See

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

See \See\, noun [OE. se, see, OF. se, sed, sied, fr. L. sedes a seat, or the kindred sedere to sit. See {Sit}, and cf. {Siege}.]

1. A seat; a site; a place where sovereign power is exercised. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

Jove laughed on Venus from his sovereign see. --Spenser.

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 archbishop; a province or jurisdiction of an archbishop; 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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

See \See\, verb (used without an object)

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. xlv. 24.

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 calculation.

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 it.

{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 fire.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

See \See\ (s[=e]), verb (used with an object) [imp. {Saw} (s[add]); p. p. {Seen} (s[=e]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Seeing}.] [OE. seen, sen, seon, AS. se['o]n; akin to OFries. s[imac]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. "e'pesqai, Skr. sac. Cf. {Sight}, {Sue} 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 now 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 ascertain.

Go, I pray thee, see whether it be well with thy brethren. --Gen. xxxvii. 14.

Jesus saw that he answered discreetly. --Mark xii. 34.

Who's so gross That seeth not this palpable device? --Shak.

3. To follow with the eyes, or as with the eyes; to watch; to regard attentively; to look after. --Shak.

I had a mind to see him out, and therefore did not care for contradicting 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 until the day of his death. --1 Sam. xv. 35.

5. To fall in with; to meet or associate 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. 51.

Improvement in wisdom and prudence by seeing men. --Locke.

6. To accompany in person; to escort; to wait upon; as, to see one home; to see one aboard the cars.

7. In poker and similar games at cards, to meet (a bet), or to equal the bet of (a player), by staking the same sum. "I'll see you and raise you ten." [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

{God you see} (or {God him see} or {God me see}, etc.), 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, work 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 WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

see

noun

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

verb

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 (an idea or situation) mentally; "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}, {see}]

3: perceive or be contemporaneous with; "We found Republicans winning the offices"; "You'll see a lot of cheating in this school"; "The 1960's saw the rebellion of the younger generation against established traditions"; "I want to see results" [syn: {witness}, {find}, {see}]

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}, {visualise}, {envision}, {project}, {fancy}, {see}, {figure}, {picture}, {image}]

5: deem to be; "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: {see}, {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}, {see}]

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}, {see}, {catch}, {take in}]

8: come together; "I'll probably see you at the meeting"; "How nice to see you again!" [syn: {meet}, {run into}, {encounter}, {run across}, {come across}, {see}]

9: 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}, {see}, {ascertain}, {watch}, {learn}]

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: {see}, {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: go to see a place, as for entertainment; "We went to see the Eiffel Tower in the morning" [syn: {visit}, {see}]

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}, {see}]

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}, {see}]

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}, {see}]

21: go or live through; "We had many trials to go through"; "he saw action in Viet Nam" [syn: {experience}, {see}, {go through}]

22: accompany or escort; "I'll see you to the door" [syn: {see}, {escort}]

23: match or meet; "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}, {see}]


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