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Definition of VIEW

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View \View\ (v[=u]), 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. [1913 Webster]

              Thenceforth I thought thee worth my nearer view.
                                                    --Milton. [1913 Webster]

              Objects near our view are thought greater than those of a larger size that are more remote. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

              Surveying nature with too nice a view. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

     2. Mental survey; intellectual perception or examination; as, a just view of the arguments or facts in a case. [1913 Webster]

              I have with exact view perused thee, Hector. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     3. Power of seeing, either physically or mentally; reach or range of sight; extent of prospect. [1913 Webster]

              The walls of Pluto's palace are in view. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

     4. That which is seen or beheld; sight presented to the natural or intellectual eye; scene; prospect; as, the view from a window. [1913 Webster]

              'T is distance lends enchantment to the view.
                                                    --Campbell. [1913 Webster]

     5. The pictorial representation of a scene; a sketch, either drawn or painted; as, a fine view of Lake George. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

              To give a right view of this mistaken part of liberty.                              --Locke. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

              No man sets himself about anything but upon some view or other which serves him for a reason.
                                                    --Locke. [1913 Webster]

     8. Appearance; show; aspect. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster]

              [Graces] which, by the splendor of her view Dazzled, before we never knew.        --Waller. [1913 Webster]

     {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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

View \View\ (v[=u]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Viewed} (v[=u]d); 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. [1913 Webster]

              O, let me view his visage, being dead. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              Nearer to view his prey, and, unespied, To mark what of their state he more might learn.
                                                    --Milton. [1913 Webster]

     2. To survey or examine mentally; to consider; as, to view the subject in all its aspects. [1913 Webster]

              The happiest youth, viewing his progress through.
                                                    --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

314 Moby Thesaurus words for "view":
     Anschauung, account, aim, airscape, ambition, analysis, analyzing, angle, angle of vision, animadvert, animus, appraisal, appraisement, appraising, appreciation, apprehension, approach, aspect, aspiration, assess, assessing, assessment, assumption, attend, attitude, audit, basis, be disposed to, be vigilant, be watchful, because of, behold, belief, believe, canvass, catch sight of, check over, check up, cityscape, clap eyes on, climate of opinion, cloudscape, command, common belief, community sentiment, conceit, concept, conception, conclusion, configuration, consensus gentium, consider, consideration, considering, contemplate, contemplation, conviction, counsel, deduction, deem, dekko, descry, desideration, desideratum, design, desire, determination, diorama, direction, discern, discover, distinguish, domination, dream, effect, eidolon, envisage, envision, espy, estimate, estimation, ethos, evaluating, evaluation, evaluative criticism, examination, examine, expectation, exterior, eye, eyeball, eyeful, eyereach, eyeshot, eyesight, facet, farmscape, fashion, feature, feel about it, feeling, field of view, field of vision, figure, fixed purpose, follow, footing, form, frame of reference, framework, function, gauge, gauging, gaze at, general belief, gestalt, glimpse, goal, guise, have a looksee, have in sight, heed, hold, hold in view, hope, horizon, idea, image, imagine, imago, impression, in consideration of, in view of, incline toward, inference, inspect, inspection, intendment, intent, intention, interior, judge, judgement, judgment, keep in sight, keep in view, keep under observation, ken, landscape, lay eyes on, lean toward, leer, leering look, light, lights, likeness, limit of vision, line of sight, lineaments, look, look after, look at, look at it, look on, look upon, look-in, lookout, lustful leer, make out, manner, mark, meaning, measurement, mental outlook, mind, motive, mystique, naked eye, nisus, note, notice, notion, object, objective, observation, observe, ocular, on account of, opinion, outlook, outlook over, panorama, pastoral, perceive, personal judgment, perspective, persuasion, phase, phasis, pick out, picture, place, plan, point, point of view, popular belief, position, posture, prefer, presumption, prevailing belief, preview, project, projection, proposal, prospect, prospectus, public belief, public opinion, purpose, range, ranking, rate, rating, reaction, reckon, reckoning, recognize, reconnoiter, reference, reference system, regard, remark, representation, resolution, resolve, respect, review, riverscape, sake, scan, scape, scene, scenery, scenic view, scope, scope of vision, scout, scrutinize, scrutiny, seapiece, seascape, see, seeable, seeming, semblance, sentiment, shape, side, sidelong look, sight, sightliness, simulacrum, situation, skyscape, slant, sly look, snowscape, spectacle, spot, spy, spy upon, stance, stand, standpoint, striving, study, style, survey, sweep, system, tableau, take in, take note, take notice, tend, tend toward, theory, think of, thinking, thought, total effect, townscape, twig, twist, understanding, universe, valuation, valuing, vet, view, viewable, viewpoint, visible, vision, vista, visualize, watch, waterscape, way of thinking, weighing, will, wise, witness


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