Definition of Sighting

1. Noun. The act of observing. "Several sightings of enemy troops were reported"

Generic synonyms: Observance, Observation, Watching
Specialized synonyms: Landfall
Derivative terms: Sight



Definition of Sighting

1. Noun. The act of catching sight of something, especially something searched for ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of sight) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sighting

1. an observation [n -S] - See also: observation

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sighting

sight reading
sight reads
sight translation
sight triangle
sight unseen
sight word
sight words
sighted
sightedness
sighter
sighters
sightful
sightfulness
sighthound
sighthounds
sighting (current term)
sightings
sightless
sightlessly
sightlessness
sightlessnesses
sightlier
sightliest
sightline
sightlines
sightliness
sightlinesses
sightly
sightproof
sightread

Literary usage of Sighting

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Small Arms Firing Manual 1913 by United States War Dept (1914)
"The value of the sighting drills and the position and aiming drills can not ... The sighting drills will be given to all soldiers who have not qualified as ..."

2. An Officer's Notes by Ralph Middleton Parker (1917)
"sighting SHOTS When prescribed, sighting shots will be taken and can not be omitted. When for any reason not the fault-of the soldier he is unable or not ..."

3. Records Relating to American Prisoners of War and Missing in Action from the edited by Charles E. Schamel (1997)
"Arranged by DIA Live sighting Source Numbers. The records consist of the declassified documents ... DIA live sighting reports are numbered from 1 to 15313. ..."

4. Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum (1901)
"... ho! with a friendly gale—A month's free sailing with the Southern Cross and the sun for guides—sighting the Marquesas — Experience in reckoning. ..."

5. Topographic Stadia Surveying: A Manual with Reduction Tables and a New Type by Carl Ewald Grunsky (1917)
"Unclamping and sighting could then be followed, as with a transit, ... The Amount of Error when the sighting Point does not Bisect the Intercept. ..."

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