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1 a person with unusual powers of foresight [syn: visionary, illusionist]
2 an observer who perceives visually; "an incurable seer of movies"
3 an authoritative person who divines the future [syn: prophet, oracle, vaticinator]

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From the verb to see.


  1. someone who sees something; an eyewitness
  2. someone who foretells the future; a clairvoyant, prophet, soothsayer or diviner


someone who sees something; an eyewitness
someone who foretells the future

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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