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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

See \See\, v. t. [imp. {Saw}; p. p. {Seen}; 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. ??????, Skr. sac. Cf. {Sight}, {Sun} 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 new 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

Go, I pray thee, see whether it be well with thy
brethren. --Gen. xxxvii.

Jesus saw that he answered discreetly. --Mark xii.

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 attentivelly; to look after. --Shak.

I had a mind to see him out, and therefore did not
care for centradicting him. --Addison.

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 untill the day
of his death. --1 Sam. xv.

5. To fall in 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.

Improvement in visdom 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.

{God you} ({him, or me}, etc.) {see}, God keep you (him, me,
etc.) in his sight; God protect you. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

{To see} (anything) {out}, to see (it) to the end; to be
present 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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

See \See\, n. [OE. se, see, OF. se, sed, sied, fr. L. sedes a
seat, or the kindred sedere to sit. See {Sit}, and cf.
1. A seat; a site; a place where sovereign power is
exercised. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

Jove laughed on Venus from his sovereign see.

2. Specifically:
(a) The seat of episcopal power; a diocese; the
jurisdiction of a bishop; as, the see of New York.
(b) The seat of an archibishop; a province or jurisdiction
of an archibishop; as, an archiepiscopal see.
(c) The seat, place, or office of the pope, or Roman
pontiff; as, the papal see.
(d) The pope or his court at Rome; as, to appeal to the
see of Rome.

{Apostolic see}. See under {Apostolic}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

See \See\, v. i.
1. To have the power of sight, or of perceiving by the proper
organs; to possess or employ the sense of vision; as, he
sees distinctly.

Whereas I was blind, now I see. --John ix. 25.

2. Figuratively: To have intellectual apprehension; to
perceive; to know; to understand; to discern; -- often
followed by a preposition, as through, or into.

For judgment I am come into this world, that they
which see not might see; and that they which see
might be made blind. --John ix. 39.

Many sagacious persons will find us out, . . . and
see through all our fine pretensions. --Tillotson.

3. To be attentive; to take care; to give heed; -- generally
with to; as, to see to the house.

See that ye fall not out by the way. --Gen. xiv.

Note: Let me see, Let us see, are used to express
consideration, or to introduce the particular
consideration of a subject, or some scheme or

Cassio's a proper man, let me see now, - To get
his place. --Shak.

Note: See is sometimes used in the imperative for look, or
behold. ``See. see! upon the banks of Boyne he
stands.'' --Halifax.

{To see about a thing}, to pay attention to it; to consider

{To see on}, to look at. [Obs.] ``She was full more blissful
on to see.'' --Chaucer.

{To see to}.
(a) To look at; to behold; to view. [Obs.] ``An altar by
Jordan, a great altar to see to'' --Josh. xxii. 10.
(b) To take care about; to look after; as, to see to a

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

See \See\, v. t.
In poker and similar games at cards, to meet (a bet), or to
equal the bet of (a player), by staking the same sum.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n : the seat within a bishop's diocese where his cathedral is
adv : compare (used in texts to point the reader to another
location in the text) [syn: {cf.}, {cf}, {confer}, {see
v 1: 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 mentally, as of an idea; "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 with any or all of one's senses; "We found
Republicans winning the offices"; "You'll see a lot of
cheating in this school"; give rise to or be characterized
by; "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}, {envision}, {project},
{fancy}, {figure}, {picture}, {image}]
5: consider or deem to be; regard; "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
22: accompany or escort: "I'll see you to the door" [syn: {escort}]
23: match or meet in card games; "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}]

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