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Meaning of view by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • IPA: /vjuː/


    From Anglo-Norman vewe, from Old French veue ( French: vue ), feminine past participle of veoir ( “to see” ) ( French: voir ) .


    view ( plural: views )

    view of a city
    1. The act of seeing or looking at something .
      He changed seat to get a complete view of the stage .
    2. The range of vision .
      If there are any rabbits in this park, they keep carefully out of our view .
    3. Something to look at, such as a scenery .
      My flat has a view of a junkyard .
    4. A picture .
      There was a view of the accident site on the front page .
    5. A mental image .
      I need more information to get a better view of the situation .
    6. A way of understanding something, an opinion, a theory .
      Your view on evolution is based on religion, not on scientific findings .
    7. A point of view .
      From my view that is a stupid proposition .
    8. An intention or prospect .
      I gave you the money with the view that you would invest it wisely .
    9. ( computing, databases ) A virtual or logical table composed of the result set of a query in relational databases .
    10. ( computing, programming ) The part of a computer program which is visible to the user, the part the user interacts with; a user interface to the underlying logic of the program .
    11. A wake


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    • See also Wikisaurus:deem

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    • wive

Explanation of view by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. deem to be

    2. She views this quite differently from me
    3. look at carefully

    4. view a problem
    5. see or watch

    6. view a show on television
      view an exhibition
    1. the act of looking or seeing or observing

    2. he tried to get a better view of it
    3. graphic art consisting of the graphic or photographic representation of a visual percept

    4. figure 2 shows photographic and schematic views of the equipment
    5. outward appearance

    6. they look the same in outward view
    7. the range of interest or activity that can be anticipated

    8. the visual percept of a region

    9. the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views
    10. a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty

    11. purpose

    12. he took the computer with a view to pawning it
    13. a way of regarding situations or topics etc .

    14. consider what follows from the positivist view
    15. a message expressing a belief about something

    16. the range of the eye

    17. they were soon out of view

    Definition of view by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. View ( vū ), 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 cf. 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 that 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, either 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.

    2. View ( vū ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Viewed ( vūd ); 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.