To try to see, to pay attention to with one’s eyes.
“Look at my new car!”
“Don’t look in the closet.”
To appear, to seem.
“It looks as if it’s going to rain soon.”
To give an appearance of being.
“That painting looks nice.”
To search for, to try to find.
To face or present a view.
“The hotel looks over the valleys of the HinduKush.”
To expect or anticipate.
“I look to each hour for my lover’s arrival.”
To express or manifest by a look.
To make sure of, to see to.
To show oneself in looking.
“Look out of the window [i.e. lean out] while I speak to you.”
To look at; to turn the eyes toward.
To seek; to search for.
To influence, overawe, or subdue by looks or presence.
“to look down opposition”
To look at a pitch as a batter without swinging at it.
“The fastball caught him looking.”
“Clem Labine struck Mays out looking at his last at bat.”
“It’s unusual for Mays to strike out looking. He usually takes a cut at it.”
“Look, I’m going to explain what to do, so you have to listen closely.”
The action of looking, an attempt to see.
“Let’s have a look under the hood of the car.”
Physical appearance, visual impression.
“She got her mother’s looks.”
“I don’t like the look of the new design.”
A facial expression.
“He gave me a dirty look.”
“If looks could kill …”
To perceive or detect with the eyes, or as if by sight.
To form a mental picture of.
To witness or observe by personal experience.
“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.”
“I saw military service in Vietnam.”
“Do you see what I mean?”
To meet, to visit.
To come to a realization of having been mistaken or misled.
“They’re blind to the damage they do, but someday they’ll see.”
To have an interview with; especially, to make a call upon; to visit.
“to go to see a friend”
To be the setting or time of.
“The 20th century saw humanity’s first space exploration.”
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.”
To respond to another player’s bet with a bet of equal value.
“I’ll see your twenty dollars and raise you ten.”
To foresee, predict, or prophesy.
“The oracle saw the destruction of the city.”
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.”
Used to emphasise a proposition.
“You see, Johnny, your Dad isn’t your real dad.”
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).”
“This article is about the insect. For the English rock band, see [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles The Beatles].”
“For a complete proof of the Poincaré conjecture, see Appendix C.”
Directing the audience to pay attention to the following
“See here, fellas, there’s no need for all this rucus!”
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.”
A diocese, archdiocese; a region of a church, generally headed by a bishop, especially an archbishop.
The office of a bishop or archbishop; bishopric or archbishopric
A seat; a site; a place where sovereign power is exercised.
perceive with the eyes; discern visually
“Andrew couldn’t see out of his left eye”
“in the distance she could see the blue sea”
“I can’t see into the future”
be or become aware of something from observation or from a written or other visual source
“I see from your appraisal report that you have asked for training”
be a spectator of (a film, game, or other entertainment); watch
“I went to see King Lear at the Old Vic”
refer to (a specified source) for further information (used as a direction in a text)
“elements are usually classified as metals or non-metals (see chapter 11)”
discern or deduce after reflection or from information; understand
“I can’t see any other way to treat it”
“she could see what Rhoda meant”
“I saw that perhaps he was right”
ascertain after inquiring, considering, or discovering an outcome
“I’ll go along to the club and see if I can get a game”
regard in a specified way
“he saw himself as a good teacher”
“you and I see things differently”
find good or attractive qualities in (someone)
“I don’t know what I see in you”
view or predict as a possibility; envisage
“I can’t see him earning any more anywhere else”
used to ascertain or express comprehension, agreement, or continued attention, or to emphasize that an earlier prediction was correct
“see, I told you I’d come”
“it has to be the answer, don’t you see?”
experience or witness (an event or situation)
“I shall not live to see it”
“I can’t bear to see you so unhappy”
be the time or setting of (something)
“the 1970s saw the beginning of a technological revolution”
meet (someone one knows) socially or by chance
“I saw Colin last night”
visit (a person or place)
“see Alaska in style”
“I went to see Caroline”
meet regularly as a boyfriend or girlfriend
“some guy she was seeing was messing her around”
consult (a specialist or professional)
“you may need to see a solicitor”
give an interview or consultation to
“the doctor will see you now”
escort or conduct (someone) to a specified place
“don’t bother seeing me out”
“see that no harm comes to him”
“Lucy saw to it that everyone got enough to eat”
(in poker or brag) equal the bet of (an opponent) and require them to reveal their cards in order to determine who has won the hand.
the place in which a cathedral church stands, identified as the seat of authority of a bishop or archbishop.