- an instance of seeing or beholding; visual inspection.
- sight; vision.
- range of sight or vision: Several running deer came into the view of the hunters.
- a sight or prospect of a landscape, the sea, etc.: His apartment affords a view of the park.
- a picture or photograph of something: The postcard bears a view of Vesuvius.
- a particular manner of looking at something: From a practical view, the situation presents several problems.
- contemplation or consideration of a matter with reference to action: a project in view.
- aim, intention, or purpose.
- prospect; expectation: the view for the future.
- a sight afforded of something from a position stated or qualified: a bird's-eye view.
- a general account or description of a subject.
- a conception of a thing; opinion; theory: His view was not supported by the facts.
- a survey; inspection: a view of Restoration comedy.
- to see; watch: to view a movie.
- to look at; survey; inspect: to view the construction of a road.
- to contemplate mentally; consider: to view the repercussions of a decision.
- to regard in a particular light or as specified: She views every minor setback as a disaster.
- Fox Hunting. to sight (a fox).
- in view,
- within range of vision.
- under consideration.
- as an end sought: She went over the material with the scholarship examination in view.
- in view of, in consideration of; on account of: In view of the circumstances, it seems best to wait until tomorrow.
- on view, in a place for public inspection; on exhibition: The latest models of automobiles are now on view.
- with a view to,
- with the aim or intention of.
- with the expectation or hope of: They saved their money with a view to being able to buy a house someday.
Origin of view
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Examples from the Web for view
In his view, a writer has only one duty: to be present in his books.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President
January 9, 2015
Guy Molinari, a former Staten Island borough president, pushed back against that view.Will Dirty Pol Vito Fossella Replace Dirty Pol Michael Grimm?
December 31, 2014
And the more she is forced to recount, the more her grasp of reality slips, or heightens, depending on your point of view.A Novel Nearly Impossible to Review
December 28, 2014
This view is known as “theistic evolution” and is widely embraced by educated evangelicals.2014: Revenge of the Creationists
Karl W. Giberson
December 27, 2014
He has not changed his view in prison despite the enormous pressure exerted on him by the regime.Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015
December 25, 2014
There was no thought that ye should part till you had some purpose in view.The Armourer's Prentices
Charlotte M. Yonge
From the summit of Mount Margaret the view was very extensive.
Ascended a red-topped peak close to our bivouac and got a view ahead.
In view of the violence you made use of, I consider that you owe my son an apology.Brave and Bold
The view was very extensive but not promising--spinifex being in every direction.
- the act of seeing or observing; an inspection
- vision or sight, esp range of visionthe church is out of view
- a scene, esp of a fine tract of countrysidethe view from the top was superb
- a pictorial representation of a scene, such as a photograph
- (sometimes plural) opinion; thoughtmy own view on the matter differs from yours
- chance or expectationthe policy has little view of success
- (foll by to) a desired end or intentionhe has a view to securing further qualifications
- a general survey of a topic, subject, etca comprehensive view of Shakespearean literature
- visual aspect or appearancethey look the same in outward view
- a formal inspection by a jury of the place where an alleged crime was committed
- a formal inspection of property in dispute
- a sight of a hunted animal before or during the chase
- in view of taking into consideration
- on view exhibited to the public gaze
- take a dim view of or take a poor view of to regard (something) with disfavour or disapproval
- with a view to
- with the intention of
- in anticipation or hope of
- (tr) to look at
- (tr) to consider in a specified mannerthey view the growth of Communism with horror
- (tr) to examine or inspect carefullyto view the accounts
- (tr) to survey mentally; contemplateto view the difficulties
- to watch (television)
- (tr) to sight (a hunted animal) before or during the chase
Word Origin and History for view
early 14c., "formal inspection or survey" (of land); mid-14c., "visual perception," from Anglo-French vewe "view," from Old French veue, noun use of fem. past participle of veoir "to see," from Latin videre "to see" (see vision). Sense of "manner of regarding something" first recorded early 15c. Meaning "sight or prospect of a landscape, etc." is recorded from c.1600.