Definitions for: View


[n] the act of looking or seeing or observing; "he tried to get a better view of it"; "his survey of the battlefield was limited"
[n] graphic art consisting of the graphic or photographic representation of a visual percept; "he painted scenes from everyday life"; "figure 2 shows photographic and schematic views of the equipment"
[n] outward appearance; "they look the same in outward view"
[n] the range of interest or activity that can be anticipated; "It is beyond the horizon of present knowledge"
[n] the visual percept of a region; "the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views"
[n] a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty; "my opinion differs from yours"; "what are your thoughts on Haiti?"
[n] the phrase"with a view to" means"with the intention of"; "he took the computer with a view to pawning it"
[n] a way of regarding situations or topics etc.; "consider what follows from the positivist view"
[n] a message expressing a belief about something; "his opinions appeared frequently on the editorial page"
[n] the range of the eye; "they were soon out of view"
[v] consider or deem to be; regard; "She views this quite differently from me"; "I consider her to be shallow"; "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do"
[v] look at carefully; study mentally; "view a problem"
[v] see or watch; "view a show on television"; "This program will be seen all over the world"; "view an exhibition"; "Catch a show on Broadway"; "see a movie"



Webster (1913) Definition: View, n. [OF. veue, F. vue, fr. OF. veoir to see, p. p.
veu, F. voir, p. p. vu, fr. L. videre to see. See Vision,
and cl. Interview, Purview, Review, Vista.]
1. The act of seeing or beholding; sight; look; survey;
examination by the eye; inspection.

Thenceforth I thought thee worth my nearer view.
--Milton.

Objects near our view are thought greater than those
of a larger size are more remote. --Locke.

Surveying nature with too nice a view. --Dryden.

2. Mental survey; intellectual perception or examination; as,
a just view of the arguments or facts in a case.

I have with exact view perused thee, Hector. --Shak.

3. Power of seeing, either physically or mentally; reach or
range of sight; extent of prospect.

The walls of Pluto's palace are in view. --Dryden.

4. That which is seen or beheld; sight presented to the
natural or intellectual eye; scene; prospect; as, the view
from a window.

'T is distance lends enchantment to the view.
--Campbell.

5. The pictorial representation of a scene; a sketch, ?ither
drawn or painted; as, a fine view of Lake George.

6. Mode of looking at anything; manner of apprehension;
conception; opinion; judgment; as, to state one's views of
the policy which ought to be pursued.

To give a right view of this mistaken part of
liberty. --Locke.

7. That which is looked towards, or kept in sight, as object,
aim, intention, purpose, design; as, he did it with a view
of escaping.

No man sets himself about anything but upon some
view or other which serves him for a reason.
--Locke.

8. Appearance; show; aspect. [Obs.]

[Graces] which, by the splendor of her view Dazzled,
before we never knew. --Waller.

Field of view. See under Field.

Point of view. See under Point.

To have in view, to have in mind as an incident, object, or
aim; as, to have one's resignation in view.

View halloo, the shout uttered by a hunter upon seeing the
fox break cover.

View of frankpledge (Law), a court of record, held in a
hundred, lordship, or manor, before the steward of the
leet. --Blackstone.

View of premises (Law), the inspection by the jury of the
place where a litigated transaction is said to have
occurred.


View, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Viewed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Viewing.]
1. To see; to behold; especially, to look at with attention,
or for the purpose of examining; to examine with the eye;
to inspect; to explore.

O, let me view his visage, being dead. --Shak.

Nearer to view his prey, and, unespied, To mark what
of their state he more might learn. --Milton.

2. To survey or examine mentally; to consider; as, to view
the subject in all its aspects.

The happiest youth, viewing his progress through.
--Shak.

Synonyms: aspect, catch, consider, consider, eyeshot, horizon, look at, opinion, opinion, panorama, perspective, persuasion, position, prospect, purview, reckon, regard, scene, scene, see, see, sentiment, sight, survey, take in, thought, vista, watch

See Also: abstract, aim, ambit, analyse, analyze, appearance, appreciate, background, belief, believe, bird's eye view, call, canvass, capitalise, capitalize, coast, compass, conceive, conjecture, contemplate, content, content, cutting edge, deem, depicted object, design, disesteem, disrespect, esteem, examine, expect, exposure, eyeful, eyes, favor, favour, forefront, foreground, glimpse, graphic art, ground, guess, hold, hypothesis, idea, idealise, idealize, identify, include, intent, intention, judgement, judgment, light, like, look, looking, looking at, make, message, middle distance, mind, orbit, orientation, panoramic view, paradigm, parti pris, point of view, pole, political sympathies, politics, position, preconceived idea, preconceived notion, preconceived opinion, preconception, prepossession, preview, prise, prize, purpose, range, range, reach, reach, reconsider, reify, relativise, relativize, respect, scope, side, side view, sight, spectate, speculation, stand, standpoint, study, subject, subject matter, substance, supposition, surmisal, surmise, tableau, take for, think, treasure, value, vanguard, view as, viewpoint, visual aspect, visual image, visual percept, visualise, visualize, Weltanschauung, world view

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