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See (?), n. [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.
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Jove laughed on Venus from his sovereign see. Spenser.
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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.
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Apostolic see. See under Apostolic.
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See (s&ē;), v. t. [imp. Saw (s&asuml_;); p. p. Seen (s&ē;n); p. pr. & vb. n. Seeing.] [OE. seen, sen, seon, AS. seón; akin to OFries. s&ī;a, D. zien, OS. & OHG. sehan, G. sehen, Icel. sj&ā;, Sw. se, Dan. see, Goth. saíhwan, 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.
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I will now turn aside, and see this great sight. Ex. iii. 3.
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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.
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Go, I pray thee, see whether it be well with thy brethren. Gen. xxxvii. 14.
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Jesus saw that he answered discreetly. Mark xii. 34.
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Who's so gross
That seeth not this palpable device?
Shak.
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3. To follow with the eyes, or as with the eyes; to watch; to regard attentively; to look after. Shak.
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I had a mind to see him out, and therefore did not care for contradicting him. Addison.
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4. To have an interview with; especially, to make a call upon; to visit; as, to go to see a friend.
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And Samuel came no more to see Saul until the day of his death. 1 Sam. xv. 35.
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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.
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Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen evil. Ps. xc. 15.
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Verily, verily, I say unto you, if a man keep my saying, he shall never see death. John viii. 51.
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Improvement in wisdom and prudence by seeing men. Locke.
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6. To accompany in person; to escort; to wait upon; as, to see one home; to see one aboard the cars.
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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.”
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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.
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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.
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Whereas I was blind, now I see. John ix. 25.
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2. Figuratively: To have intellectual apprehension; to perceive; to know; to understand; to discern; -- often followed by a preposition, as through, or into.
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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.
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Many sagacious persons will find us out, . . . and see through all our fine pretensions. Tillotson.
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3. To be attentive; to take care; to give heed; -- generally with to; as, to see to the house.
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See that ye fall not out by the way. Gen. xlv. 24.
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&hand_; 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.
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Cassio's a proper man, let me see now, -
To get his place.
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&hand_; See is sometimes used in the imperative for look, or behold. “See. see! upon the banks of Boyne he stands.” Halifax.
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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 toJosh. xxii. 10. (b) To take care about; to look after; as, to see to a fire.
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