view
Pronunciation Noun

view (plural views)

  1. (physical) Visual perception.
    1. The act of seeing or looking at something.
      He changed seats to get a complete view of the stage.
      • 1671, John Milton, “Book the Fourth”, in Paradise Regain’d. A Poem. In IV Books. To which is Added, Samson Agonistes, London: Printed by J. M[acock] for John Starkey […], OCLC 228732398 ↗:
        Thenceforth I thought thee worth my nearer view.
      • 1689 (indicated as 1690), [John Locke], An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding. […], London: […] Thomas Basset, […], OCLC 153628242 ↗:
        , Book II, Chapter XXI
        Objects near our view are apt to be thought greater than those of a larger size are more remote.
    2. (Internet) A pageview.
    3. The range of vision.
      If there are any rabbits in this park, they keep carefully out of our view.
      • 1697, John Dryden translating Virgil, The Aeneid
        The walls of Pluto's palace are in view.
    4. Something to look at, such as scenery.
      My flat has a view of a junkyard.
      the view from a window
      • 1799, Thomas Campbell (poet), ''''
        'Tis distance lends enchantment to the view.
    5. (obsolete) Appearance; show; aspect.
      • [Graces] which, by the splendor of her view / Dazzled, before we never knew.
  2. A picture, drawn or painted; a sketch.
    a fine view of Lake George
  3. (psychological) Opinion, judgement, imagination.
    1. A mental image.
      I need more information to get a better view of the situation.
      • c. 1602, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Troylus and Cressida”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act V, scene v]:
        I have with exact view perused thee, Hector.
    2. A way of understanding something, an opinion, a theory.
      Your view on evolution is based on religion, not on scientific findings.
      • 1689 (indicated as 1690), [John Locke], chapter 2, in An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding. […], London: […] Thomas Basset, […], OCLC 153628242 ↗, book I, page 21 ↗:
        to give a right view of this mistaken part of liberty
    3. A point of view.
      From my view that is a stupid proposition.
    4. An intention or prospect.
      He smuggled a knife into prison with a view to using it as a weapon.
      • a. 1705, John Locke, “Of the Conduct of the Understanding”, in Posthumous Works of Mr. John Locke: […], London: […] A[wnsham] and J[ohn] Churchill, […], published 1706, OCLC 6963663 ↗:
        No man ever sets himself about anything but upon some view or other which serves him for a reason for what he does
  4. (computing, databases) A virtual or logical table composed of the result set of a query in relational databases.
  5. (computing, programming) The part of a computer program which is visible to the user and can be interacted with
  6. A wake.
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  • Russian: вид
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  • French: vue
  • German: Sicht, View
  • Italian: vista
  • Portuguese: view, visão
  • Russian: представление
Translations Verb

view (views, present participle viewing; past and past participle viewed)

  1. (transitive) To look at.
    The video was viewed by millions of people.
  2. (transitive) To regard in a stated way.
    I view it as a serious breach of trust.
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