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
Related formsmul·ti·view, adjectiveun·viewed, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for with a view to
- 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
Derived Formsviewable, adjective
Word Origin for view
Idioms and Phrases with with a view to (1 of 2)
with a view to
For the purpose of, aiming toward, as in A-frame houses were designed with a view to shedding heavy snow. This idiom was first recorded in 1728.
Idioms and Phrases with with a view to (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.