Meaning of VIEW in English

VIEW

noun

1

BAD : The view of all the blood on the ground made her feel ill.

GOOD : The sight of all the blood on the ground made her feel ill.

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View refers to the whole area that you can see from somewhere, especially when you can see a long way into the distance: 'His studio has a spectacular view over Sydney Harbour Bridge.' 'I've booked a room with a view of the sea.'

When you are talking about the act of seeing something, use the sight of : 'The sight of so many people dying from disease and hunger is something I will never forget.'

2

BAD : Come over here and watch the view.

GOOD : Come over here and look at the view.

BAD : We just sat there and saw the view.

GOOD : We just sat there and admired the view.

BAD : From the top of the tower you see a wonderful view of the city.

GOOD : From the top of the tower you get a wonderful view of the city.

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look at/admire/enjoy the view (NOT see/watch ): 'We asked the coach driver to stop so that we could look at the view.'

have/get a (good) view from a particular place (NOT see ): 'If you stand where I am you get a much better view.'

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See POINT OF VIEW (↑ point of view )

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