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

But even despite our society's evolving views on beauty, the depiction of the French-girl archetype has remained shockingly stagnant. Leah Prinzivalli, Glamour, "10 Women Who Defy the 'French-Girl Beauty' Trope," 14 July 2018 Now, with more than one million views, upwards of 20,000 shares and the attention of shark experts all over the world, Rinder has become a bona fide viral sensation. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "Experts Agree: This South Carolina Man’s Way of Telling If There’s a Shark in the Water Is 100% Accurate," 11 July 2018 The report suggests that their preference for where to live is having a bigger impact than their views on homeownership itself. Jeff Andrews, Curbed, "Why aren’t millennials buying houses?," 11 July 2018 The Amon Carter Museum of American Art offers a grand view of downtown Fort Worth. Sandy Guerra-cline, star-telegram, "River rockers, kid actors and peaches make the top 10 list of things to do in DFW," 11 July 2018 One of her videos has nine million views on YouTube. Declan Walsh, New York Times, "Foreign Belly Dancers? Egyptians Shake Their Heads (and Hips)," 8 July 2018 Footage of that moment — published on the Thai Navy SEALs’ Facebook page — has 23 million views. Radhika Viswanathan, Vox, "Why 12 Thai boys are still trapped in a cave, days after being found," 5 July 2018 Every direction showed a different view; every hour presented new clouds over the peak of Denali, and new avalanches cascading down the slopes. Carey Jones, Vogue, "On a Remote Glacier in the Middle of Alaska, I Learned the Magic of Disconnecting," 12 July 2018 Where Smith had created space for Black humanity and advancement, Young held a differing view of Black people and viewed race relations through a lens of white superiority. Mica Mcgriggs, Teen Vogue, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Celebrated the 40-Year Anniversary of the Lifted Ban Against Black Members," 11 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Some view the company as hypocritical for burdening taxpayers with the lion’s share of the cleanup bill, given the family’s reputation as fiscal conservatives and critical of government spending. Bradford Betz, Fox News, "Cleanups at Pence family's failed gas stations costing taxpayers millions: report," 14 July 2018 In his second year in office, 20% of respondents viewed Obama as one of the best presidents. Natasha Bach, Fortune, "Barack Obama Is the Greatest President of Our Lifetime, Say 44% of Americans.," 12 July 2018 Steve Bullock, for one, is identified as Montana’s attorney general for quite some time but has been its governor since 2013 and, more recently, viewed as a presidential hopeful. Kimberly Reed, New York Times, "Review: Tracking ‘Dark Money’ in Montana Elections," 12 July 2018 Wyatt views her work with Bags to Butterflies as a connection to the women she was imprisoned with for three years. Deasia Paige, Detroit Free Press, "Prison to purses: Detroit program gives ex-female felons a 2nd chance," 12 July 2018 The Irish no longer viewed Israel as the underdog struggling for national rights, but instead as a foreign occupier on someone else's land (the Palestinians), similar to the Irish experience with British control over Northern Ireland. Sean Savage, Jewish Journal, "Ireland goes ahead with legislation to boycott products made in Israeli settlements," 12 July 2018 Despite not having the same father, both older boys viewed Wesley as their true sibling. Peter Dawson, star-telegram, "First family of Fort Worth basketball still shining after careers at TCU, Kansas," 12 July 2018 Perhaps Trump views his embrace of America’s longtime ideological foe as a clever negotiating strategy. James Stavridis, Time, "Democracy Isn't Perfect, But It Will Still Prevail," 12 July 2018 Military planners have viewed the need to dominate space where, for instance, satellites, vulnerable to attack, guide everything from small units on the ground to precision guided bombs to their targets. Tom Vanden Brook, USA TODAY, "Jim Mattis once wanted to rocket Marines into space, foreshadowing Trump's Space Force," 11 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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