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Meaning of view

view

Pronunciation: (vy), [key]
— n.
  1. an instance of seeing or beholding; visual inspection.
  2. sight; vision.
  3. range of sight or vision: Several running deer came into the view of the hunters.
  4. a sight or prospect of a landscape, the sea, etc.: His apartment affords a view of the park.
  5. a picture or photograph of something: The postcard bears a view of Vesuvius.
  6. a particular manner of looking at something: From a practical view, the situation presents several problems.
  7. contemplation or consideration of a matter with reference to action: a project in view.
  8. aim, intention, or purpose.
  9. prospect; expectation: the view for the future.
  10. a sight afforded of something from a position stated or qualified: a bird's-eye view.
  11. a general account or description of a subject.
  12. a conception of a thing; opinion; theory: His view was not supported by the facts.
  13. a survey; inspection: a view of Restoration comedy.
  14. She went over the material with the scholarship examination in view.
    1. within range of vision.
    2. under consideration.
    3. as an end sought:She went over the material with the scholarship examination in view.
  15. in consideration of; on account of: In view of the circumstances, it seems best to wait until tomorrow.
  16. in a place for public inspection; on exhibition: The latest models of automobiles are now on view.
  17. They saved their money with a view to being able to buy a house someday.
    1. with the aim or intention of.
    2. with the expectation or hope of:They saved their money with a view to being able to buy a house someday.
—v.t.
  1. to see; watch: to view a movie.
  2. to look at; survey; inspect: to view the construction of a road.
  3. to contemplate mentally; consider: to view the repercussions of a decision.
  4. to regard in a particular light or as specified: She views every minor setback as a disaster.
  5. to sight (a fox).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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