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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
be seen/regarded as essential
▪ These measures are seen as essential for national security.
not a soul in sight/not a soul to be seen
▪ The night was dark and still, and there was not a soul in sight.
risk being seen/caught/arrested etc
▪ Workers who broke the strike risked being attacked when they left the factory.
seen a ghost (=he looked very frightened)
▪ He looked as if he’d seen a ghost.
you should have seen sb’s face (=used to say that someone was very angry, surprised etc)
▪ You should have seen his face when I told him that I was resigning.
(see and) be seen
I wouldn't be seen/caught dead
be nowhere to be seen/found
▪ Our tour guide was nowhere to be seen, so we set off to explore the city alone.
▪ She'd looked everywhere for her glasses, but they were nowhere to be found.
▪ Amelia Otis's name is nowhere to be found.
▪ But David Kent was nowhere to be seen.
▪ He had been searching for Morthen, to protect her from his violent half-brother, but she was nowhere to be found.
▪ I patrolled the town for a while, but they were nowhere to be seen.
▪ The prison director ordered a search, but the prisoner was nowhere to be found.
▪ When a game was on the line, Carr was nowhere to be found.
▪ Willie had looked around for the twins and George, but they were nowhere to be seen.
be to be seen/found/heard etc
▪ A comparable tendency is to be found in the theatre.
▪ A similar situation is to be found in other regions of the world.
▪ Further comments on attaching priorities to different subjects and to different levels of material are to be found in Chapter 3.
▪ He was to be found lurking in the band's dressing room whenever they ventured into Mancunian territory, which was often.
▪ It was to be found in the libraries of other leading Virginians: Lord Botetourt, Thos.
▪ She and two of the Aussies then proceeded to the next floor where guest bedrooms were to be found.
▪ The only reference to sustainable development was to be found in paragraph two hundred and thirteen.
▪ These words, in his own hand, are to be found, framed, inside the hall.
been there, seen that, done that
children should be seen and not heard
have seen better days
▪ Ms. Davis's car had certainly seen better days.
▪ Virginia's car had definitely seen better days.
▪ We are working at Nanking University, in rather cramped and primitive conditions, for the buildings have seen better days.
it remains to be seen
▪ "What is your next film going to be about?'' "Well, that remains to be seen.''
▪ It remains to be seen how many senior citizens will actually benefit from this new plan.
▪ What remains to be seen now is whether it is too late to save the rainforests.
▪ Whether the team can sustain its winning streak remains to be seen.
▪ And it remains to be seen if re- signing Greg Vaughn will be a hit or a miss.
▪ But it remains to be seen whether that will prove a significant omission.
▪ But it remains to be seen whether this will exacerbate chronic unemployment or solve it.
▪ Steel will make it remains to be seen.
▪ The meaning of prevention in the new Children Act is multifaceted and it remains to be seen how it will be operationalized.
▪ Today it remains to be seen whether Museveni's essentially centralist approach will be more successful than its predecessors.
▪ Whether I reach it remains to be seen!
▪ Yet it remains to be seen how strong are the forces of Euro-scepticism in Labour's own ranks.
seen one ... seen them all
you should have seen/heard sth
▪ By mid-morning I had seen enough step wells and gonged enough bells to see me through lifetimes.
▪ Dreaming can on the other hand be seen as having a function in resolving emotional conflicts by a process of emotional integration.
▪ He really scents the difficulty but thinks it too hard for discussion and so conveniently pretends that he has not seen it.
▪ He was also seen on the same Monday slightly later standing at Crown Point, Martlesham.
▪ Mrs Thatcher herself is seen as the guardian of these traditional wisdoms.
▪ One would have supposed these veteran troops had seen too much of the real thing to seek amusement in playing at battle.
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.]

  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 now 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?

  3. 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.

  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 until the day of his death.
    --1 Sam. xv. 3

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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.

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.

  1. n. the seat within a bishop's diocese where his cathedral is located

  2. [also: seen, saw]

  1. adv. compare (used in texts to point the reader to another location in the text) [syn: cf., cf, confer, see also]

  2. [also: seen, saw]

  1. 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"

  2. 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]

  3. 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]

  4. 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]

  5. deem to be; "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" [syn: consider, reckon, view, regard]

  6. 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]

  7. 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" [syn: watch, view, catch, take in]

  8. 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]

  9. come together; "I'll probably see you at the meeting"; "How nice to see you again!" [syn: meet, ran into, encounter, run across, come across]

  10. 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]

  11. go to see for professional or business reasons; "You should see a lawyer"; "We had to see a psychiatrist"

  12. go to see for a social visit; "I went to see my friend Mary the other day"

  13. visit a place, as for entertainment; "We went to see the Eiffel Tower in the morning" [syn: visit]

  14. take charge of or deal with; "Could you see about lunch?"; "I must attend to this matter"; "She took care of this business" [syn: attend, take care, look]

  15. receive as a specified guest; "the doctor will see you now"; "The minister doesn't see anybody before noon"

  16. date regularly; have a steady relationship with; "Did you know that she is seeing an older man?"; "He is dating his former wife again!" [syn: go steady, go out, date]

  17. see and understand, have a good eye; "The artist must first learn to see"

  18. deliberate or decide; "See whether you can come tomorrow"; "let's see--which movie should we see tonight?"

  19. observe as if with an eye; "The camera saw the burglary and recorded it"

  20. 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]

  21. go or live through; "We had many trials to go through"; "he saw action in Viet Nam" [syn: experience, undergo, go through]

  22. accompany or escort; "I'll see you to the door" [syn: escort]

  23. match or meet; "I saw the bet of one of my fellow players"

  24. make sense of; assign a meaning to; "What message do you see in this letter?"; "How do you interpret his behavior?" [syn: interpret, construe]

  25. [also: seen, saw]


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Seen (artist)

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 (album)

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 (Winterthur)

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