from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An examination or inspection: used binoculars to get a better view.
- n. A sight; a look.
- n. A systematic survey; coverage: a view of Romantic poetry.
- n. An individual and personal perception, judgment, or interpretation; an opinion: In his view, aid to the rebels should be suspended. See Synonyms at opinion.
- n. Field of vision: The aircraft has disappeared from view.
- n. A scene or vista: the view from the tower.
- n. A picture of a landscape: a view of Paris, done in oils.
- n. A way of showing or seeing something, as from a particular position or angle: a side view of the house.
- n. Something kept in sight as an aim or intention: "The pitch of the roof had been calculated with a view to the heavy seasonal rains” ( Caroline Alexander).
- n. Expectation; chance: The measure has no view of success.
- transitive v. To look at; watch: view an exhibit of etchings.
- transitive v. To examine or inspect: viewed the house they were thinking of buying.
- transitive v. To survey or study mentally; consider.
- transitive v. To think of in a particular way; regard: doesn't view herself as a success; viewed their efforts unfavorably. See Synonyms at see1.
- idiom in view of Taking into account; in consideration of.
- idiom on view Placed so as to be seen; exhibited.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of seeing or looking at something.
- n. The range of vision.
- n. Something to look at, such as a scenery.
- n. A picture.
- n. A mental image.
- n. A way of understanding something, an opinion, a theory.
- n. A point of view.
- n. An intention or prospect.
- n. A virtual or logical table composed of the result set of a query in relational databases.
- n. 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.
- n. A wake
- v. To look at.
- v. To show.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of seeing or beholding; sight; look; survey; examination by the eye; inspection.
- n. Mental survey; intellectual perception or examination.
- n. Power of seeing, either physically or mentally; reach or range of sight; extent of prospect.
- n. That which is seen or beheld; sight presented to the natural or intellectual eye; scene; prospect.
- n. The pictorial representation of a scene; a sketch, either drawn or painted.
- n. Mode of looking at anything; manner of apprehension; conception; opinion; judgment.
- n. That which is looked towards, or kept in sight, as object, aim, intention, purpose, design.
- n. Appearance; show; aspect.
- transitive v. 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.
- transitive v. To survey or examine mentally; to consider.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of viewing, seeing, or beholding; examination by the eye; survey; inspection; look; sight.
- n. The act of perceiving by the mind; mental survey; intellectual inspection or examination; observation; consideration.
- n. Power of seeing or perception, either physical or mental; range of vision; reach of sight; extent of prospect.
- n. That which is viewed, seen, or beheld; something which is looked upon; sight or spectacle presented to the eye or to the mind; scene; prospect.
- n. A scene as represented by painting, drawing, or photography; a picture or sketch, especially a landscape.
- n. Manner or mode of looking at things; manner of regarding subjects on which various opinions may be held; judgment; opinion; conception; notion; way of thinking; theory.
- n. Something looked toward or forming the subject of consideration; intention; design; purpose; aim.
- n. Appearance; show; aspect.
- n. In law, an inspection by the jury of property or a place the appearance or condition of which is involved in the case, or useful to enable the jury to understand the testimony, as of a place where a crime has been committed.
- n. Specifically, inspection of a dead body; an autopsy.
- n. The footing of a beast.
- n. In Anglo-Saxon law, the office of a sheriff in seeing all the frank-pledges of a hundred, and that all youths above fourteen belonged to some tithing: a function of the court-leet.
- n. Synonyms 4 and View, Prospect, Scene, Landscape. View is the most general of these words; prospect most suggests the idea that the beholder is at a place somewhat elevated, so as to be able to see far; scene most suggests the idea of resemblance to a picture; landscape most suggests the idea of diversity in unity.
- To see; look on; behold.
- To examine with the eye; look on with attention, or for the purpose of examining; survey; explore; peruse.
- To survey intellectually; examine with the mental eye; consider; regard.
- Synonyms To witness.
- To scan.
- To contemplate.
- To look; take a view.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a way of regarding situations or topics etc.
- v. see or watch
- v. deem to be
- n. graphic art consisting of the graphic or photographic representation of a visual percept
- n. the visual percept of a region
- n. the act of looking or seeing or observing
- v. look at carefully; study mentally
- n. the range of interest or activity that can be anticipated
- n. purpose; the phrase `with a view to' means `with the intention of' or `for the purpose of'
- n. outward appearance
- n. the range of the eye
- n. a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty
- n. a message expressing a belief about something; the expression of a belief that is held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof
Middle English vewe, from Anglo-Norman, from feminine past participle of veoir, to see, from Latin vidēre; see weid- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Anglo-Norman vewe, from Old French veue (French: vue), feminine past participle of veoir ("to see") (French: voir). (Wiktionary)