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see n : the seat within a bishop's diocese where his cathedral is located adv : compare (used in texts to point the reader to another location in the text) [syn: cf., cf, confer, see also]


1 perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight; "You have to be a good observer to see all the details"; "Can you see the bird in that tree?"; "He is blind--he cannot see"
2 perceive (an idea or situation) mentally; "Now I see!"; "I just can't see your point"; "Does she realize how important this decision is?"; "I don't understand the idea" [syn: understand, realize, realise]
3 perceive or be contemporaneous with; "We found Republicans winning the offices"; "You'll see a lot of cheating in this school"; "I want to see results"; "The 1960 saw the rebellion of the younger generation against established traditions"; "I want to see results" [syn: witness, find]
4 imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind; "I can't see him on horseback!"; "I can see what will happen"; "I can see a risk in this strategy" [syn: visualize, visualise, envision, project, fancy, figure, picture, image]
5 deem to be; "She views this quite differently from me"; "I consider her to be shallow"; "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do" [syn: consider, reckon, view, regard]
6 get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally; "I learned that she has two grown-up children"; "I see that you have been promoted" [syn: learn, hear, get word, get wind, pick up, find out, get a line, discover]
7 see or watch; "view a show on television"; "This program will be seen all over the world"; "view an exhibition"; "Catch a show on Broadway"; "see a movie" [syn: watch, view, catch, take in]
8 find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort; "I want to see whether she speaks French"; "See whether it works"; "find out if he speaks Russian"; "Check whether the train leaves on time" [syn: determine, check, find out, ascertain, watch, learn]
9 come together; "I'll probably see you at the meeting"; "How nice to see you again!" [syn: meet, ran into, encounter, run across, come across]
10 be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something; "He verified that the valves were closed"; "See that the curtains are closed"; "control the quality of the product" [syn: check, insure, see to it, ensure, control, ascertain, assure]
11 go to see for professional or business reasons; "You should see a lawyer"; "We had to see a psychiatrist"
12 go to see for a social visit; "I went to see my friend Mary the other day"
13 visit a place, as for entertainment; "We went to see the Eiffel Tower in the morning" [syn: visit]
14 take charge of or deal with; "Could you see about lunch?"; "I must attend to this matter"; "She took care of this business" [syn: attend, take care, look]
15 receive as a specified guest; "the doctor will see you now"; "The minister doesn't see anybody before noon"
16 date regularly; have a steady relationship with; "Did you know that she is seeing an older man?"; "He is dating his former wife again!" [syn: go steady, go out, date]
17 see and understand, have a good eye; "The artist must first learn to see"
18 deliberate or decide; "See whether you can come tomorrow"; "let's see--which movie should we see tonight?"
19 observe as if with an eye; "The camera saw the burglary and recorded it"
20 observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect; "The customs agent examined the baggage"; "I must see your passport before you can enter the country" [syn: examine]
21 go or live through; "We had many trials to go through"; "he saw action in Viet Nam" [syn: experience, undergo, go through]
22 accompany or escort; "I'll see you to the door" [syn: escort]
23 match or meet; "I saw the bet of one of my fellow players"
24 make sense of; assign a meaning to; "What message do you see in this letter?"; "How do you interpret his behavior?" [syn: interpret, construe] [also: seen, saw]seen See see

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  1. past participle of see



Cognate of Finnish sieni and Latvian sēne.


Verb form

  1. past participle of sei

Extensive Definition

Richard Mirando, known as Seen, born 1961 in The Bronx, New York, is one of the most famous American graffiti artists, often referred to as The Godfather of Graffiti.
Seen first started to paint on New York's subway in 1973. His crew "United Artists" (or simply UA) quickly gained the reputation for producing full colour wholecars with members such as PJAY, DUSTER, SIN and his brother MAD.
For the next 16 years his pieces were running across the city and on all lines but especially prominent on the 2, 5 and 6 lines. He was responsible for dozens of whole car top to bottoms many of which have become iconic images of the time.
It was during the very early 1980s that Seen started producing work on canvas, shown by galleries and bought by museums and private collectors across the globe. These include not only solo exhibitions but also group shows with artists such as Keith Haring, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Dondi, Quik, Blade and Lee. Despite the high demand for his work in Europe and constant world travel, Seen continued to hit the New York subway trains right up until 1989, long after many had admitted defeat to the MTA. He was also featured prominently in the PBS 1983 documentary Style Wars.
In the late 1980's Seen also turned his talent to tattoo art, opening TATTOO SEEN which quickly became one of the most successful studios in New York. Seen's recent work includes three dimensional sculpture, mixed media work with reclaimed or discarded materials (often found in the street) and a series of hand painted limited edition MTA New York subway maps. He continues to exhibit worldwide and produce work with, and alongside, artists such as BanksyImage:SEENBANKSY.jpg|
seen in German: Seen (Graffitikünstler)
seen in French: Seen
seen in Spanish: Seen
seen in Swedish: Seen
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