- The definition of a view is a range of sight, what is being seen or an opinion.
- An example of view is being able to see a car parked across the street.
- An example of a view is a beautiful sunset from the top of a mountain.
- An example of a view is someone thinking foreign cars are superior to American made cars.
- To view means to look at.
An example of to view is checking out the shoes someone is wearing.
A hiker enjoys a beautiful view.
- a seeing or looking, as in inspection or examination
- sight or vision; esp., range of vision: not a person in view
- mental examination or survey; critical contemplation: to take a correct view of a situation
- that which is seen; esp., a scene or prospect, as of a landscape: a room with a view
- a picture, sketch, or photograph of a scene, esp. of a landscape
- visual appearance or aspect of something
- manner of regarding or considering something; judgment; opinion: one's views on a matter
- that which is worked toward or sought; object; aim; goal: to have a view to bettering one's condition
- a general survey or summary
- Law a formal inspection made by a jury outside of court, as at the scene of a crime or accident
Origin of viewMiddle English vewe ; from Old French veue ; from veoir, to see ; from Classical Latin videre: see vision
- to inspect; scrutinize
- to look at or see; behold
- to survey mentally; consider
- to regard in a particular way: to view a situation with fear
- in sight
- under consideration
- in mind or memory
- as an end or object aimed at
- in expectation: said as of a hope or wish
in view of
with a view to
- with the purpose of
- with a hope of; looking forward to
- a. An examination using the eyes; a look: used binoculars to get a better view.b. Field of vision: The aircraft has disappeared from view.
- a. A scene or vista: the view from the tower.b. A way of showing or seeing something, as from a particular position or angle: a side view of the house.
- An individual and personal perception, judgment, or interpretation; an opinion: In his view, aid to the rebels should be suspended.
- a. An aim or intention: The law was written with a view toward safeguarding privacy.b. Consideration or concern: “The pitch of the roof had been calculated with a view to the heavy seasonal rains” (Caroline Alexander).c. Expectation or likelihood: The measure has no view of success.
transitive verbviewed, view·ing, views
- a. To look at, examine, or inspect: viewed the stars through the telescope.b. To watch (a program, for example) on television.
- a. To survey or study mentally; consider: When you view all their suggestions, you have to feel encouraged.b. To think of (something) in a particular way; regard: doesn't view herself as a success; viewed their efforts unfavorably. See Synonyms at see1.
Origin of viewMiddle English vewe, from Anglo-Norman, from feminine past participle of veoir, to see, from Latin vidēre; see weid- in Indo-European roots.
- The act of seeing or looking at something.
- He changed seat to get a complete view of the stage.
- The range of vision.
- If there are any rabbits in this park, they keep carefully out of our view.
- Something to look at, such as scenery.
- My flat has a view of a junkyard.
- the view from a window
- A picture, drawn or painted; a sketch.
- a fine view of Lake George
- A mental image.
- I need more information to get a better view of the situation.
- A way of understanding something, an opinion, a theory.
- Your view on evolution is based on religion, not on scientific findings.
- A point of view.
- From my view that is a stupid proposition.
- An intention or prospect.
- He smuggled a knife into prison with a view to using it as a weapon.
- (computing, databases) A virtual or logical table composed of the result set of a query in relational databases.
- (computing, programming) 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.
- A wake.
(third-person singular simple present views, present participle viewing, simple past and past participle viewed)
- To look at.
- He viewed the painting and praised the artist for his masterpiece.
- To show.
- To view the desktop, click the small desktop icon on the bottom of your screen.
From Anglo-Norman vewe, from Old French veue (French: vue), feminine past participle of veoir (â€œto seeâ€) (French: voir).
view - Computer Definition
(1) To display and look at data on screen.
(2) In relational database management, a special display of data, created as needed. A view temporarily ties two or more files together so that the combined files can be displayed, printed or queried; for example, customers and orders or vendors and purchases. Fields to be included are specified by the user. The original files are not permanently linked or altered; however, if the system allows editing, the data in the original files will be changed.
view - Legal Definition
- An unobstructed look out of the windows of a dwelling.
- An urban encumbrance prohibiting the building of anything that would obstruct a person’s view from his or her window.
- A jury’s trip to a crime scene or other location thought necessary to see the physical particulars of the case before it that might not be capable of being observed in the courtroom.
- A lineup. See also lineup.