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/ si:; si/ v (pt saw / sR:; sR/, pp seen / si:n; sin/) * USING THE EYES 1 [Tn, Tf, Tw, Tng, Tni] (not in the continuous tenses ) become aware of (sb/sth) by using the eyes; perceive []; : He looked for her but couldn't see her in the crowd. , . * I looked out of the window but saw nothing. , . * He could see (that) she had been crying. . * If you watch carefully you will see how I do it/how it is done. , []. * Did you see what happened? ? * I hate to see you so unhappy, ie in such an unhappy state. . * She was seen running away from the scene of the crime. . * I saw him put the key in the lock, turn it and open the door. , . * She was seen to enter the building about the time the crime was committed. . 2 [I, Ipr, Ip] (not usu in the continuous tenses; often used with can and could , cancould) have or use the power of sight ; : If you shut your eyes you can't see. . * On a clear day you can see for miles from the top of the tower. , . * It was getting dark and I couldn't see to read. , , . * She'll never (be able to) see again, ie She has become blind. . * Move out of the way, please: I can't see through you! , ! =>Usage at feel1 feel1. * LOOKING AT 3 [Tn] (not usu in the continuous tenses ) look at or watch (sth): In the evening we went to see a film. . * Have you seen the new production of `Hamlet' at the Playhouse? 《》? * Fifty thousand people saw the match. . 4 [Tn] (only in the imperative ) look at (sth) in order to find information ; ; : See page 158. 158. * MEETING 5 [Tn] (not usu in the continuous tenses ) be near and recognize (sb); meet (sb) by chance , : I saw your mother in town today. . * Guess who I saw at the party yesterday? ? 6 (a) [Tn] visit ; : Come and see us again soon. . (b) [Tn, Tn.p] ~ sb (about sth) have a meeting with sb : I'm seeing my solicitor tomorrow. . * You ought to see (ie consult ) a doctor. . * What is it you want to see (ie talk with) me about? ? 7 [Tn] receive a call or visit from (sb) : The manager can only see you for five minutes. . * She's too ill to see anyone at present. . 8 [Tn] (used esp in the continuous tenses ) spend time in the company of (sb) : She doesn't want to see him any more. . * She's seeing (ie having a relationship with) a married man. . * GRASPING WITH THE MIND OR IMAGINATION 9 [I, Tn, Tf, Tw] (not usu in continuous tenses ) perceive (sth) with the mind; understand (sth) ; ; : `The door opens like this.' `Oh, I see.' `.'`, .' * He didn't see the joke. . * I don't think she saw the point of the story. . * I can see (ie recognize) the advantages of the scheme. . * Can't you see (that) he's deceiving you? ? * Do you see what I mean? ? 10 [Tn] (not usu in the continuous tenses ) have an opinion of (sth); interpret (sth) ; : I see things differently now. . * Try to see the matter from her point of view. . 11 [Tng, Cn.n/a] ~ sb/sth as sth (not in the continuous tenses ) visualize; imagine; envisage ; : I can't see her changing her mind. . * Her colleagues see her as a future Prime Minister. . * DISCOVERING OR CHECKING 12 (not usu in the continuous tenses ) (a) [I, Tf, Tw no passive ] find out or discover by looking or searching or asking : `Has the postman been yet?' `I'll just go and see.' `?'`.' * Go and see if/whether the postman has been yet. . * I see (that) (ie I have read in the newspapers that) there is going to be a general election in France. . * Could you go and see what the children are doing? , ? * `Is he going to recover?' `I don't know, we'll just have to wait and see.' `?'`, .' (b) [I, Tw] find out or discover by thinking or considering : `Do you think you'll be able to help us?' `I don't know; I'll have to see.' `?'`, .' * I'll see what I can do to help. . 13 [Tf] (not usu in the continuous tenses ) make sure; ensure; check ; ; : See that all the doors are locked before you leave. . * Could you see (that) the children are in bed by 8 o'clock? 8, ? * I'll see that it's done. . * EXPERIENCING OR WITNESSING 14 [Tn] (not in the continuous tenses ) experience or undergo (sth) : This coat of mine has seen hard wear, ie has been worn a lot. . * He has seen a great deal in his long life. . 15 [Tn] (not in the continuous tenses ) (a) be the time when (an event) happens; witness ; : This year sees the tercentenary of Handel's birth. . (b) be the scene or setting of (sth) : This stadium has seen many thrilling football matches. . * OTHER MEANINGS 16 [Tn.pr, Tn.p] accompany or escort ; : He saw her to the door. . * I saw the old lady across (ie helped her to cross) the road. . * May I see you home (ie go with you as far as your house)? ? * My secretary will see you out. . 17 [Tn] (in gambling games) equal (a bet); equal the bet of (another player) ; . 18 (idm ) for all (the world) to `see clearly visible ; . ,see for one`self find out or witness sth in order to be convinced or satisfied ; : If you don't believe that it's snowing, go and see for yourself! , ! seeing that... in view of the fact that...; since...; because... ...; ...; ...: Seeing that he's ill, he's unlikely to come. , . see a lot, nothing, etc of sb be often, never, etc in the company of sb ...: They've seen a lot/nothing/little/more/less of each other recently. [///]. `see you; (I'll) be `seeing you (infml ) goodbye : I'd better be going now. See you! . ! see you a`round (infml ) = see you. (For other idioms containing see, see entries for ns, adjs, etc see , see the light =>light1; see red =>red2.) 19 (phr v) see about sth/doing sth deal with sth; attend to sth : I must see about (ie prepare) lunch soon. . * I'll have to see about getting the roof mended. . * He says he won't co-operate, does he? Well, we'll soon see about that! ie I will insist that he does co-operate. , ? , ! .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:40:47
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/ si:; si/ n (fml ) district for which a bishop or an archbishop is responsible; office or jurisdiction of a bishop or an archbishop : the See of Canterbury * the Holy See/the See of Rome, ie the Papacy .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:40:47
see
/ si:; si/ n (fml ) district for which a bishop or an archbishop is responsible; office or jurisdiction of a bishop or an archbishop : the See of Canterbury * the Holy See/the See of Rome, ie the Papacy .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:40:47

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