verb (used with object)
- within range of vision.
- under consideration.
- as an end sought: She went over the material with the scholarship examination in view.
- 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
Related formsmul·ti·view, adjectiveun·viewed, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for in view
- a formal inspection by a jury of the place where an alleged crime was committed
- a formal inspection of property in dispute
- with the intention of
- in anticipation or hope of
Derived Formsviewable, adjective
Word Origin for view
Idioms and Phrases with in view (1 of 2)
Also, within view. Visible, in sight, as in The end of the project is in view, or The mountains are just within view. [Mid-1500s]
Under consideration, as in Let's keep this suggestion in view while we talk about the project. [Mid-1600s]
As an end or goal one aims at. For example, With the coming election in view, we should present a united front on the issues. [Early 1700s] Also see in view of.
Idioms and Phrases with in view (2 of 2)
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.