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SEER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does seer mean? 

SEER (noun)
  The noun SEER has 3 senses:

1. a person with unusual powers of foresight
2. an observer who perceives visually
3. an authoritative person who divines the future

  Familiarity information: SEER used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SEER (noun)


Sense 1seer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person with unusual powers of foresight

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

illusionist; seer; visionary

Hypernyms ("seer" is a kind of...):

intellect; intellectual (a person who uses the mind creatively)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "seer"):

anticipant; anticipator (one who anticipates)

diviner (someone who claims to discover hidden knowledge with the aid of supernatural powers)

fantast; futurist (someone who predicts the future)

forecaster; predictor; prognosticator; soothsayer (someone who makes predictions of the future (usually on the basis of special knowledge))


Sense 2seer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An observer who perceives visually

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Context example:

an incurable seer of movies

Hypernyms ("seer" is a kind of...):

beholder; observer; perceiver; percipient (a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses)


Sense 3seer [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An authoritative person who divines the future

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

oracle; prophesier; prophet; vaticinator; seer

Hypernyms ("seer" is a kind of...):

diviner (someone who claims to discover hidden knowledge with the aid of supernatural powers)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "seer"):

augur; auspex ((ancient Rome) a religious official who interpreted omens to guide public policy)

prophetess (a woman prophet)

sibyl ((ancient Rome) a woman who was regarded as an oracle or prophet)


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