adj BrE
able to see objects or read things clearly only when they are far from your eyes
American Equivalent: far-sighted

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Long-sighted — Long sight ed, a. 1. Able to see objects at a great distance; hence, having great foresight; sagacious; farseeing. [1913 Webster] 2. Able to see objects distinctly at a distance, but not close at hand; hypermetropic. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • long-sighted — adjective BRITISH FARSIGHTED ─ opposite NEARSIGHTED …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • long-sighted — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ unable to see things clearly if they are relatively close to the eyes …   English terms dictionary

  • long-sighted — ADJ GRADED Long sighted people cannot see things clearly that are close to them, and therefore need to wear glasses. [BRIT] My husband is extremely long sighted while I am very short sighted. Ant: short sighted (in AM, use far sighted) …   English dictionary

  • long-sighted — long sightedness, n. /lawng suy tid, long /, adj. 1. farsighted; hypermetropic. 2. having great foresight; foreseeing remote results. [1780 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • long-sighted — long′ sight′ed adj. 1) farsighted 2) having great foresight • Etymology: 1780–90 long′ sight′ed•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • long-sighted eye — toliaregė akis statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. hypermetropic eye; long sighted eye vok. weitsichtiges Auge, n rus. гиперметропический глаз, m; дальнозоркий глаз, m pranc. œil hypermétrope, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • long-sighted — /ˈlɒŋ saɪtəd / (say long suytuhd) adjective 1. far sighted; hypermetropic. 2. having great foresight; foreseeing remote results. Compare far sighted (def. 3). –long sightedness, noun …  

  • long-sighted — adj. far sighted, affected with hyperopia (condition in which vision for distant objects is clearer than for nearby objects); having great foresight, seeing long into the future; shrewd, sagacious …   English contemporary dictionary

  • long-sighted — a. 1. Far sighted. 2. Sagacious, far seeing, discerning …   New dictionary of synonyms

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