from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who is fond of, or who goes to see, sights or curiosities: as, the streets were crowded with eager sight-seers.

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

  • noun One given to seeing sights or noted things, or eager for novelties or curiosities.

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

  • noun a tourist who is visiting sights of interest


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  • Amsterdam is as good as Venice, with a superadded humor and grotesqueness, which gives the sight-seer the most singular zest and pleasure.

    Roundabout Papers

  • Shall it be whispered in awe-stricken undertone that the impression of a bull-ring is what lingers in the memory of the honest sight-seer from his first glance at the edifice?

    Familiar Spanish Travels

  • “Ping-ah” of the blacks, one of the most singular and interesting features that these reefs have for the sight-seer.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • He was an insatiable sight-seer then, and a persevering one.

    Mark Twain: A Biography

  • Henrietta proved an indestructible sight-seer and a more lenient judge than Ralph had ventured to hope.

    The Portrait of a Lady

  • 'Wouldn't you think he was a casual sight-seer, poking around out of curiosity?'

    In The Frame

  • No morbid sight-seer risked his neck groping round the dark sidewalks, and there was no sound save of dripping water falling from the branches of the tulip tree.

    The Tiger in the Smoke

  • If I came as a sight-seer I went away in the mood of

    A Wayfarer in China Impressions of a trip across West China and Mongolia

  • Page 12 this porch, so prominently exposed to the eyes of every sight-seer, as a storehouse for festival apparatus, _etc_.

    The American Journal of Archaeology, 1893-1

  • Every one who has been in India has visited the capital of the Moguls, whose wealth of splendid buildings would alone have rendered it a supreme attraction for the sight-seer, even had it not played the part it did in the Mutiny, and been memorable as the scene of the storming of the Kashmir Gate and the death of John Nicholson.

    A Holiday in the Happy Valley with Pen and Pencil


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