an instance of seeing or beholding; visual inspection.
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).
Idioms about view
within range of vision.
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.
- mul·ti·view, adjective
- un·viewed, adjective
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How to use view in a sentence
Myerson herself appears to have bought into that stigma, offering mixed to negative views on the Miss America pageant.Why Was Bess Myerson the First and Last Jewish Miss America? | Emily Shire | January 7, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Times of Israel even applauded Netanyahu for finally being honest about his views on the issue of Palestine.In the Middle East, the Two-State Solution Is Dead | Dean Obeidallah | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
The church was not happy with his views, and there was talk of excommunication.Mario Cuomo, a Frustrating Hero to Democrats, Is Dead at 82 | Eleanor Clift | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
It is, Zelden said, “unthinkable” that Scalise would harbor these views.No. 3 Republican Admits Talking to White Supremacist Conference | Tim Mak | December 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
No one, of course, was “repressing” Klaus or preventing him from “expressing his views,” something he does with abandon.Vaclav Klaus, Libertarian Hero, Has His Wings Clipped by Cato Institute | James Kirchick | December 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And our views of poverty and social betterment, or what is possible and what is not, are still largely conditioned by it.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
He was a patriot of the noblest and most extensive views, and justly celebrated as a man of learning, eloquent and refined.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
It was the conversation of every circle; and discussed according to the dispositions, or views of the speakers.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
To this end they spread a distorted epitome of his favourite views, amongst their retainers.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
The Lieutenant rode off highly elated over the fact that Colonel Guitar agreed with his views.The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
British Dictionary definitions for view
the act of seeing or observing; an inspection
vision or sight, esp range of vision: the church is out of view
a scene, esp of a fine tract of countryside: the view from the top was superb
a pictorial representation of a scene, such as a photograph
(sometimes plural) opinion; thought: my own view on the matter differs from yours
chance or expectation: the policy has little view of success
(foll by to) a desired end or intention: he has a view to securing further qualifications
a general survey of a topic, subject, etc: a comprehensive view of Shakespearean literature
visual aspect or appearance: they 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 manner: they view the growth of Communism with horror
(tr) to examine or inspect carefully: to view the accounts
(tr) to survey mentally; contemplate: to view the difficulties
to watch (television)
(tr) to sight (a hunted animal) before or during the chase
- viewable, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with view
see bird's eye view; in (view) the light of; in view; on view; point of view; take a dim view; with a view to.
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