sighting


sighting
noun
ADJECTIVE
confirmed, unconfirmed
possible
reported
rare
celebrity (AmE), UFO
VERB + SIGHTING
have

We now have three confirmed sightings of an enemy plane.

report
follow up (esp. BrE), investigate

The police are now following up a reported sighting of the man's car.

PREPOSITION
sighting of

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • sighting — index detection, discovery Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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  • sighting — n. a confirmed; radar; visual sighting * * * [ saɪtɪŋ] radar visual sighting a confirmed …   Combinatory dictionary

  • sighting — sight|ing [ˈsaıtıŋ] n an occasion on which something is seen, especially something rare or something that people are hoping to see sighting of ▪ There were two unconfirmed sightings of UFOs in the area. ▪ Where was the latest sighting? …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sighting — [[t]sa͟ɪtɪŋ[/t]] sightings N COUNT: oft N of n A sighting of something, especially something unusual or unexpected is an occasion on which it is seen. ...the sighting of a rare sea bird at Lundy island... The National Weather Service has reported …   English dictionary

  • sighting — UK [ˈsaɪtɪŋ] / US noun [countable] Word forms sighting : singular sighting plural sightings an occasion when you see something, especially something unusual or something that you have been looking for …   English dictionary

  • Sighting — Sight Sight, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sighted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sighting}.] 1. To get sight of; to see; as, to sight land; to sight a wreck. Kane. [1913 Webster] 2. To look at through a sight; to see accurately; as, to sight an object, as a star.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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