Meaning of see
Pronunciation: (sē), [key]
— v., saw, seen, see•ing.
- to perceive with the eyes; look at.
- to view; visit or attend as a spectator: to see a play.
- to perceive by means of computer vision.
- to scan or view, esp. by electronic means: The satellite can see the entire southern half of the country.
- to perceive (things) mentally; discern; understand: to see the point of an argument.
- to construct a mental image of; visualize: He still saw his father as he was 25 years ago.
- to accept or imagine or suppose as acceptable: I can't see him as president.
- to be cognizant of; recognize: to see the good in others; to see where the mistake is.
- to foresee: He could see war ahead.
- to ascertain, learn, or find out: See who is at the door.
- to have knowledge or experience of: to see service in the foreign corps.
- to make sure: See that the work is done.
- to meet and converse with: Are you seeing her at lunch today?
- to receive as a visitor: The ambassador finally saw him.
- to visit: He's gone to see his aunt.
- to court, keep company with, or date frequently: They've been seeing each other for a long time.
- to provide aid or assistance to; take care of: He's seeing his brother through college.
- to attend or escort: to see someone home.
- to match (a bet) or match the bet of (a bettor) by staking an equal sum; call: I'll see your five and raise you five more.
- to prefer (someone or something) to be as indicated (usually used as a mild oath): I'll see you in hell before I sell you this house. He'll see the business fail before he admits he's wrong.
- to read or read about: I saw it in the newspaper.
- to have the power of sight.
- to be capable of perceiving by means of computer vision.
- to understand intellectually or spiritually; have insight: Philosophy teaches us to see.
- to give attention or care: See, there it goes.
- to find out; make inquiry: Go and see for yourself.
- to consider; think; deliberate: Let me see, how does that song go?
- to look about; observe: They heard the noise and came out to see.
- He said he would see about getting the license plates.
- to investigate; inquire about.
- to turn one's attention to; take care of:He said he would see about getting the license plates.
- to attend to; take care of: Will you please see after my plants while I'm away?
- to take leave of someone setting out on a journey; accompany to the place of departure: I went to the airport to see them off.
- to remain with (a task, project, etc.) until its completion: We decided to see it out, even if it meant another year.
- He quickly saw through my story.
- to penetrate to the true nature of; comprehend; detect:He quickly saw through my story.
- to stay with to the end or until completion; persevere:to see a difficult situation through.
- to take care of; be responsible for: I'll see to the theater tickets.
Pronunciation: (sē), [key]
— n. Eccles.
- the seat, center of authority, office, or jurisdiction of a bishop.
- see (Thesaurus)