from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that sees: an inveterate seer of sights.
  • n. A clairvoyant.
  • n. A prophet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Sore; painful.
  • n. One who sees.
  • n. A person who foresees events; a prophet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An obsolete spelling of sear.
  • See sere.
  • n. One who sees.
  • n. A prophet; a person who foresees or foretells future events.
  • n. Specifically, one supposed to be gifted with second sight.
  • n. = Syn.2. Soothsayer, etc. See prophet.
  • n. 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.
  • n. In Bombay, a dry measure equal to 1.41 liters; in Ceylon, a liquid measure equal to 1.14 liters.

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

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


see +‎ -er (“agent suffix”). (Wiktionary)
See sihr. (Wiktionary)



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

    August 31, 2009