view

noun
\ ˈvyü How to pronounce view (audio) \

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 How to pronounce viewable (audio) \ 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

Now, as documented in an op-ed from Al Jazeera, many of the contenders in the exceptionally crowded 2020 field (though not all) are somewhat aligned with Sanders’s views on the issue. Lucy Diavolo, Teen Vogue, "Cardi B Said She Hates Donald Trump and Might Support Bernie Sanders in 2020," 16 Apr. 2019 Confrontational conversations between family members or friends with opposing views on Brexit. Danica Kirka, The Seattle Times, "Brexhaustion: Long, grinding Brexit is stressing people out," 12 Apr. 2019 Human craftsmanship is on display here; there’s not a single robot arm in view. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "Inside the Locked Rooms Where They Protect GPS," 22 Mar. 2019 Designed to inspire a more relaxed view on time, the Solstice clock may even help owners de-stress after a long day. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, "This Shapeshifting Clock Changes Design As It Approaches Noon," 9 Jan. 2019 Instead, he is left to explain Twitter’s views on promoting free expression in the context of … his meditation hobby? Casey Newton, The Verge, "How Congress missed another chance to hold big tech accountable," 12 Dec. 2018 No matter how long the ride, though, a pit stop at the stunning sea of windmills is a must, to take in the view and snap photos, of course. Kellie Brown, Teen Vogue, "What to Pack for Spring Break According to Fashion Blogger Kellie Brown," 25 Mar. 2019 Too often, black women’s political genius hides in plain view. Brittney Cooper, Marie Claire, "Stacey Abrams Is Just Getting Started," 11 Mar. 2019 Afterwards, head upstairs to take in the view from P6, the hotel’s new rooftop bar. Ella Riley-adams, Vogue, "The Best New Places to Eat in Austin During SXSW," 9 Mar. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The danger, though, is that investors may still view offerings as a one-way bet. Jacky Wong, WSJ, "Irrational Exuberance Endangers China’s Nasdaq," 3 Apr. 2019 In the medical field, implantation of a fertilized egg is viewed as the starting point of pregnancy, ACOG explains. Natasha Lavender, SELF, "Here's How Emergency Contraception Actually Works," 1 Apr. 2019 There's the video, which has been viewed more than two billion times on YouTube. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, "Soon You'll Be Able to Own "Baby Shark" on Vinyl Thanks to Record Store Day," 4 Mar. 2019 But the lawyer isn’t the only one who viewed the figurines through a racial lens. Nadra Nittle, Vox, "Prada pulled a collection of figurines that drew comparisons to anti-black caricatures," 14 Dec. 2018 For details on the best times of day to visit (hint: probably not the afternoon), where to go, and how to best view them, check out the guide above. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "A Wildflower 'Super Bloom' Is Causing Millions of Butterflies to Swarm Southern California," 18 Mar. 2019 Sunday in Chicago, Mr. Sanders implied that people no longer view him as a Marxist kook. James Freeman, WSJ, "Will Democratic Primary Voters Tolerate a Liberal?," 4 Mar. 2019 The online retail giant is viewed with increasing suspicion in America. John D. Stoll, WSJ, "Amazon to New York: It’s Not Me, It’s You," 15 Feb. 2019 Asking for help is viewed as a sign of weakness, a deeply troubling character flaw. Vanessa Willhoughby, Allure, "The Reality of Navigating the Mental Health System as a Black Woman," 13 Oct. 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 How to pronounce view (audio) \

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 How to pronounce view (audio) \

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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