Meaning of VIEW in English

(~s, ~ing, ~ed)

Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.


Your ~s on something are the beliefs or opinions that you have about it, for example whether you think it is good, bad, right, or wrong.

Washington and Moscow are believed to have similar ~s on Kashmir...

My own ~ is absolutely clear. What I did was right...

You should also make your ~s known to your local MP.

N-COUNT: usu with supp, oft N on n, N that


Your ~ of a particular subject is the way that you understand and think about it.

The drama takes an idealistic, even a naive ~ of the subject...

The whole point was to get away from a Christian-centred ~ of religion...

N-SING: with supp, oft N of n


If you ~ something in a particular way, you think of it in that way.

First-generation Americans ~ the United States as a land of golden opportunity...

Abigail’s mother Linda ~s her daughter’s talent with a mixture of pride and worry...

We would ~ favourably any sensible suggestion for maintaining the business.

= regard

VERB: V n as n/-ing, V n with/in n, V n with adv


The ~ from a window or high place is everything which can be seen from that place, especially when it is considered to be beautiful.

The ~ from our window was one of beautiful green countryside...



If you have a ~ of something, you can see it.

He stood up to get a better ~ of the blackboard...

N-SING: with supp, oft N of n, poss N


You use ~ in expressions to do with being able to see something. For example, if something is in ~, you can see it. If something is in full ~ of everyone, everyone can see it.

She was lying there in full ~ of anyone who walked by...

A group of riders came into ~ on the dirt road...

N-UNCOUNT: in/into N


If you ~ something, you look at it for a particular purpose. (FORMAL)

They came back to ~ the house again...



If you ~ a television programme, video, or film, you watch it. (FORMAL)

We have ~ed the video recording of the incident...

‘Elizabeth R’, a TV portrait of the Queen, had record ~ing figures.

VERB: V n, V-ing


View refers to the way in which a piece of text or graphics is displayed on a computer screen. (COMPUTING)

To see the current document in full-page ~, click the Page Zoom Full button.



If you take a dim ~ or a poor ~ of someone or something, you disapprove of them or have a low opinion of them.

They took a dim ~ of local trade unionists...

PHRASE: v PHR, usu PHR of n


You use in my ~ when you want to indicate that you are stating a personal opinion, which other people might not agree with.

In my ~ things won’t change...

PHRASE: PHR with cl


You use in ~ of when you are taking into consideration facts that have just been mentioned or are just about to be mentioned.

In ~ of the fact that Hobson was not a trained economist his achievements were remarkable...



If you have something in ~, you are aware of it and your actions are aimed towards it.

They have very clear career aims in ~...

Ackroyd worked out this whole plot with one objective in ~.

= in mind

PHRASE: usu PHR after v


If you take the long ~, you consider what is likely to happen in the future over a long period, rather than thinking only about things that are going to happen soon.

Some investors are taking the long ~...

PHRASE: V inflects, oft PHR of n


If something such as a work of art is on ~, it is shown in public for people to look at.

A significant exhibition of contemporary sculpture will be on ~ at the Portland Gallery.

PHRASE: usu v-link PHR


If you do something with a ~ to doing something else, you do it because you hope it will result in that other thing being done.

He has called a meeting of all parties tomorrow, with a ~ to forming a national reconciliation government.

PHRASE: PHR -ing/n

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