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Definition of 'view'


  1. a way of regarding situations or topics etc.; "consider what follows from the positivist view"
       Synonyms: position perspective
  2. the visual percept of a region; "the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views"
       Synonyms: aspect prospect scene vista panorama
  3. the act of looking or seeing or observing; "he tried to get a better view of it"; "his survey of the battlefield was limited"
       Synonyms: survey sight
  4. the range of the eye; "they were soon out of view"
       Synonyms: eyeshot
  5. a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty; "my opinion differs from yours"; "what are your thoughts on Haiti?"
       Synonyms: opinion sentiment persuasion thought
  6. 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; "his opinions appeared frequently on the editorial page"
       Synonyms: opinion
  7. purpose; the phrase `with a view to' means `with the intention of' or `for the purpose of'; "he took the computer with a view to pawning it"
  8. graphic art consisting of the graphic or photographic representation of a visual percept; "he painted scenes from everyday life"; "figure 2 shows photographic and schematic views of the equipment"
       Synonyms: scene
  9. the range of interest or activity that can be anticipated; "It is beyond the horizon of present knowledge"
       Synonyms: horizon purview
  10. outward appearance; "they look the same in outward view"


  1. deem to be; "She views this quite differently from me"; "I consider her to be shallow"; "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do"
       Synonyms: see consider reckon regard
  2. look at carefully; study mentally; "view a problem"
       Synonyms: consider look at
  3. see or watch; "view a show on television"; "This program will be seen all over the world"; "view an exhibition"; "Catch a show on Broadway"; "see a movie"
       Synonyms: watch see catch take in

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