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
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
Word Origin for view
Word Origin and History for in view (1 of 2)
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.
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.