What does see mean?

Definitions for seesi

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word see.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. see(verb)

    the seat within a bishop's diocese where his cathedral is located

  2. see(verb)

    perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight

    "You have to be a good observer to see all the details"; "Can you see the bird in that tree?"; "He is blind--he cannot see"

  3. understand, realize, realise, see(verb)

    perceive (an idea or situation) mentally

    "Now I see!"; "I just can't see your point"; "Does she realize how important this decision is?"; "I don't understand the idea"

  4. witness, find, see(verb)

    perceive or be contemporaneous with

    "We found Republicans winning the offices"; "You'll see a lot of cheating in this school"; "The 1960's saw the rebellion of the younger generation against established traditions"; "I want to see results"

  5. visualize, visualise, envision, project, fancy, see, figure, picture, image(verb)

    imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind

    "I can't see him on horseback!"; "I can see what will happen"; "I can see a risk in this strategy"

  6. see, consider, reckon, view, regard(verb)

    deem to be

    "She views this quite differently from me"; "I consider her to be shallow"; "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do"

  7. learn, hear, get word, get wind, pick up, find out, get a line, discover, see(verb)

    get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally

    "I learned that she has two grown-up children"; "I see that you have been promoted"

  8. watch, view, see, catch, take in(verb)

    see or watch

    "view a show on television"; "This program will be seen all over the world"; "view an exhibition"; "Catch a show on Broadway"; "see a movie"

  9. meet, run into, encounter, run across, come across, see(verb)

    come together

    "I'll probably see you at the meeting"; "How nice to see you again!"

  10. determine, check, find out, see, ascertain, watch, learn(verb)

    find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort

    "I want to see whether she speaks French"; "See whether it works"; "find out if he speaks Russian"; "Check whether the train leaves on time"

  11. see, check, insure, see to it, ensure, control, ascertain, assure(verb)

    be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something

    "He verified that the valves were closed"; "See that the curtains are closed"; "control the quality of the product"

  12. see(verb)

    go to see for professional or business reasons

    "You should see a lawyer"; "We had to see a psychiatrist"

  13. see(verb)

    go to see for a social visit

    "I went to see my friend Mary the other day"

  14. visit, see(verb)

    go to see a place, as for entertainment

    "We went to see the Eiffel Tower in the morning"

  15. attend, take care, look, see(verb)

    take charge of or deal with

    "Could you see about lunch?"; "I must attend to this matter"; "She took care of this business"

  16. see(verb)

    receive as a specified guest

    "the doctor will see you now"; "The minister doesn't see anybody before noon"

  17. go steady, go out, date, see(verb)

    date regularly; have a steady relationship with

    "Did you know that she is seeing an older man?"; "He is dating his former wife again!"

  18. see(verb)

    see and understand, have a good eye

    "The artist must first learn to see"

  19. see(verb)

    deliberate or decide

    "See whether you can come tomorrow"; "let's see--which movie should we see tonight?"

  20. see(verb)

    observe as if with an eye

    "The camera saw the burglary and recorded it"

  21. examine, see(verb)

    observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect

    "The customs agent examined the baggage"; "I must see your passport before you can enter the country"

  22. experience, see, go through(verb)

    go or live through

    "We had many trials to go through"; "he saw action in Viet Nam"

  23. see, escort(verb)

    accompany or escort

    "I'll see you to the door"

  24. see(verb)

    match or meet

    "I saw the bet of one of my fellow players"

  25. interpret, construe, see(verb)

    make sense of; assign a meaning to

    "What message do you see in this letter?"; "How do you interpret his behavior?"


  1. See(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.

  2. Origin: [OE. seen, sen, seon, AS. sen; akin to OFries. sa, D. zien, OS. & OHG. sehan, G. sehen, Icel. sj, Sw. se, Dan. see, Goth. sahwan, and probably to L. sequi to follow (and so originally meaning, to follow with the eyes). Gr. "e`pesqai, Skr. sac. Cf. Sight, Sue to follow.]

Webster Dictionary

  1. See(noun)

    a seat; a site; a place where sovereign power is exercised

  2. See(noun)

    specifically: (a) The seat of episcopal power; a diocese; the jurisdiction of a bishop; as, the see of New York. (b) The seat of an archibishop; a province or jurisdiction of an archibishop; as, an archiepiscopal see. (c) The seat, place, or office of the pope, or Roman pontiff; as, the papal see. (d) The pope or his court at Rome; as, to appeal to the see of Rome

  3. See(verb)

    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

  4. See(verb)

    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

  5. See(verb)

    to follow with the eyes, or as with the eyes; to watch; to regard attentivelly; to look after

  6. See(verb)

    to have an interview with; especially, to make a call upon; to visit; as, to go to see a friend

  7. See(verb)

    to fall in with; to have intercourse or communication with; hence, to have knowledge or experience of; as, to see military service

  8. See(verb)

    to accompany in person; to escort; to wait upon; as, to see one home; to see one aboard the cars

  9. See(verb)

    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

  10. See(verb)

    figuratively: To have intellectual apprehension; to perceive; to know; to understand; to discern; -- often followed by a preposition, as through, or into

  11. See(verb)

    to be attentive; to take care; to give heed; -- generally with to; as, to see to the house

  12. Origin: [OE. seen, sen, seon, AS. sen; akin to OFries. sa, D. zien, OS. & OHG. sehan, G. sehen, Icel. sj, Sw. se, Dan. see, Goth. sahwan, and probably to L. sequi to follow (and so originally meaning, to follow with the eyes). Gr. "e`pesqai, Skr. sac. Cf. Sight, Sue to follow.]


  1. See

    See is the sixth studio album by rock band The Rascals, released in December 1969. It peaked at number 45 on the Billboard 200. Three singles were released from the album although the third "I Believe" b/w "Hold On" was released on Search and Nearness.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. See

    sē, n. the seat or jurisdiction of a bishop or archbishop: a throne.—Holy See, the papal court. [O. Fr. se, siet—L. sedessedēre, to sit.]

  2. See

    sē, v.t. to perceive by the eye: to observe: to discover: to remark: to bring about as a result: to wait upon, escort: to receive: to consult for any particular purpose: to suffer, experience: to meet and accept by staking a similar sum: to visit: to discern: to understand.—v.i. to look or inquire: to be attentive: to apprehend: to consider:—pa.t. saw; pa.p. seen.—interj. look! behold!—adj. See′able, capable of being seen.—n. Sē′er, one who sees or who foresees, a prophet.—See about a thing, to consider it; See one through, to aid in accomplishing or doing, esp. something difficult or dangerous; See out, to see to the end: to outdo; See through one, to understand one thoroughly; See to, to look after: (B.) to behold; See to it, look well to it.—Have soon one's best days, to be now on the decline; Let me see, a phrase employed to express consideration. [A.S. séon; Ger. sehen, Dut. zien.]

Suggested Resources

  1. SEE

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'see' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #90

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'see' in Written Corpus Frequency: #72

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'see' in Verbs Frequency: #11


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of see in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of see in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Nico Hulkenberg:

    See ya later!

  2. Carolyn Ruffin:

    I see her body.

  3. Raul Labrador:

    Good to see you.

  4. Anjali Singh:

    be good see good

  5. Donald Trump:

    Uh, let's see, uh?

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