[ vyoo ]
/ vyu /


verb (used with object)

Nearby words

  1. vietnamization,
  2. vietnamize,
  3. vieux jeu,
  4. vieuxtemps,
  5. vieuxtemps, henri,
  6. view camera,
  7. view halloa,
  8. view halloo,
  9. view mark,
  10. viewable


Origin of view

1375–1425; late Middle English v(i)ewe (noun) < Anglo-French; Middle French veue sight < Vulgar Latin *vidūta, noun use of feminine of *vidūtus, for Latin vīsus, past participle of vidēre to see

Related formsmul·ti·view, adjectiveun·viewed, adjective

Synonym study

4. View, prospect, scene, vista refer to a landscape or perspective. View is a general word, referring to whatever lies open to sight: a fine view of the surrounding country. Prospect suggests a sweeping and often distant view, as from a place of vantage: a beautiful prospect to the south. Scene suggests an organic unity in the details such as is to be found in a picture: a woodland scene. Vista suggests a long, narrow view, as along an avenue between rows of trees: a pleasant vista. 12. See opinion. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for in view of


/ (vjuː) /



Derived Formsviewable, adjective

Word Origin for view

C15: from Old French veue, from veoir to see, from Latin vidēre

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Word Origin and History for in view of
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Idioms and Phrases with in view of

in view of


See in light of.


Also, with a view to. Considering, in prospect or anticipation of, as in In view of their hostile relations, both countries began mobilizing, or Dan started saving money with a view to going to law school. [c. 1700]


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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