Definitions for: See


[n] the seat within a bishop's diocese where his cathedral is located
[adv] compare (used in texts to point the reader to another location in the text)
[v] make sense of; assign a meaning to; "What message do you see in this letter?"; "How do you interpret his behavior?"
[v] perceive mentally, as of an idea; "Now I see!"; "I just can't see your point"; "Does she realize how important this decision is?"; "I don't understand the idea"
[v] 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"
[v] 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"
[v] consider or deem to be; regard; "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"
[v] deliberate or decide; "See whether you can come tomorrow"; "let's see--which movie should we see tonight?"
[v] 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"
[v] match or meet in card games; "I saw the bet of one of my fellow players"
[v] receive as a specified guest; "the doctor will see you now"; "The minister doesn't see anybody before noon"
[v] 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"
[v] come together; "I'll probably see you at the meeting"; "How nice to see you again!"
[v] accompany or escort; "I'll see you to the door"
[v] go or live through; "We had many trials to go through"; "he saw action in Viet Nam"
[v] perceive or be contemporaneous with; "We found Republicans winning the offices"; "You'll see a lot of cheating in this school"; "I want to see results"; "The 1960 saw the rebellion of the younger generation against established traditions"; "I want to see results"
[v] 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"
[v] see and understand, have a good eye; "The artist must first learn to see"
[v] 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"
[v] 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"
[v] observe as if with an eye; "The camera saw the burglary and recorded it"
[v] date regularly; have a steady relationship with; "Did you know that she is seeing an older man?"; "He is dating his former wife again!"
[v] go to see for professional or business reasons; "You should see a lawyer"; "We had to see a psychiatrist"
[v] go to see for a social visit; "I went to see my friend Mary the other day"
[v] visit a place, as for entertainment; "We went to see the Eiffel Tower in the morning"
[v] take charge of or deal with; "Could you see about lunch?"; "I must attend to this matter"; "She took care of this business"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


See, n. [OE. se, see, OF. se, sed, sied, fr. L. sedes a
seat, or the kindred sedere to sit. See Sit, and cf.
Siege.]
1. A seat; a site; a place where sovereign power is
exercised. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

Jove laughed on Venus from his sovereign see.
--Spenser.

2. 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.

Apostolic see. See under Apostolic.


See, v. t. [imp. Saw; p. p. Seen; p. pr. & vb. n.
Seeing.] [OE. seen, sen, seon, As. se['o]n; akin to OFries.
s[=i]a, D. zien, OS. & OHG. sehan, G. sehen, Icel. sj[=a],
Sw. se, Dan. see, Goth. sa['i]hwan, and probably to L. sequi
to follow (and so originally meaning, to follow with the
eyes). Gr. ??????, Skr. sac. Cf. Sight, Sun to follow.]
1. 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.

I will new turn aside, and see this great sight.
--Ex. iii. 3.

2. 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.

Go, I pray thee, see whether it be well with thy
brethren. --Gen. xxxvii.
14.

Jesus saw that he answered discreetly. --Mark xii.
34.

Who 's so gross That seeth not this palpable device?
--Shak.

3. To follow with the eyes, or as with the eyes; to watch; to
regard attentivelly; to look after. --Shak.

I had a mind to see him out, and therefore did not
care for centradicting him. --Addison.

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

And Samuel came no more to see Saul untill the day
of his death. --1 Sam. xv.
35.

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

Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast
afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen
evil. --Ps. xc. 15.

Verily, verily, I say unto you, if a man keep my
saying, he shall never see death. --John viii.
51.

Improvement in visdom and prudence by seeing men.
--Locke.

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

God you (him, or me, etc.) see, God keep you (him, me,
etc.) in his sight; God protect you. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

To see (anything) out, to see (it) to the end; to be
present at, or attend, to the end.

To see stars, to see flashes of light, like stars; --
sometimes the result of concussion of the head. [Colloq.]


To see (one) through, to help, watch, or guard (one) to the
end of a course or an undertaking.


See, v. i.
1. 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.

Whereas I was blind, now I see. --John ix. 25.

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

For judgment I am come into this world, that they
which see not might see; and that they which see
might be made blind. --John ix. 39.

Many sagacious persons will find us out, . . . and
see through all our fine pretensions. --Tillotson.

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

See that ye fall not out by the way. --Gen. xiv.
24.

Note: Let me see, Let us see, are used to express
consideration, or to introduce the particular
consideration of a subject, or some scheme or
calculation.

Cassio's a proper man, let me see now, - To get
his place. --Shak.

Note: See is sometimes used in the imperative for look, or
behold. ``See. see! upon the banks of Boyne he
stands.'' --Halifax.

To see about a thing, to pay attention to it; to consider
it.

To see on, to look at. [Obs.] ``She was full more blissful
on to see.'' --Chaucer.

To see to.
(a) To look at; to behold; to view. [Obs.] ``An altar by
Jordan, a great altar to see to'' --Josh. xxii. 10.
(b) To take care about; to look after; as, to see to a
fire.

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