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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


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

Choose the Right Synonym for view


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. See More
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Many effective altruists would strongly agree with Mr. Kessler’s view that investing in and creating business is the most effective way to encourage development and raise standards of living. WSJ, 4 Aug. 2022 To make the scenic-view residence your own, contact co-listing agents Leonard Inzirillo and Jacob Franco of Douglas Elliman. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 4 Aug. 2022 Still, for many analysts, the bad news does not change their long-term view of the company’s prospects. Caitlin Huston, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Aug. 2022 While the high-level Advance trim brings many niceties including a head-up display, a surround-view camera, heated front and rear seats, plus a heated steering wheel, its chief dynamic advantage is adaptive dampers, which are reserved for this trim. Joe Lorio, Car and Driver, 3 Aug. 2022 However, some writers aren’t convinced this is a realistic view of their role in the current industry. Andrew Unterberger, Billboard, 1 Aug. 2022 The motivation and inspiration for the design was the view, plain and simple. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, 21 July 2022 At least that's the view at John Burns Real Estate Consulting, which does consulting work for both builders and investors. Fortune, 20 July 2022 That is not the view of liberal groups such as the Congressional Progressive Caucus, which held a virtual meeting with Becerra on Wednesday. Yasmeen Abutaleb And Ashley Parker, Anchorage Daily News, 14 July 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb To view the account, the parent must register at and provide the child’s birthdate and the county where the child was born or attends school. Kathleen Pender, San Francisco Chronicle, 6 Aug. 2022 But Weston says the Morse team self-selects for people who view that reality as a driving motivation, rather than a paralyzing specter. Wired, 5 Aug. 2022 Perhaps mindful that non-leftist news consumers may no longer view its flagship product as a reasonable option, the New York Times Co. has lately made a number of investments in products that are more about fun, from puzzles to sports. James Freeman, WSJ, 5 Aug. 2022 Neil’s website at to view videos and items in his collection. Linda Chase, Sun Sentinel, 5 Aug. 2022 Griner’s situation has changed the way WNBA players view Russia as an offseason landing spot. James Kay, Chicago Tribune, 4 Aug. 2022 How history will view Manchin’s deal remains unclear. Alleen Brown, The New Republic, 4 Aug. 2022 The video is streamed real-time to the Incident Analysis Center (IAC) where analysts and detectives can view the footage and dispatch officers to the location as needed. The Indianapolis Star, 4 Aug. 2022 Companies that view data as a corporate asset are more likely to reap the benefits of data in their strategic decision-making, according to industry expert Doug Laney. Manish Sood, Forbes, 4 Aug. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of view


14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1544, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for view


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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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.


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


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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 at waters&

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