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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sightsnoun

    an optical instrument for aiding the eye in aiming, as on a firearm or surveying instrument


  1. sightsnoun

    the things worth seeing in a particular place

  2. sightsnoun

    the devices through which one looks in order to aim a rifle or similar weapon


  1. sights

    A sight is an aiming device used to assist in visually aligning ranged weapons, surveying instruments or optical illumination equipments with the intended target. Sights can be a simple set or system of physical markers that have to be aligned together with the target (such as iron sights on firearms), or optical devices that allow the user to see an optically enhanced — often magnified — target image aligned in the same focus with an aiming point (e.g. telescopic sights, reflector sights and holographic sights). There are also sights that actively project an illuminated point of aim (a.k.a. "hot spot") onto the target itself so it can be observed by, such as laser sights and infrared illuminators on some night vision devices.


  1. sights

    Sights typically refer to places or things of interest that are visually appealing or notable, often visited by tourists or observers. They can also refer to the ability or act of seeing, or a device on a firearm used to assist in aiming.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. sights

    The fixed marks on fire-arms, by which their direction is regulated in aiming: generally, two small fittings of brass or iron, that near the breech having a notched head, and that towards the muzzle a pointed one. (See DISPART.)--Astronomical sights. Observations taken to determine the time or latitude, as well as for chronometer rates.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Sights is ranked #95115 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Sights surname appeared 192 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Sights.

    86.9% or 167 total occurrences were White.
    7.8% or 15 total occurrences were Black.
    3.6% or 7 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sights in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sights in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of sights in a Sentence

  1. Marie Curie:

    All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.

  2. Kyle Busch:

    I'm doing good, just out and about, trying to get out and get some different sights, it just is what it is. It's going to be the way it is from 2,000 years ago bones only heal so fast.

  3. Jinna Yang:

    I took the time to appreciate the little things, in every city I went, I took time to sit and soak in sights.

  4. John Donne:

    Love all love of other sights controls, And makes one little room an everywhere.

  5. Miriam Beard:

    Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.

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