses want not their delights,
    At home in leisure and domestick ease,
    Exempt from many a care and chance, to which
    Eyesight exposes daily men abroad. John Milton, Agonistes.

    Josephus sets this down from his own eyesight, being himself a chief captain at the siege of Jopata, where these events happened. John Wilkins, Math. Magic.

    He blinds the wise, gives eyesight to the blind,
    And molds and stamps anew the lover’s mind. Dryden.


  1. Eyesight

    Eyesight is a song written and performed by James Brown. Released as a single in 1978, it charted #38 R&B. It also appeared on Brown's 1978 album Jam/1980's.


  1. eyesight

    Eyesight is the ability or capacity of the eye to perceive, distinguish, and interpret visual images or surroundings. It involves the functions of seeing, measuring the sharpness of vision, and recognizing light, color, depth, and movement. Eyesight is facilitated by the eye's optical system transmitting light to the brain, which processes and translates this data into the images we see.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eyesightnoun

    sight of the eye; the sense of seeing; view; observation

Editors Contribution

  1. eyesight

    The act, ability, experience and fact of the eye and eyes seeing with accurate and perfect vision.

    Our eyesight is perfect and we are so grateful.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 28, 2019  

  2. eyesight

    The act, ability, fact and knowing of seeing accurately and perfectly.

    He has perfect eyesight now.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 28, 2019  

  3. eyesight

    The visual data and information transmitted from the brain, consciousness, soul and mind to the eyes.

    Our eyesight is a gift which we value so much.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 29, 2020  

Matched Categories

How to pronounce eyesight?

How to say eyesight in sign language?


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of eyesight in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of eyesight in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of eyesight in a Sentence

  1. Dejan Stojanovic:

    Faith is a question of eyesight; even the blind can see that.

  2. Phyllis:

    Whatever you may look like, marry a man your own age -- as your beauty fades, so will his eyesight.

  3. Melissa Stockwell:

    I chose early on to accept the loss of my leg. It wasn’t going to grow back, so, I had two choices.I either had to accept it or I could live in that constant state of ‘why me?’ And at Walter Reed (Army Medical Center), you know, I looked around and there were so many that were worse off than I was…missing two, three, four limbs – traumatic brain injuries or eyesight.So, I really felt that I was extremely lucky.

  4. Keith Ellison:

    He didn't see Bernie Sanders because Bernie Sanders was doing fair and open housing in Chicago -- that's why he didn't see him. No matter how good your eyesight is -- if you are standing in Alabama, you can't see people in Chicago, that doesn't mean he wasn't absolutely there, fighting for justice, fighting for open housing.

  5. Mushtaq Ahmad:

    She often asks me about her regaining her eyesight. I tell her a lie (to console her) that she will, but it will take time.

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for eyesight

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for eyesight »


Find a translation for the eyesight definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"eyesight." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 23 Sep. 2023. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/eyesight>.

Discuss these eyesight definitions with the community:


    Are we missing a good definition for eyesight? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Image or illustration of


    Credit »

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Browse Definitions.net


    Are you a words master?

    come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort
    • A. excogitate
    • B. descant
    • C. monish
    • D. abrade

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for eyesight: