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

As an Asian-American immigrant, my views were aligned with liberal ideals, and in that diverse arts school, filled with immigrants, feminists, and members of the LGBTQ community, I was surrounded by people with political voices similar to mine. Yoonie Yang, Teen Vogue, "What Happens When You Lose Your Political Voice in a New Environment," 8 Jan. 2019 Pro tip: book the 6PM tasting to catch a breathtaking view of the sunset from the rooftop. Jaimie Potters, ELLE Decor, "A Design Lover's Guide to Visiting San Miguel de Allende," 7 Jan. 2019 Then, when the ball finally dropped, viewers weren’t able to clearly see the structure, as the smoke from the fireworks obstructed its view. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Why Everyone Thinks Carson Daly's New Year's Eve Special Was a 'Complete Disaster'," 2 Jan. 2019 For Grace Atwood, founder of TheStripe.com and co-host of Bad on Paper Podcast, Dry January changed her view of alcohol for the better. Jessica Migala, Good Housekeeping, "5 Major Dry January Health Benefits, According to Experts," 26 Dec. 2018 Vast green lawns provide expansive views of the castle’s clock tower façade. Jennifer Fernandez, House Beautiful, "You Can Buy This Stunning Tuscan Castle In Italy," 22 Dec. 2018 One of eight penthouses, for their sweeping views of the Caribbean, outdoor living rooms, personal plunge pools, and luxe outdoor showers, writes Traveler contributor Cynthia Rosenfeld. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "12 Days of Deals: Fly to Cancún for $240 Round-Trip," 21 Dec. 2018 Instead, go to a planetarium for a night-time view of the sky sans the frigid temps. 14. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "14 Cheap Valentine's Day Date Ideas That Are Actually Fun," 19 Nov. 2018 While the press fawns over Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, Princess Anne has been making things happen — just not in the view of the spotlight. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Princess Anne Proves, Once Again, That She's the Hardest Working Royal," 24 Dec. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Callie's new boss who is a conservative judge and views certain cases differently than her. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Meet the Cast of "The Fosters" Spin-Off "Good Trouble" and Their Characters," 27 Dec. 2018 But there's more to this diet than just eating foods that were once viewed as off-limits. Karla Walsh, Woman's Day, "What Is the Keto Diet, Exactly?," 27 Dec. 2018 That’s because doing things like guaranteeing a minimum salary across the board or offering generous severance packages can be viewed as taking cash out of business operations. Shirin Ghaffary, Recode, "As digital media companies brace for change, unions try to cushion the blow," 26 Dec. 2018 Fitbit has a feature called Smartrack that combines all of your workout tracking into one place to view as a whole, while Apple Watch works with the in-house fitness app. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "Buyer's Guide: How To Decide Between an Apple Watch and a Fitbit," 20 Dec. 2018 Both have the ability to be viewed as growth opportunities—as long as there’s time for recovery, says Ben-Shahar. Kate Branch, Vogue, "Now, Experts Say Stress Can Be Good for Your Health—Really," 18 Dec. 2018 The documentary is broken into two parts and can be viewed for free here. Maka Monture, Teen Vogue, "10 Films That Show How the U.S. Has Mistreated Native Americans and Alaska Natives," 22 Nov. 2018 Trump has a tendency to view his presidency as a reality television show where what’s important are storylines, confrontations, and plot twists. Ezra Klein, Vox, "Trump doesn’t want the wall. He wants a fight about the wall.," 12 Dec. 2018 Qualcomm executives made the argument that the new enhancements to the Adreno GPU, together with the improvements in the Spectra DSP, would make video viewing more preferable on a smartphone than a laptop or computer monitor. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Watch the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855's best new features in action," 6 Dec. 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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