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
Examples from the Web for view
In his view, a writer has only one duty: to be present in his books.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Guy Molinari, a former Staten Island borough president, pushed back against that view.Will Dirty Pol Vito Fossella Replace Dirty Pol Michael Grimm?|David Freedlander|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And the more she is forced to recount, the more her grasp of reality slips, or heightens, depending on your point of view.
This view is known as “theistic evolution” and is widely embraced by educated evangelicals.
He has not changed his view in prison despite the enormous pressure exerted on him by the regime.Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015|Movements.Org|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Everything that he did was with a view to her comfort and happiness.Unfettered|Sutton E. Griggs
The slow spin of our rock had now brought the Dippers into view.Industrial Revolution|Poul William Anderson
This line of exploration appeared preferable to the strong practical mind of Mr. Chambers, who had in view the quid pro quo.Successful Exploration Through the Interior of Australia|William John Wills
In the course to be pursued these objects should be constantly held in view and have their due weight.A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents|James D. Richardson
See Jacob Boehme's view, pp. 94, 95 above, which is identical with that of Blake.Mysticism in English Literature|Caroline F. E. Spurgeon
British Dictionary definitions for 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 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 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.