sight

sight
sight [saɪt]
1. noun
   a. ( = faculty) vue f
• to lose one's sight perdre la vue
• to know sb by sight connaître qn de vue
• to shoot on sight tirer à vue
• at the sight of ... à la vue de ...
• the end is (with)in sight la fin est en vue
• we are within sight of a solution nous entrevoyons une solution
• to come into sight apparaître
• to catch sight of sb/sth apercevoir qn/qch
• to lose sight of sb/sth perdre qn/qch de vue
• I can't stand the sight of blood je ne peux pas supporter la vue du sang
• I can't stand the sight of him je ne peux pas le voir
► out of sight hors de vue
• to keep out of sight ne pas se montrer
• to keep sth out of sight ne pas montrer qch
• he never lets it out of his sight il le garde toujours sous les yeux(PROV) out of sight out of mind(PROV) loin des yeux loin du cœur► at first sight à première vue
• it was love at first sight ça a été le coup de foudre
   b. ( = spectacle) spectacle m
• the tulips are a wonderful sight les tulipes sont magnifiques
• it's one of the sights of Paris c'est l'une des attractions touristiques de Paris
• to see the sights (of town) visiter la ville ; (of country) visiter le pays
• it's not a pretty sight ça n'est pas beau à voir
   c. (on gun) mire f
• to have sb in one's sights (figurative) avoir qn dans sa ligne de mire
• to set one's sights on sth avoir des vues sur qch
   d. ( = lot) (inf) he's a sight too clever il est bien trop malin
2. transitive verb
( = see) apercevoir
3. compounds
► sight-read transitive verb déchiffrer
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[saɪt] 1.
noun
1) (faculty) vue f

to have good/poor sight — avoir une bonne/mauvaise vue

2) (act of seeing) vue f

at first sight — à première vue

at the sight of — à la vue de [blood]

at the sight of her — en la voyant

this was my first sight of — c'était la première fois que je voyais

to catch sight of somebody/something — apercevoir quelqu'un/quelque chose

to lose sight of somebody/something — lit, fig perdre quelqu'un/quelque chose de vue

we mustn't lose sight of the fact that — fig nous ne devons pas perdre de vue que

to know somebody by sight — connaître quelqu'un de vue

I can't stand the sight of him! — je ne peux pas le voir (en peinture)!

3) (range of vision)

to be in sight — [land, border] être en vue; [peace, freedom] être proche

the end is in sight! — on approche de la fin!

there wasn't a soldier in sight — il n'y avait pas un soldat en vue

to come into sight — apparaître

to be out of sight — (hidden) être caché; (having moved) ne plus être visible

to do something out of sight of somebody — faire quelque chose sans être vu par quelqu'un

to stay out of sight — rester caché

to keep somebody/something out of sight — cacher quelqu'un/quelque chose

don't let her out of your sight! — ne la quitte pas des yeux!

4) (thing seen) spectacle m

a sight to behold — un spectacle à voir

it was not a pretty sight! — iron ce n'était pas beau à voir!

5) (a shock to see) (place) porcherie f; (person)

you're a sight! — tu n'es pas présentable!

2.
sights plural noun
1) (places worth seeing) attractions fpl touristiques (of de)

to see the sights — visiter

to show somebody the sights — (in town) faire visiter la ville à quelqu'un

2) (on rifle, telescope) viseur m
3) fig

to have something in one's sights — avoir quelque chose dans sa ligne de mire

to have somebody in one's sights — avoir quelqu'un dans le collimateur (colloq)

to set one's sights on something — viser quelque chose

to raise/lower one's sights — viser plus haut/plus bas

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a damned ou jolly GB sight better — beaucoup mieux

out of sight, out of mind — Prov loin des yeux, loin du cœur Prov

out of sight! — (colloq) fantastique! (colloq)


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