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"
perceive (an idea or situation) mentally; "Now I see!"; "I just can't see your point"; "Does she realize how important this decision is?"; "I don't understand the idea" [syn: understand, realize, realise]
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" [syn: witness, find]
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" [syn: visualize, visualise, envision, project, fancy, figure, picture, image]
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" [syn: learn, hear, get word, get wind, pick up, find out, get a line, discover]
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" [syn: determine, check, find out, ascertain, watch, learn]
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" [syn: check, insure, see to it, ensure, control, ascertain, assure]
go to see for professional or business reasons; "You should see a lawyer"; "We had to see a psychiatrist"
go to see for a social visit; "I went to see my friend Mary the other day"
visit a place, as for entertainment; "We went to see the Eiffel Tower in the morning" [syn: visit]
receive as a specified guest; "the doctor will see you now"; "The minister doesn't see anybody before noon"
see and understand, have a good eye; "The artist must first learn to see"
deliberate or decide; "See whether you can come tomorrow"; "let's see--which movie should we see tonight?"
observe as if with an eye; "The camera saw the burglary and recorded it"
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" [syn: examine]
accompany or escort; "I'll see you to the door" [syn: escort]
match or meet; "I saw the bet of one of my fellow players"
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Seen \Seen\ (s[=e]n), p. p. of See.
Seen \Seen\, a. Versed; skilled; accomplished. [Obs.]
Well seen in every science that mote be.
Noble Boyle, not less in nature seen,
Than his great brother read in states and men.
See \See\ (s[=e]), v. t. [imp. Saw (s[add]); p. p. Seen (s[=e]n); 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. "e`pesqai, Skr. sac. Cf. Sight, Sue to follow.]
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 now turn aside, and see this great sight.
--Ex. iii. 3.
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?
To follow with the eyes, or as with the eyes; to watch; to regard attentively; to look after.
I had a mind to see him out, and therefore did not care for contradicting him.
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 until the day of his death.
--1 Sam. xv. 3
5. To fall in with; to meet or associate 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 wisdom and prudence by seeing men.
To accompany in person; to escort; to wait upon; as, to see one home; to see one aboard the cars.
In poker and similar games at cards, to meet (a bet), or to equal the bet of (a player), by staking the same sum. ``I'll see you and raise you ten.''
God you see (or God him see or God me see, etc.), God keep you (him, me, etc.) in his sight; God protect you. [Obs.]
To see (anything) out, to see (it) to the end; to be present at, work 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.
Richard "Richie" Mirando, known as Seen UA, born 1961 in the Bronx, New York City, is one of the most well known graffiti artists in the world, often referred to as the Godfather of Graffiti, although he did not pioneer the movement.
Seen first started to paint on New York City Subway system in 1973. His crew United Artists (or simply UA) quickly gained the reputation for producing full-color throw-ups on whole cars with members such as Pjay, Duster, Sin, and his brother Mad.
Seen is the debut album from International Observer, the solo project of former Thompson Twins and Babble musician Tom Bailey. Released in 2001, an EP of the same name was released a year later featuring a different mix of existing album track Vale along with the new track London. The track Barone was featured in the movie Whale Rider.
Seen is a district in the Swiss city of Winterthur. It is district number 3.
The district comprises the quarters Waser, Büelwiesen, Waldegg, Ganzenbühl, Sonnenberg, Ricketwil, Oberseen, Gotzenwil, Eidberg, Iberg and Sennhof.
Seen was formerly a municipality of its own, but was incorporated into Winterthur in 1922.
Seen may refer to:
- Seen (album), by Tom Bailey
- Seen (artist), graffiti artist
- Seen (Winterthur), a district of the city of Winterthur, Switzerland
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Middle English sein, from Old English gesegen, gesewen, past participle of seon (see see (n.)). From c.1200 as "perceived, discovered." To have seen everything as a hyperbolic expression of astonishment is from 1941.\nWhen you have seen one of their Pictures, you have seen all. [Blake, c.1811]
Etymology 1 vb. 1 (past participle of see English) 2 (context dialectal English) (en-simple past of: see); saw. Etymology 2
n. The letter س in the Arabic script.