view

noun
\ ˈvyü \

Definition of view 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : extent or range of vision : sight tried to keep the ship in view sat high in the bleachers to get a good view

2 : the act of seeing or examining : inspection also : survey a view of English literature

3a : a mode or manner of looking at or regarding something

b : an opinion or judgment colored by the feeling or bias of its holder in my view the plan will fail

4 : scene, prospect the lovely view from the balcony

5 : the foreseeable future no hope in view

6 : a pictorial representation

in view of

: in regard to : in consideration of

on view

: open to public inspection : on exhibition

with a view to

: with the object of studied hard with a view to getting an A

view

verb
viewed; viewing; views

Definition of view (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to look at attentively : scrutinize, observe view an exhibit

2a : see, watch

b : to look on in a particular light : regard doesn't view himself as a rebel

3 : to survey or examine mentally : consider view all sides of a question

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Other words from view

Verb

viewable \ˈvyü-ə-bəl \ adjective

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Noun

opinion, view, belief, conviction, persuasion, sentiment mean a judgment one holds as true. opinion implies a conclusion thought out yet open to dispute. each expert seemed to have a different opinion view suggests a subjective opinion. very assertive in stating his views belief implies often deliberate acceptance and intellectual assent. a firm belief in her party's platform conviction applies to a firmly and seriously held belief. the conviction that animal life is as sacred as human persuasion suggests a belief grounded on assurance (as by evidence) of its truth. was of the persuasion that everything changes sentiment suggests a settled opinion reflective of one's feelings. her feminist sentiments are well-known

Examples of view in a Sentence

Noun

The views expressed herein are strictly those of the author. There is no evidence to support that view. The ship slowly sailed out of view. The ship disappeared from view.

Verb

The building is most impressive when viewed from the front. A medical examiner is now viewing the evidence. The program was viewed by millions of people. Different people view this problem in different ways.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Of particular interest, says Mr Kortunov, is America’s view of Russian arms sales to American partners such as India or Vietnam. The Economist, "Vladimir Putin’s hopes for his long-awaited meeting with Donald Trump," 14 July 2018 Wide open spaces, stylish finishes, near 360-degree view of the city. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "Former Corktown bachelor pad is now a loft fit for the whole family," 14 July 2018 But now many of those who have felt buoyed by Trump’s nationalist views worry about his apparent admiration for Putin – and what might transpire at Monday’s summit. Howard Lafranchi, The Christian Science Monitor, "How strong a Europe does US want? In Trump era, that's still the issue.," 13 July 2018 Although there are no views from the top of Flat Top, the rugged journey is highlighted by the Old Stagecoach Trail lined with stone walls. Peter Marteka, courant.com, "10 Miles Of Trails Open 7 Days A Week, 52 Weeks A Year. Sherman's Deer Pond Farm Makes Its Debut," 13 July 2018 The ferry offers a scenic river view along southwestern Cincinnati and Boone County. Melissa Reinert, Cincinnati.com, "Anderson Ferry sends best wishes to MS Lucky Lady," 13 July 2018 Type Bolsa Point Beach into Google Maps, turn on Satellite view and note the dirt path that will take you from Highway 1 to your own private beach. SFChronicle.com, "5 hidden beaches around Half Moon Bay," 12 July 2018 White supremacists hailed the company, an NFL sponsor, forcing executives to denounce the group's racist views. Darcy Costello, The Courier-Journal, "John Schnatter's departure makes for better Papa John's stock price," 12 July 2018 About 95% of the seats at LoanMart Field are on the infield, so there isn’t a bad view in the place. Howard Cole, latimes.com, "Take me out to a Quakes game on a weekend escape to Rancho Cucamonga," 12 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Zaid said Kushner now faces significant constraints without the ability to view highly sensitive intelligence information. Carol D. Leonnig, Anchorage Daily News, "Limits still remain on security clearance for Trump son-in-law Kushner," 13 July 2018 The scene unfolded Tuesday at a Toyota dealership in West Philadelphia after the woman got off a public transit bus and asked to view a 2013 Dodge Dart. Greg Norman, Fox News, "Woman drags sales manager while stealing car off Philadelphia dealership lot, police say," 13 July 2018 Fox Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch and his sons view Comcast with wariness after years of tough dealings with the cable giant and would prefer to own stock in a combined Disney-Fox, The Wall Street Journal has previously reported. Shalini Ramachandran, WSJ, "Comcast’s Pursuit of Fox Just Got Tougher," 13 July 2018 That year it could be seen early in the morning and Bonadurer was dumbfounded to see 5,000 people come to a Mars viewing event at 5 a.m. in Minneapolis. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Night sky brings a treat this month as Mars is the brightest it has been in 15 years," 13 July 2018 And while viewing is down somewhat in general during the summer months versus January, when the Gorsuch pick was announced, that does not hold for news events of this magnitude with such epic matters as the future of Roe v. Wade on the table. David Zurawik, baltimoresun.com, "Trump's TV messaging machine not looking quite so mighty these days," 12 July 2018 The official viewing spot, per the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, is the Hollywood and Highland Mall on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which offers a super wide-angle glimpse of the Sign from the fourth floor deck. Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY, "Aerial tram to iconic Hollywood Sign? Warner Bros. proposes major project," 10 July 2018 Plymouth officials advise arriving early to claim your viewing spot. Greg Crawford, Detroit Free Press, "Plan your weekend: DSO's 'Salute to America,' Stars & Stripes fest, Bill Burr," 27 June 2018 In the video posted on social media and widely viewed, a man later identified by authorities as Trybus can be seen berating the woman on June 14 at Caldwell Woods. Don Babwin, Fox News, "Man charged with hate crime over Puerto Rican shirt incident," 13 July 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'view.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

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First Known Use of view

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1544, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for view

Noun

Middle English vewe, vyewe, from Anglo-French, from feminine of veu, viewe, past participle of veer to see, from Latin vidēre — more at wit

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view

noun

English Language Learners Definition of view

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an opinion or way of thinking about something

: the things that can be seen from a particular place

: a picture of a place

view

verb

English Language Learners Definition of view (Entry 2 of 2)

: to look at (something) carefully

: to see or watch (a movie, a TV show, etc.)

: to think about (someone or something) in a particular way

view

noun
\ ˈvyü \

Kids Definition of view

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : opinion sense 1 In his view, the plan will fail.

2 : all that can be seen from a certain place The house has a view of the lake.

3 : range of vision There is no one in view.

4 : purpose She studies with a view to passing.

5 : a picture that represents something that can be seen The postcard shows a beach view.

view

verb
viewed; viewing

Kids Definition of view (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : to look at carefully We'll view the museum's exhibits.

2 : see entry 1 sense 1 A large audience viewed the movie.

3 : regard entry 2 sense 1 I've always viewed him as a friend.

Other words from view

viewer noun

view

noun
\ ˈvyü \

Medical Definition of view 

: a radiographic image of the body or a body part often taken with the body or part oriented in a standardized way in relation to the imaging beam of radiation

called also projection

— see waters' view

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