from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The faculty or act of clearly perceiving and understanding external things.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Sight for that which is on the outside; the ability or capacity to perceive or anticipate external things; view; outlook; perspective; power of observation.
- n. Expectation; prospect.
- n. Movable goods kept out of doors, such as animals, ploughs, carts, and other implements of husbandry.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Sight for that which is without; outlook; power of observation.
- In Scots law, in the phrase outsight plenishing, a designation given to outdoor movables, as horses, cows, and oxen, or plows, carts, and other implements of husbandry.
From out- + sight. Cognate with Dutch uitzicht ("view, prospect, outlook"), German Aussicht ("view, prospect, chance, outlook, perspective"), Swedish utsikt ("view, outlook, prospect"). (Wiktionary)