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See appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • I see he sees high seas she sees.
  • How may saws could a see-saw saw if a see-saw could saw saws?
    (by Jillian Goetz)
  • I see a sea down by the seashore.
    But which sea do you see down by the seashore?
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See appears in many palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • See referees.
  • Do geese see god?
  • See few owe fees.
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See is sometimes a misspelling of saw, sea, seeing, seen, sees or she.

The word see is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun see

What does see mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: sees

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

Alternative definition of the noun see

noun

  1. A diocese, archdiocese; a region of a church, generally headed by a bishop, especially an archbishop.
  2. The office of a bishop or archbishop; bishopric or archbishopric

Definition of the verb see

What does see mean as a doing word?

See is the 8th most common verb in the English language.View more statistics!

verb - inflections:

simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular
sawseenseeingsees

  1. perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight
    • examples: 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 | Sam and Sue see the movie
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Stimulus]I saw the play | The crew spotted the island
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Stimulus] [Predicate, object control with bare infinitive]I saw her bake the cake
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Stimulus] [Predicate, object control with -ing]I saw him laughing
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Stimulus] in [Oblique]I sensed the eagerness in him
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Stimulus, how-extraction]I saw how he arrived
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Stimulus, possessive with -ing]I saw their laughing and joking
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Stimulus, that-complement clause]I can see that you are feeling great
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Stimulus, what-extraction]I saw what they did

      Verbs of Perception (with the same syntax): detect, discern, feel, notice, perceive, sense.

    • lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
    • more generic words: comprehend / perceive = to become aware of through the senses
    • more specific terms:
  2. perceive (an idea or situation) mentally
  3. perceive or be contemporaneous with
    • examples: You'll see a lot of cheating in this school | I want to see results
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] as [Predicate, object control with -ing]He characterized him as being smartVerbs with Predicative Complements: characterize, conceive, know, view
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] as [Predicate, small clause]He characterized him to be smart
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] as [Predicate, not sentential clause]He characterized him as smart
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, how-extraction]He described how he could rise to high office
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, wh-infinitive clause]He described how to do it
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Stimulus]I saw the play | The crew spotted the islandVerbs of Perception: detect, discern, feel, notice, perceive, sense
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Stimulus] [Predicate, object control with bare infinitive]I saw her bake the cake
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Stimulus] [Predicate, object control with -ing]I saw him laughing
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Stimulus] in [Oblique]I sensed the eagerness in him
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Stimulus, how-extraction]I saw how he arrived
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Stimulus, possessive with -ing]I saw their laughing and joking
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Stimulus, that-complement clause]I can see that you are feeling great
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Stimulus, what-extraction]I saw what they did
    • lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
    • synonyms of see: find / witness
    • more generic terms: experience / go through = undergo or live through a difficult experience
    • more specific word: catch = become aware of
  4. imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind
  5. deem to be
  6. get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
  7. see or watch
    • examples: see a movie | Sam and Sue see the movie
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
    • synonyms of see: catch / take in / view / watch
    • more generic word: watch = look attentively
    • more specific words:
      • visualise / visualize = view the outline of by means of an X-ray
      • spectate = be a spectator in a sports event
      • preview = watch (a movie or play) before it is released to the general public
  8. come together
  9. find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
    • examples: I want to see whether she speaks French | See whether it works | They see whether there was a traffic accident
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonyms of see: ascertain / check / determine / find out / learn / watch
    • more specific word: test = determine the presence or properties of
  10. be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something
    • example: See that the curtains are closed
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] as [Predicate, object control with -ing]He characterized him as being smart
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] as [Predicate, small clause]He characterized him to be smart
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] as [Predicate, not sentential clause]He characterized him as smart
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, how-extraction]He described how he could rise to high office
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, wh-infinitive clause]He described how to do it

      Verbs with Predicative Complements (with the same syntax): characterize, conceive, know, view.

    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonyms of see: ascertain / assure / check / control / ensure / insure / see to it
    • more generic word: verify = confirm the truth of
    • more specific words:
      • proofread / proof = read for errors
      • control = verify by using a duplicate register for comparison
      • double-check = check once more to be absolutely sure
      • cross-check = check out conflicting sources
      • cinch = make sure of
      • card = ask someone for identification to determine whether he or she is old enough to consume liquor
      • spot-check = pick out random samples for examination in order to ensure high quality
      • cover = maintain a check on
  11. go to see for professional or business reasons
    • examples: You should see a lawyer | We had to see a psychiatrist
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • more generic terms: call / call in / visit = pay a brief visit
  12. go to see for a social visit
    • examples: I went to see my friend Mary the other day | Sam cannot see Sue
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • more generic terms: call / call in / visit = pay a brief visit
  13. go to see a place, as for entertainment
    • example: We went to see the Eiffel Tower in the morning
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonym of see: visit
    • more generic word: tour = make a tour of a certain place
    • more specific term: take in = visit for entertainment
  14. take charge of or deal with
    • example: Could you see about lunch?
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonyms of see: attend / look / take care
    • more generic terms: care / give care = provide care for
    • more specific words:
      • minister = attend to the wants and needs of others
      • tend = have care of or look after
  15. receive as a specified guest
    • examples: the doctor will see you now | The minister doesn't see anybody before noon
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic terms: invite / receive / take in = express willingness to have in one's home or environs
  16. date regularly; have a steady relationship with
  17. see and understand, have a good eye
    • example: The artist must first learn to see
    • lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
  18. deliberate or decide
    • examples: See whether you can come tomorrow | let's see--which movie should we see tonight?
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • more generic terms: consider / debate / deliberate / moot / turn over = think about carefully
  19. observe as if with an eye
  20. observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect
    • example: I must see your passport before you can enter the country
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
    • synonym of see: examine
    • more specific terms:
    • entailment: look = perceive with attention
  21. undergo or live through a difficult experience
  22. accompany or escort
    • example: I'll see you to the door
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonym of see: escort
    • more generic word: accompany = go or travel along with
  23. match or meet
  24. make sense of; assign a meaning to

Places

  1. See a.k.a. Germantown is an area in Northwest Philadelphia. Founded by German Quaker and Mennonite families in 1681 as an independent borough, it was absorbed into Philadelphia in 1854. The area, which is about six miles northwest from the city center, now consists of two neighborhoods: 'Germantown' and 'East Germantown'.
  2. See a.k.a. The Sée is an 78 km long river in the Manche department, Normandy, France, beginning near Sourdeval. It empties into the bay of Mont Saint-Michel in Avranches, close to the mouth of the Sélune river. Another town along the Sée is Brécey.
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  3. See a.k.a. Gillespie Field is a county-owned public airport 10 miles northeast of downtown San Diego, in El Cajon, San Diego County, California.
  4. See a.k.a. Christ Church, Washington Parish: Christ Church — known also as Christ Church, Washington Parish or Christ Church on Capitol Hill — is an historic Episcopal church located at 620 G Street SE in Washington, D.C., USA.
  5. See a.k.a. The Lower Dauphin Street Historic District is a historic district in the city of Mobile, Alabama, United States. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on 9 February 1979. The district encompasses all of Dauphin Street from Water Street to Jefferson Street. It covers 551 acres and contains 736 contributing buildings. The boundaries were increased on 19 February 1982, 30 June 1995, and 14 August 1998. The buildings range in age from the 1820s to the 20th century and include the Federal, Greek Revival, Queen Anne, Italianate, and various other Victorian architectural styles.
  6. See a.k.a. Stolley,William,Homestead and Site of Fort Independence is a Building in Grand Island, Nebraska.

There are other places with in their name, like Holy See, Rot am See, See-Gaster, Feld am See, Hahn am See, Kell am See, Lunz am See, Muhr am See, Plau am See, Zell am See, Dobin am See, Eging am See, Seddiner See, Afritz am See, Dolgen am See, Fuschl am See, Krakow am See, Lochen am See, Oetwil am See and Waging am See.

Music

  1. "See" is the sixth studio album by rock band The Rascals, released in December 1969. It peaked at number 45 on the Billboard 200. Three singles were released from the album although the third "I Believe" b/w "Hold On" was released on Search and Nearness.
    • genre: Rock music
    • released in (45 years ago)
  2. "See" is a musical album of Colin Potter.
    • released in (12 years ago)
  3. "See" is a musical single of Ilija Rudman.
    • released on (5 years ago)
  4. "SEE" is a musical album of Pete Williams.
    • released on
  5. "See" is a musical album of Eyedentity.
    • released on (15 years ago)
  6. "See" is a musical album of Moveknowledgement.
    • released on
  7. "See" is a musical album of The Work.
    • released in (23 years ago)
  8. "See" is a musical album of The Ocean Blue.
    • released on (8 years ago)
  9. "See" a.k.a. "See!" is a musical album of The Datson Four.
    • released in (16 years ago)
  10. "See" is a musical album of Jean-Paul Brodbeck.
  11. "See" is a composition.
  12. "See" is a musical album of The Rascals.
    • released in (8 years ago)
  13. "See" a.k.a. "See!" is a musical album of Holly Throsby.
    • released in (5 years ago)
  14. "See" is a musical album of Crystal Lewis.
    • released in (10 years ago)
  15. "See" is a composition.

Films

  1. "See" is a 2010 short drama animation film written by Molly Cinnamon and directed by Molly Cinnamon and Miranda Kasher.
  2. "See" is a short film, directed by Robin Lehman.
  3. "See" a.k.a. "SEE: An Art Road Trip" is an adventure documentary film directed by Glenn Holsten, Bo Bartlett and Betsy Eby.

Miscellanea

  1. See a.k.a. Seneca Language: Seneca is the language of the Seneca people, one of the Six Nations of the Iroquois League. About 10,000 Seneca live in the United States and Canada, primarily on reservations in western New York, with others living in Oklahoma and near Brantford, Ontario. As of 2013, an active language revitalization program is underway.
    • also known as Seneca
  2. See is a conference series, recurring event.
    • also known as See Conference

Phrases with See

Phrases starting with the word See:

  1. See in
  2. See to
  3. See Ya
  4. See 'ya
  5. see fit
  6. See Mui
  7. See Off
  8. see out
  9. see red
  10. See You
  11. see into
  12. See Over
  13. See Text
  14. See-Thru
  15. See a Man

Phrases ending with the word See:

  1. to see
  2. look-see
  3. Must-See
  4. Let's See

Other phrase containing the word See:

  1. no-see-um

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for See

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Google previewA Dictionary of Zoology (2003)

by Michael Allaby

graptolites See Graptolithina. Graptolithina (graptolites; phylum *Hemichordata) A class of extinct, colonial, marine organisms which secreted a chitinous exoskeleton with characteristic growth ...

Google previewDictionary of Optometry and Visual Science (2014)

by Michel Millodot

Seefluorexon; lamp, Burton; light, Wood's; rose bengal; staining; test, break-up time; test, fluorescein. fluorescein angiography See angiography, fluorescein. fluorescence Property of a substance that, when illuminated absorbs light of a given ...

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Usage statistics about see

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the verb see:

spoken English64.03%written English35.97% conversational speech59.63%task-oriented speech40.37% imaginative writing66.45%informational writing33.55%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb see:

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Quotes about See

i dont see black and white,
i dont see Muslim, and Christian.
i dont see right and left.
i dont see haves, and have nots...
i see hungry mouths,
and starving souls,
and they all look
and smell like me! (Eric Cockrell)
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Scrabble value of S1E1E1

The value of this 3-letter word is 3 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of SEE

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