What does seeing mean?

Definitions for seeing
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.


  1. seeing

    Seeing refers to the cognitive process of perceiving visual information through the eyes. It involves the reception and interpretation of light waves that are emitted or reflected from objects in the environment. This sensory perception allows individuals to visually recognize and understand their surroundings, distinguish shapes, colors, and patterns, and navigate the world visually. Seeing also involves the integration of visual information with other senses to create a holistic perception of the environment.

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. Donald Trump:

    I know nothing about WikiLeaks. It's not my thing and I know there is something having to do with Julian Assange. I've been seeing what's happened with Assange.

  2. Bernie Sanders:

    I think it is unfortunate because, among other things, I wanted to talk about the issues of black lives, the fact that the American people are tired of seeing unarmed African-Americans shot and killed, but there are other issues as well that we have to talk about, and that is the fact that the middle class of this country is disappearing and most importantly, we don't bring change in this country... unless all people stand together. That is what we have to do.

  3. Stefan Bouzarovski:

    It's not clear why we don't have an EU-wide disconnection ban, we should be seeing access to energy as a human right in the same way as we see access to water as a human right.

  4. Lourenco Goncalves:

    That's not the case. Everyone is driving down costs, everyone is trying to continue to cope. You're not seeing any meaningful number of tons going offline.

  5. Kay Trice:

    It should be shown in this country and somebody in North Korea should not have the right to scare us out of seeing this.

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