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view

noun \ ˈvyü \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of view

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
3 a : 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

Examples of view in a Sentence

  1. The views expressed herein are strictly those of the author.

  2. There is no evidence to support that view.

  3. The ship slowly sailed out of view.

  4. The ship disappeared from view.

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Origin and Etymology of 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

view Synonyms

Synonym Discussion of 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

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view

verb

Definition of view

transitive verb
1 : to look at attentively : scrutinize, observe
  • view an exhibit
2 a : 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

viewable

play \ˈvyü-ə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of view in a Sentence

  1. The building is most impressive when viewed from the front.

  2. A medical examiner is now viewing the evidence.

  3. The program was viewed by millions of people.

  4. Different people view this problem in different ways.

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First Known Use of view

1544


VIEW Defined for English Language Learners

view

noun

Definition of view for English Language Learners

  • : 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

Definition of view for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

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view

noun \ ˈvyü \

Definition of view for Students

1 : opinion 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.

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view

verb

Definition of view for Students

viewed; viewing
1 : to look at carefully
  • We'll view the museum's exhibits.
2 : 1see 1
  • A large audience viewed the movie.
3 : 2regard 1
  • I've always viewed him as a friend.

viewer

noun

Medical Dictionary

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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