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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Middle English vewe, from Anglo-Norman, from feminine past participle of veoir, to see, from Latin vidēre; see weid- in Indo-European roots.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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


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    Usage: "I ain't never seed New York City... view?"

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