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seer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n seer an authoritative person who divines the future
    • n seer an observer who perceives visually "an incurable seer of movies"
    • n seer a person with unusual powers of foresight
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Seer sēr A person who foresees events; a prophet.
    • n Seer sē"ẽr One who sees.
    • a Seer sēr Sore; painful.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n seer One who sees.
    • n seer A prophet; a person who foresees or foretells future events.
    • n seer Specifically, one supposed to be gifted with second sight.
    • n seer = Syn.2. Soothsayer, etc. See prophet.
    • seer An obsolete spelling of sear.
    • seer See sere.
    • n seer 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 seer In Bombay, a dry measure equal to 1.41 liters; in Ceylon, a liquid measure equal to 1.14 liters.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Seer one who sees or who foresees, a prophet
    • n Seer sēr one who foresees events: a prophet: a soothsayer
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From See

Usage

In literature:

And squadrons here and squadrons there appear; Rebellion is the burden of the seer.
"The Works Of John Dryden, Vol. 7 (of 18)" by John Dryden
They are the seers, they the heroes!
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 4, No. 23, September, 1859" by Various
So spake the seer, and as he spake, is done.
"The Iliad of Homer" by Homer
It was used in ancient times by the seers, and through it they received revelations of things past and future.
"A Young Folks' History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" by Nephi Anderson
The seer had seen very little, after all.
"Foes" by Mary Johnston
Will a perhaps starving democracy support materially its Soviet of seers?
"Some Turns of Thought in Modern Philosophy" by George Santayana
Again more mice were seered over before the fire was stamped out hastily.
"The Heart of the Desert" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
What dreams our old men dream, what visions float into the minds of our seers!
"Art" by Clive Bell
SEERS, WHEREOF HIMSELF WAS EAR-AND EYE-WITNESS.
"Folk-Lore and Legends Scotland" by Anonymous
From this time forth Daniel became a seer.
"Michelangelo" by Estelle M. Hurll
Here was Rembrandt the seer, the man who had suffered.
"Rembrandt" by Mortimer Menpes
This prophecy was uttered by the old seer Telmissus soon after the king's death.
"History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 10 (of 12)" by S. Rappoport
But the jungle was gone; the vision had faded with the seer.
"Everybody's Lonesome" by Clara E. Laughlin
Israel stood before a huge illuminated screen, in the midst of a gaping company of sight seers.
"The Three Brides, Love in a Cottage, and Other Tales" by Francis A. Durivage
Donkeys cantered by, bearing agitated or exultant sight-seers, and pursued by shouting donkey-boys.
"Bella Donna" by Robert Hichens
This last era was beginning to dawn, and in many places Joachim's words were regarded as the prophecies of a seer.
"The Evolution of Love" by Emil Lucka
Thou and I also were the seer and seen, When none beside existed.
"Hindustani Lyrics" by Various
Then, with a sigh, he applied himself to his business of seer.
"Pieces of Eight" by Richard le Gallienne
The ancient seers dreamed of Nirvana.
"The Victim" by Thomas Dixon
He is bard and prophet, seer and savior.
"The Last Harvest" by John Burroughs
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In poetry:

In the seer's hollow eye,
In the maiden's faithful soul,
In youth who did not fear to die,
Men saw that strange control.
"The Mysteries Of Eleusis" by Annie Adams Fields
No prophet speaks to calm our woes,
But all the seers mourn;
There's not a soul amongst us knows
The time of thy return.
"Psalm LXXIV: Will God For Ever Cast Us Off?" by Isaac Watts
And the Watchman he stood mourning,
Over Judah's seer that day;
As up on Bethlehem's hillside,
They wound their weary way.
"The Easter Man" by Frank Barbour Coffin
"E'en then, when o'er the heath of wo,
Where sunk my hopes of love and fame,
I bade my harp's wild wailings flow
On me the Seer's sad spirit came.
"Glenfinlas; or, Lord Ronald's Coronach" by Sir Walter Scott
Brave Cameron, it needs not the lore of the seer,
In this the bright dawn of thy youthful career,
To tell what the future for thee has in store,
"For coming events cast their shadows before."
"Brave Angus Cameron" by Janet Hamilton
That is the heart for thoughtful seer,
Watching, in trance nor dark nor clear,
Th' appalling Future as it nearer draws:
His spirit calmed the storm to meet,
Feeling the rock beneath his feet,
And tracing through the cloud th' eternal Cause.
"Twenty-First Sunday After Trinity" by John Keble

In news:

Album cover for The Seer .
He's no replacement seer .
Seer Outfitters, a clothing company that gives 100% of its profits to the Kyle Korver Foundation, is selling merchandise at Tulip Time this year.
Culture Ken Gay, Seer of Music Behind Super Bowl Halftime Show, To Speak at TechVille.
INTERVIEWS Swans Crafting Double-Disc Opus 'The Seer ' With Help From Karen O.
Seer will direct The Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre Nov 7 – 14, 2011.
Trend Seer and Business Socialist.
First DC-Powered High SEER Air Conditioner Introduced Jan 26, 2010 Printable format Email this Article Search.
York Introduces Smallest 13 SEER A/C Feb 2, 2006 Printable format Email this Article Search.
The Unitary Products Group of York introduced the York(R) 2 MicroChannel MiniCube 13 SEER Air Conditioner, said to be the smallest 13 SEER product in the industry.
Seer Group players share more than music.
Seering, age 99, (working on a 100), of Berthoud went to heaven on July 23, 2010 at Good Samaritan Village in Loveland.
Seer will direct The Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre Nov 7 – 14, 2011.
What the Seer Sees in the Short Term.
Hogle Zoo's Football Seer: Elijah the Orangutan .
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In science:

Die kwa ntumtoestand van die hele S word gespesi fiseer deur 2N komplekse getalle (die waarskynlikheidsamplitudes), een vir elke rytjie (basisvektor) van N nulle en ene.
Quantum computing (Kwantumberekening)
Ons sal dikwels ’n natuurlike getal met sy bin ˆere voorstell ing identi fiseer.
Quantum computing (Kwantumberekening)
Kwantum-heuristieke (nie kwantumalgoritmes soos hier gespesi fiseer) vir HRP is al voorgestel, maar daar besta an ook klassieke heuristieke vir hierdie probleem.
Quantum computing (Kwantumberekening)
Observers see (and seers observe) faculae (Sheeley and Warren 2006) and granulation (Vazquez Ramio et al. 2005) directly on the sun (because they are close to it) but must infer existence on other stars from micro-variability (Regulo et al. 2005).
Astrophysics in 2006
Using data from Medicare and the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) program of the U.S.
An exact adaptive test with superior design sensitivity in an observational study of treatments for ovarian cancer
Sceptics are outcasts when enthusiasm reigns, and seers when the chill sets in.
The APEX/EPOS Quandary: the Way Out via Low Energy Studies
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