See also: See, SEE, sée, and seë

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English seen, from Old English sēon (to see, look, behold, perceive, observe, discern, understand, know), from Proto-West Germanic *sehwan, from Proto-Germanic *sehwaną (to see), from Proto-Indo-European *sekʷ- (to see, notice).

VerbEdit

see (third-person singular simple present sees, present participle seeing, simple past saw or (dialectal) seen or (dialectal) seent or (dialectal) seed, past participle seen or (dialectal) seent or (dialectal) seed or (dialectal) saw)

  1. (transitive) To perceive or detect someone or something with the eyes, or as if by sight.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter I, in Mr. Pratt's Patients, page 18:
      Pretty soon I struck into a sort of path. [] It twisted and turned, [] and opened out into a big clear space like a lawn. And, back of the lawn, was a big, old-fashioned house, with piazzas stretching in front of it, and all blazing with lights. 'Twas the house I'd seen the roof of from the beach.
    • 1959, Georgette Heyer, chapter 1, in The Unknown Ajax:
      But Richmond [] appeared to lose himself in his own reflections. Some pickled crab, which he had not touched, had been removed with a damson pie; and his sister saw [] that he had eaten no more than a spoonful of that either.
    • 2016, VOA Learning English (public domain)
      I want to see this house!
      (file)
    1. To witness or observe by personal experience.
      Hyponyms: experience, suffer
      Now I've seen it all!
      I have been blind since birth and I love to read Braille. When the books arrive in from the library, I can’t wait to see what stories they have sent me.
    2. To watch (a movie) at a cinema, or a show on television etc.
      I saw the latest Tarantino flick last week.
  2. To form a mental picture of.
    • 2013 August 23, Mark Cocker, “Wings of Desire”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 11, page 28:
      It is not just that we see birds as little versions of ourselves. It is also that, at the same time, they stand outside any moral process. They are utterly indifferent. This absolute oblivion on their part, this lack of sharing, is powerful.
    • 2014 October 14, David Malcolm, “The Great War Re-Remembered: Allohistory and Allohistorical Fiction”, in Martin Löschnigg; Marzena Sokolowska-Paryz, editors, The Great War in Post-Memory Literature and Film[1], Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG., →ISBN, page 173:
      The question of the plausibility of the counter-factual is seen as key in all three discussions of allohistorical fiction (as it is in Demandt's and Ferguson's examinations of allohistory) (cf. Rodiek 25–26; Ritter 15–16; Helbig 32).
    1. (figuratively) To understand.
      Do you see what I mean?
      • 2013 June 28, Joris Luyendijk, “Our banks are out of control”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 3, page 21:
        Seeing the British establishment struggle with the financial sector is like watching an alcoholic [] . Until 2008 there was denial over what finance had become. [] But the scandals kept coming [] . A broad section of the political class now recognises the need for change but remains unable to see the necessity of a fundamental overhaul.
    2. To come to a realization of having been mistaken or misled.
      They're blind to the damage they do, but someday they'll see.
    3. (transitive) To foresee, predict, or prophesy.
      The oracle saw the destruction of the city.
    4. (used in the imperative) Used to emphasise a proposition.
      You see, Johnny, your Dad isn't your real father.
      You're not welcome here any more, see?
  3. (social) To meet, to visit.
    1. To have an interview with; especially, to make a call upon; to visit.
      to go to see a friend
    2. To date frequently.
      I've been seeing her for two months.
    3. To visit for a medical appointment.
      You should see a doctor about that rash on your arm.
      I've been seeing a therapist for three years now.
  4. (transitive; ergative) To be the setting or time of.
    The 20th century saw humanity's first space exploration.
    1999 saw the release of many great films.
    • 1995 June 3, David Sprague, “Buffalo Tom Reaches Crossroads: EastWest Trio At Make-Or-Break Point”, in Billboard, volume 107, number 22, page 9:
      It seems as if every passing year sees the mainstream embrace a longtime cult-favorite alternative rock band.
  5. (by extension) To ensure that something happens, especially while witnessing it.
    I'll see you hang for this!  I saw that they didn't make any more trouble.
  6. (transitive) To wait upon; attend, escort.
    I saw the old lady safely across the road.
    You can see yourself out.
  7. (gambling, transitive) To respond to another player's bet with a bet of equal value.
    I'll see your twenty dollars and raise you ten.
  8. To determine by trial or experiment; to find out (if or whether).
    I'll come over later and see if I can fix your computer.
    You think I can't beat you in a race, eh? We'll see.
  9. (used in the imperative) To reference or to study for further details.
    Step 4: In the system, check out the laptop to the student (see: "Logging Resources" in the Tutor Manual).
    For a complete proof of the Poincaré conjecture, see Appendix C.
  10. To examine something closely, or to utilize something, often as a temporary alternative.
    Can I see that lighter for a second? Mine just quit working.
  11. To include as one of something's experiences.
    The equipment has not seen usage outside of our projects.
    I saw military service in Vietnam.
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Terms derived from see (verb)
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InterjectionEdit

see

  1. Introducing an explanation
    See, in order to win the full prize we would have to come up with a scheme to land a rover on the Moon.
    Synonyms: look, well, so
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English se, see, from Old French sie (seat, throne; town, capital; episcopal see), from Latin sedes (seat), referring to the bishop's throne or chair (compare seat of power) in the cathedral; related to the Latin verb sedere (to sit).

NounEdit

see (plural sees)

  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
  3. A seat; a site; a place where sovereign power is exercised.
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AfrikaansEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch zee, from Middle Dutch sêe, from Old Dutch sēo, from Proto-Germanic *saiwiz.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

see (plural seë)

  1. sea
    Laasweek het ons see toe gegaan.
    Last week we went to the sea.
    Die trekvoëls vlieg oor die berge, oor die see, Lapland toe.
    The migratory birds are flying over the mountains, over the sea, to Sápmi.

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EstonianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *se, ultimately from Proto-Uralic *śe. cognate to Finnish se, Votic se, Erzya се (se, this, that), Khanty си (si, that over yonder; now, then), and Nganasan [script needed] (sete, he, she).

PronounEdit

see (genitive selle, partitive seda)

  1. this
  2. it
  3. (colloquial, somewhat rude) he, she (usually only used when said person is not present)

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FinnishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈseː/, [ˈs̠e̞ː]
  • Rhymes: -eː
  • Syllabification: see

Etymology 1Edit

Compare Swedish ce, English cee, both ultimately from Latin with the c sound changed from a /k/ to a /s/ as is a common change in languages using the Latin alphabet.

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NounEdit

see

  1. cee (The name of the Latin-script letter C.)
    • 1990, Hämäläinen, Eila, Aletaan I: Suomen kielen oppikirja vasta-alkajille (Let's begin I: Finnish textbook for the beginners), Helsinki: Helsingin Yliopisto (University of Helsinki), →ISBN, page 23:
      Luemme kirjaimet näin: aa bee see dee ee äf gee hoo ii jii koo äl äm än oo pee kuu är äs tee uu vee kaksois-vee äks yy tset ruotsalainen oo ää öö
      We read the letters as follows: aa bee see …
Usage notesEdit
  • Speakers often use the corresponding forms of c-kirjain ("letter C, letter c") instead of inflecting this word, especially in plural. The plural forms may get confused with sei (saithe).
DeclensionEdit
Inflection of see (Kotus type 18/maa, no gradation)
nominative see seet
genitive seen seiden
seitten
partitive seetä seitä
illative seehen seihin
singular plural
nominative see seet
accusative nom. see seet
gen. seen
genitive seen seiden
seitten
partitive seetä seitä
inessive seessä seissä
elative seestä seistä
illative seehen seihin
adessive seellä seillä
ablative seeltä seiltä
allative seelle seille
essive seenä seinä
translative seeksi seiksi
instructive sein
abessive seettä seittä
comitative seineen
Possessive forms of see (type maa)
possessor singular plural
1st person seeni seemme
2nd person seesi seenne
3rd person seensä
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Etymology 2Edit

Colloquial counting number
7. Previous: kuu
Next: kasi

< seitsemän

NumeralEdit

see

  1. (colloquial, counting) seven

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Etymology 3Edit

From Proto-Finnic *se. Compare Estonian see.

PronounEdit

see

  1. (dialectal, rare, Southwest) Synonym of se.

AnagramsEdit


FriulianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the verb seâ. Compare Italian sega, Venetian siega, French scie.

NounEdit

see f (plural seis)

  1. saw

Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch sēo, from Proto-Germanic *saiwiz.

NounEdit

sêe f or m

  1. sea

InflectionEdit

Weak feminine
Singular Plural
Nominative sêe sêwen
Accusative sêe sêwen
Genitive sêwen sêwen
Dative sêe, sêwen sêwen

DescendantsEdit

  • Dutch: zee f
    • Afrikaans: see
    • Berbice Creole Dutch: sei
    • Javindo: see
    • Negerhollands: see
    • Saramaccan:
    • Sranan Tongo: se
  • Limburgish: zieë f
  • West Flemish: zji m or f, zêe

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Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English .

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NounEdit

see (plural sees)

  1. sea, ocean
  2. A body of water, a lake
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Etymology 2Edit

From Old French sei, from Latin sedes.

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NounEdit

see (plural sees)

  1. seat, chair
  2. dwelling, residence
  3. A royal or episcopal chair
  4. A royal or episcopal polity or realm
  5. A royal or episcopal residence
  6. (Christianity) The Kingdom of Heaven.
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North FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Frisian , from Proto-West Germanic *saiwi. Cognates include Dutch zee.

NounEdit

see m (plural seen)

  1. (Föhr-Amrum) lake

ScotsEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English seen, from Old English sēon, from Proto-West Germanic *sehwan. Cognate with English see.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

see (third-person singular present sees, present participle seein, past saw, seed, past participle seen)

  1. to see

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ see, v.” in the Dictionary of the Scots Language, Edinburgh: Scottish Language Dictionaries.

TetumEdit

VerbEdit

see

  1. to turn, to present

West FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Frisian , from Proto-West Germanic *saiwi.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

see c (plural seeën, diminutive seeke)

  1. sea

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Further readingEdit

  • see”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011