from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that sees.
  • noun A clairvoyant.
  • noun A prophet.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • See sere.
  • noun In Bombay, a dry measure equal to 1.41 liters; in Ceylon, a liquid measure equal to 1.14 liters.
  • noun One who sees.
  • noun A prophet; a person who foresees or foretells future events.
  • noun Specifically, one supposed to be gifted with second sight.
  • noun = Syn.2. Soothsayer, etc. See prophet.
  • noun An East Indian weight, of varying value in different places, but officially determined in the Presidency of Bengal to be equal to 80 tolas, or about 2½ pounds troy.
  • An obsolete spelling of sear.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who sees.
  • adjective Prov. Eng. Sore; painful.
  • noun A person who foresees events; a prophet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative form of sihr.
  • noun Agent noun of see; one who sees something; an eyewitness.
  • noun Someone who foretells the future; a clairvoyant, prophet, soothsayer or diviner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an authoritative person who divines the future
  • noun an observer who perceives visually
  • noun a person with unusual powers of foresight


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See sihr.

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see +‎ -er (“agent suffix”).


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  • Etymology: Hindi ser; perhaps akin to Persian seer. a unit of weight

    August 31, 2009