What does seeing mean?

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ˈsi ɪŋsee·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. visual perception, beholding, seeingnoun

    perception by means of the eyes

  2. eyesight, seeing, sightednessadjective

    normal use of the faculty of vision

  3. seeingadjective

    having vision, not blind


  1. seeingnoun

    The action of the verb to see; eyesight.

  2. seeingnoun

    The movement or distortion of a telescopic image as a result of turbulence in the Earth's atmosphere.

  3. seeingadjective

    Having vision; not blind.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Seeing, Seeing thatadverb

    It would be more grammatically written, as in French, seen that, or provided that. Since; sith; it being so that.

    Etymology: vû que, French; from see.

    Why should not they be as well victualled for so long time, as the ships are usually for a year, seeing it is easier to keep victuals on land than water? Edmund Spenser, on Ireland.

    How shall they have any trial of his doctrine, learning, and ability to preach, seeing that he may not publickly either teach or exhort, because he is not yet called to the ministry? John Whitgift.

    Seeing every nation affords not experience and tradition enough for all kind of learning, therefore we are taught the languages of those people who have been most industrious after wisdom. John Milton, on Education.

    Seeing they explained the phenomena of vision, imagination, and thought, by certain thin fleeces of atoms that flow from the surfaces of bodies, and by their subtlety penetrate any obstacle, and yet retain the exact lineaments of the several bodies from which they proceed: in consequence of this hypothesis they maintained, that we could have no phantasy of any thing, but what did really subsist either intire or in its several parts. Richard Bentley, Sermons.

  2. Seeingnoun

    Sight; vision.

    Etymology: from see.

    Love adds a precious seeing to the eye. William Shakespeare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Seeing

    of See

  2. Seeing

    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


  1. Seeing

    Seeing is a novel by Nobel Prize-winning Portuguese author José Saramago. It was published in Portuguese in 2004 and in English in 2006. It is a sequel to one of his most famous works, Blindness.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Seeing

    sē′ing, n. sight: vision.—conj. since: because: taking into account.—n. See′ing-stone (obs.), a looking-glass, a divining crystal.

Editors Contribution

  1. seeingverb

    Verb form of the word see.

    We remember seeing the beautiful lake at the park when we visited, we promised to visit again during another season.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 6, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'seeing' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1801

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'seeing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1207

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of seeing in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of seeing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of seeing in a Sentence

  1. Zoe Thomas:

    What we're seeing with the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, that this starting of the melt, once we reach a certain threshold, will continue despite our efforts to stop it.

  2. Fadi Swidan:

    We are seeing more Nazareth-based start-ups thriving.

  3. Chief Financial Officer George Davis:

    What we're seeing is very strong demand from cloud players, i have to give credit to the hyperscalers for this quarter.

  4. Kevin Walling:

    The Squad and AOC and others need to recalibrate their messaging, perhaps, too, because you can only say so much about reimagining the police and things like that when people are at home seeing these upticks in crime, when people are fearful, in many areas, to go out on the street, i think you saw the president tackling this issue head-on.

  5. Anne Heitman:

    We believe Pink Floyd actually moves around and follows food sources, which is why No. 492 is only sighted occasionally, as the food sources ebb and flow,( flamingos) follow them around. So Pink Floyd's probably traveling to other regions, just where people aren't probably seeing Pink Floyd. But Pink Floyd should be able to find the types of foods that Pink Floyd needs down there.

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