Origin of viewing
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
Synonyms for view
Related Words for viewingnotice, consider, scrutinize, explore, read, regard, watch, perceive, see, observe, witness, examine, judge, spy, scan, espy, canvass, discern, stare, eye
Examples from the Web for viewing
Contemporary Examples of viewing
In 1956, Balenciaga and Givenchy banned the press from viewing their collections for a month to prevent counterfeiting.The Big Business of Fashion Counterfeits
December 24, 2014
On the other hand, they are viewing their donors, and their future children, not as whole people but as the sum of certain parts.Have Sperm, Will Travel: The ‘Natural Inseminators’ Helping Women Avoid the Sperm Bank
November 29, 2014
There are eight decks, linked by four elevators, and 14 viewing platforms.The World's Most Beautiful Boat—Yours for Half a Billion Dollars
October 19, 2014
The second question was about viewing the world in strictly black-and-white (or red-and-blue) terms.The Right-Wing Crusade Against KStew: How Fear Factories Like Breitbart and Fox Distort News
October 16, 2014
It is, perhaps, with that in mind that some are viewing the current series of charges being lobbed at the candidate.No Shaking Sexual Harassment Allegations for Gay GOP House Hopeful
October 12, 2014
Historical Examples of viewing
We have been viewing the youth from the standpoint of his fellow-students.A Breath of Prairie and other stories
They were all waiting and viewing each other gravely as they waited.
This may be a good solution, viewing the problem as a conundrum: but it is not scientific.A Tangled Tale
That way of viewing and judging of the matter will be very suitable.The Republic
We see the advantage of viewing in the concrete what mankind regard only in the abstract.Sophist
- 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
"last presentation of a dead body before the funeral," 1944, verbal noun from view (v.).
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.
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.