[ vyoo ]
/ vyu /
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.
verb (used with object)
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).
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Idioms for 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.
- 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.
on view, in a place for public inspection; on exhibition: The latest models of automobiles are now on view.
with a view to,
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
synonym study for view
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.
OTHER WORDS FROM viewmul·ti·view, adjectiveun·viewed, adjective
Words nearby view
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British Dictionary definitions for multiview
/ (vjuː) /
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
Derived forms of viewviewable, adjective
Word Origin for view
C15: from Old French veue, from veoir to see, from Latin vidēre
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Idioms and Phrases with multiview
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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