Meaning of VIEW in English

VIEW

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a balanced view/account

a balanced account of what happened

a common sense view

Ross took the common sense view that it would be better to stay at home.

a minority opinion/view

This is a minority view among scientists.

a positive view

He takes a fairly positive view of the future.

a sea view

All the bedrooms have a sea view.

admire the view

We stopped halfway to admire the view .

affords...view

The room affords a beautiful view over the city.

air your views/grievances/complaints etc

Staff will get a chance to ask questions and air their views.

bird's-eye view

Visitors can enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the area from the castle turrets.

challenge a view/an idea/an assumption etc

Viewpoints such as these are strongly challenged by environmentalists.

compulsive reading/viewing

‘Gardening World’ is compulsive viewing for gardeners.

confirm you in your belief/opinion/view etc (that) (= make you believe something more strongly )

The expression on his face confirmed me in my suspicions.

conflicting views/opinions/ideas

There are conflicting opinions on what causes the disease.

detached view

Try to take a more detached view .

divergent views

divergent views

express your views/opinions/ideas

Everyone who attends the meeting will be given the opportunity to express their opinions.

frank discussion/interview/exchange of views etc

from a legal point of view

It's a fascinating case, from a legal point of view.

from a political point of view

From the political point of view, it was important that the country showed it was adhering to the treaty.

from a practical point of view

Saving energy in your home is fairly easy from a practical point of view.

from a scientific/technical point of view

This book was the first to study language from a scientific point of view.

from a security point of view

The system is seriously flawed from a security point of view.

from an economic/financial/business point of view

From a financial point of view, the concert was a disaster.

glorious views

glorious views of the coast

jaundiced view

He has a very jaundiced view of the world.

mechanistic view

a mechanistic view of the universe

narrow view

You’ve got a very narrow view of life.

panoramic view

a panoramic view of the valley

private view

purist views

Architects with purist views were suspicious of his work.

put forward a view

We should encourage individuals to put forward their views.

romantic notion/view/idea etc

romantic notions about becoming a famous actress

Like many New Yorkers, he had a romantic image of country life.

sb’s personal view/opinion

My personal opinion is that the project was started too soon.

see/view sth from a perspective

A child can only see see the world from his or her own perspective.

share a view

He shared my view of what had been going on.

strong views/opinions/ideas

She has strong views on education.

subscribe to the view/belief/theory etc

I have never subscribed to the view that schooldays are the happiest days of your life.

the popular view

The popular view bears little relation to the known facts.

traditional view

He has a traditional view of women.

unobstructed view

an unobstructed view of the lake

unorthodox view/approach/theory etc

Her unorthodox views tend to attract controversy.

view sth with caution

At the moment investors are viewing the shares with caution.

viewing habits (= the kinds of television shows you regularly watch )

Parents try to control their children’s viewing habits.

with this end in view (= with this thing in mind as an aim )

We need to reduce costs, so with this end in view, the company is switching supplier.

world view

the limited nineteenth-century world view

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■ ADJECTIVE

clear

So much has been written about this single epic without any clear view of the potential impact emerging.

Primo briefly has a clear view of the menu, written on paper plates taped to the quilted-tin wall.

The snow had almost stopped falling and he had a clear view .

The toughest challenge for macroeconomists is to get a clear view through the clouds.

But I had a clear view of the table last night, and it wasn't there.

From the railway platform, we had a clear view seaward.

The door into the alleyway was open, giving a clear view into the bakery.

Now we have a clear view of our final leg of climbing.

different

The men also tended to have different political views as they came from such a huge and diverse country.

We just had a different view of priorities.

We offer, finally, a different view from a leading environmentalist.

Richard Nixon, even when he was running against John Kennedy in 1960, took an entirely different view .

Even if you had different views , you felt you should not impose those views on a significant minority.

We parted amicably, still holding different views of my worth!

These spectacles do provide quite different views on the official portrait of crime and criminals.

The whole point of quantum mechanics is that it has a different view of reality.

dim

Now, Pearce takes a pretty dim view of this kind of behaviour.

The tendency of bureaucrats to take a dim view of whistle-blowers is particularly marked in the military.

I hope that the Minister is not back-tracking on them because we would take a dim view of that.

This was a particularly flimsy sounding rationale coming from Martinez, who took such a dim view of his students' prospects.

But let's assume that as a reader of this paper you take a dim view of these matters.

Most workers instinctively know this and, in most circumstances, take a dim view of union organizing efforts.

The source also revealed the dim view of the sale plan being taken by the Museums and Galleries Commission.

Science is a highly disciplined industry that has traditionally taken a very dim view of emotional expression.

full

Having secured your trade the guard will lean casually on the bonnet in full view .

I was visible for a sweep of sixty degrees and anyone entering the courtyard would get a full view .

We made our way to the lighthouse, in full view of the temple, and dropped anchors.

We all wash up, standing in front of the kitchen sink, in full view of everyone else.

In full view , the new father feels exhilarated, says Gottlieb.

There was a washbasin in full view , with the rest of the plumbing in a discreet little closet.

The Martins, told to give their tape to McDermott, did so in full view of witnesses.

general

The more general view was less charitable, placing more emphasis on the belief that Sri Lankans habitually lied in court.

The process used to derive criteria commenced with a general view of the learning objectives to be focused upon.

We analyse both the implications of our general views and the tensions between competing views.

Brailsford and Beach adopt a general view , regarding electronic publishing as the use of computer science and electronics to present information.

But this was not the general view .

This conflicts with the general view held by other organisations which have considerable dealings with expatriates and their employers.

It is not the general view of the small locally-based businesses in the Enterprise Zone.

The general view was that yes, women are seen as females first and musicians second.

optimistic

While this is an optimistic view the necessary conditions of teaching and length of time are not often available.

Shugart was sued by Lerach the first time for supposedly expressing overly optimistic views to shareholders.

The formula of the bookstall blockbuster is only too persuasive, offering an optimistic view of social dangers and confusions.

Few anthropologists share this optimistic view and I certainly do not believe in witchcraft.

This is the most optimistic view of the future.

Under these conditions, it is not surprising to find that superiors and subordinates hold optimistic and pessimistic views about each other.

Theirs is an essentially optimistic view of human nature, one which stresses cooperation, fraternity, egalitarianism.

Essentially this was based on optimistic views about social progress and economic growth.

panoramic

There is a roof-top sun terrace with panoramic views of the town and the sea, a lounge, bar and restaurant.

Nor can I take an incline railcar up Schlossberg mountain for a panoramic view .

You can discover the great square keep, and enjoy the panoramic view from the top over the town below.

There are seven miles of scenic drives with river walks and panoramic views .

A stop at the top of the Brynderwin Hills offers a panoramic view of the city.

Raised knolls give picnickers panoramic views .

Motor homes have panoramic views and are self-contained but depreciate faster.

personal

We had very personal political views , but we didn't let them come through.

Rotating writers offering their personal views include Jay Harlow on fish and seafood.

Next month, some famous demo-dudes express their personal views on the scene.

There is no suggestion that Bush has altered his personal views .

This he did, insisting that Mr Bangemann's remarks reflected his own personal views .

Women can form a communal bond quickly, but may be reluctant to stand up for their personal views .

My personal view is that, as defined, Group Four will never happen.

Mr Hymas started by giving a personal view of the differences in character between the 80s and the 90s.

strong

I can't imagine ... that is. my sister does take such a strong view .

Dover has strong views on why this Bill should not get any further.

In his preface to the book, Mr Zhang emerges as some one with a strong view on the right way forward.

He was a man of strong and independent views .

The bias in the contributions is towards quite strong views of equity if not egalitarianism, but different income inequality ideologies exist.

He doesn't have strong views .

Fathers may have very strong views on what course of action their daughters should take.

He had no strong views on fox hunting, he just went for a cheap day out.

traditional

But here, too, recent analysis presents a bleaker picture than that of the traditional liberal view .

He clung to the traditional view , stating that the problem was scientifically indeterminate.

Of course, Alexander would not in the slightest deny the more traditional view .

Milton has already dispelled our traditional view of an awesome, bestial figure, in favour of one who possesses a destroyed beauty.

This is the traditional view of most constitutional lawyers.

On the traditional view of the matter, Mrs Mountford not being a lodger must be a tenant.

This traditional view has been summed up as follows: The efficient control of expenditure is the cardinal management virtue.

■ NOUN

world

Even states with very different forms of life and different moral world views do in fact behave in similar ways.

The Republican world view may not have changed in 20 years, but the world certainly has.

However there seems to be little of worth in the other characters to hold up against Thersites's world view .

There can be no doubting their experience, their confidence, and the classic simplicity of their world view .

By the time Copernicus's idea had been substantiated, the Aristotelian world view had been replaced by the Newtonian one.

What he does is to disbelieve in his previous world view because of needs which his previous world view can no longer answer.

These beliefs, he argues, are just as ideological as the holistic world view of a more mystical, premodern age.

It is built into a world view which, given time, rarely fails to bubble up.

■ VERB

confirm

These matters confirm me in the view already expressed that the disturbance complained of in this case is not actionable.

The experience of companies using case management for major illnesses confirms his view .

None the less other work has confirmed Pahl's view that inmigration would lead to social segregation.

In a reactionary decade there are many who will not be hesitant to use such state-ments to confirm their former views .

The international events of 1935 and 1936 tended to confirm the views of both extremes of the Labour Party.

Hoare confirmed this view of Baldwin's state of mind.

The figures in the table above seem to confirm this point of view .

Somehow Steen's voice seemed to confirm Jacqui's view .

disappear

Before afternoon, Treasure Island had disappeared from view , and I had never felt happier to leave a place behind.

After twenty feet or so I turned to see his figure disappear from view .

Muttering incomprehensibly, he made for some bushes where he disappeared from Emily's view .

Then it struck the raft amidships and disappeared from view for a moment.

He watched them disappear from his view , his father still waddling along with that bloody basket.

Grover leaned back, disappearing from view as the gay yellow cab puttered away, its muffler clattering forlornly after it.

The stream is fascinating, disappearing from view from time to time, to re-emerge from beneath road or path in an ever delightful manner.

To do this she must have a concept that objects still exist after they disappear from view .

express

The difference is that Chomsky acknowledges this fact and accordingly expresses his views with appropriate caution.

C., who expressed the view that black self-assertion had nothing to do with Bolshevism.

Until now the judiciary have expressed their views about the tariff period, tacitly if not expressly, in confidence.

Shugart was sued by Lerach the first time for supposedly expressing overly optimistic views to shareholders.

Sidney Webb and Beveridge were equally careful in expressing their views .

But he also expressed the view that the killings were not spontaneous.

Editorials do not necessarily express the views of the council.

What is sadly lacking is the will to express such views and to act on them.

give

The final miles are among the best of the whole route through Lakeland fells giving marvellous views of Windermere.

Press photos by Nancy Urrut a dating from 1980 give an appalling view into what daily life in the dictatorship looked like.

Tables 6.6 and 6.7 give two views of this shift, considering different time periods and employing different classifications.

The point is, everyday appearances do not necessarily give a clear view of our actual trade flows.

Both are carved deeply out of the mountainside and their steeply sloping auditoria seating gives a superb view of the plains below.

The end of his black head-wrap hung loose and flapped over his shoulder, giving a clear view of his face.

The six will give their views as part of the first ever children's museum of the year competition.

All the hotel's pleasant bedrooms are positioned to give a view of the lake.

hide

It was parked next to the wall and almost hidden from view by the red Studebaker beside it.

But the walls are so high that, very often, they hide the view ...

The small heated swimming pool hidden from view near the rose walk was a wedding gift from the Army.

It was not uncomfortable once he got used to it, and it had the advantage of being well hidden from view .

The height hides a view of the nearby power station.

Two bright ducks floating side by side on a little stagnant pocket of water usually hidden from my view .

Even when it is hidden from view , we know it is there, securing the plane on which we act our lives.

hold

Moreover, it is perhaps doubtful whether many delinquents hold openly oppositional views or values as Cohen suggests.

The percentage of voters who hold a favorable view of Gramm has declined from 54 percent in 1990 to 41 percent.

Fashions change at an alarming rate and at any given time experts hold differing views .

One who held to this view was Lord Kelvin himself.

I used to hold a similar view .

At the end of his first six months in office, 45 percent of Texans surveyed held a negative view of Clinton.

Most Tory propagandists continued to hold a rather contemptuous view of the populace.

share

They share views on the separation of the races.

Differences between the two theorists seem plentiful, but they shared many views .

In many ways, it must be said, I share her views .

Not surprisingly, the rest of his family appears to have shared his views .

Taking a friend aside and sharing your views afterwards may be safer, but it won't raise your status.

Investors seem to share his view .

The Prime Minister I share the view expressed by my hon. Friend.

Not all executives share the view that electronic notoriety or participation in on-line discussions is best for the company.

support

This finding supports the view that chemotherapy should be the elective treatment in this group.

But Hamann insists there is little to support this view .

There is some evidence to support this view , but not much.

A number of other factors support this view .

There are indeed certain aspects of the marriage system of such societies which support this point of view .

Independent analysis of Government statistics supports this view , as do the claims of one commentator, Cyril Glasser.

Research evidence supports the view that this relationship is valued highly, especially by the grandparental generation.

take

However, magistrates took a serious view of the case in light of the safety aspects.

I did not always take this view .

As the Foreign Secretary pointed out this afternoon, it increasingly takes a co-ordinated view of foreign policy issues.

But Democrats applauded, generally taking the pious view that the White House can never be above the law.

Is sufficient thought being given to the implications, and is anyone taking an overall view ?

It was an error to take the long view in the face of moral objections.

These are quite legal to buy in the States, but the Highway Patrol takes a particularly dim view of their use.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a grandstand view (of sth)

block sb's view

come into view/sight

A tall figure came into view, then just as quickly vanished.

As we drive on, the Willapa Hills of coastal Washington come into view.

Soon Carol's home comes into view They're home!

Southampton went wild when the Friendship came into view.

The airfield came into view and Y positioned for the approach.

The bell tower came into view, a square slim block of stone separated from the church by a dozen yards.

The hills had now come into view, and I enjoyed the grand spectacle of Mount Blue ahead.

They passed the copse and the lights of a large Elizabethan house came into view.

field of vision/view

His head would explode, and his field of vision would contract until he was almost blind.

It will be appreciated that the precise nature of the degree or defect in acuity or field of vision is highly individual.

Mrs LaRue smiled and moved away from my field of vision.

Some evidence for this point of view is given under validation - sensitivity across the field of view.

The serious aerial photographer will be looking for adjustment through vertical and horizontal axes so that the field of view is precise.

With astonishment, I saw distinct black specks dancing in the field of view.

With increased power, the field of view becomes smaller, and with increased aperture the binoculars become heavier.

Without turning my head, I see them as clearly as though in my normal field of vision.

heave in sight/into view

in full view of sb

At 11am they were already taking files out of their headquarters, in full view of the villagers.

He spent the interval in full view of the enemy, drinking tea.

It would be about two and a half miles downstream but in full view of the Falls.

Several, standing on the balcony in full view of the crowd, taunted their enemies below.

The long, hard battle for the nomination, fought in full view of the television cameras, was exciting to watch.

The Martins, told to give their tape to McDermott, did so in full view of witnesses.

We all wash up, standing in front of the kitchen sink, in full view of everyone else.

We made our way to the lighthouse, in full view of the temple, and dropped anchors.

mistaken belief/idea/impression/view etc

A thin, friendly man, he often gave the mistaken impression that nothing was too much trouble.

Cannabis may have few immediate withdrawal effects and this again may give rise to the mistaken belief that it is not addictive.

People have a mistaken idea about artists.

Such a deeply mistaken belief can only come from a citizen of a country with a disciplinarian attitude to politics.

That can lead to the mistaken impression that the principles do not fit businesses involved in services.

The foregoing paragraphs dispose, it is hoped, of some mistaken ideas as to the state and progress of sexuality in adulthood.

The most mistaken idea is that you can Xerox people and somehow clone a fully grown adult.

This can give rise to the mistaken belief that cocaine is not an addictive drug.

take a dim view of sth

Management took a dim view of union organizing efforts.

As a keen amateur astronomer I take a dim view of being mistaken for a fortune teller!

But let's assume that as a reader of this paper you take a dim view of these matters.

I hope that the Minister is not back-tracking on them because we would take a dim view of that.

Magistrate Rosemary Watters told Hannon this type of behaviour was unacceptable and the court took a dim view of it.

Most workers instinctively know this and, in most circumstances, take a dim view of union organizing efforts.

The electorate took a dim view of this practice when the government used it to get the consumption tax through in December.

The tendency of bureaucrats to take a dim view of whistle-blowers is particularly marked in the military.

They were summoned to see Miss Rudge who took a dim view of the episode.

take the long view (of sth)

Any time we set out to change our lives or the world, we have to take the long view.

But I think you must take the long view.

It was an error to take the long view in the face of moral objections.

One had to take the long view.

The fox of Damascus, ruthlessly in control since 1970, has always taken the long view.

uninterrupted view

At that point he needs to have an uninterrupted view of the audience and they need a clear view of him.

But beyond that intimate corner was a wall of translucent glass, giving an uninterrupted view of the mountains.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a spectacular view across the valley

Dan was delighted to get a room with breathtaking views of the Los Angeles basin.

Edwina's office was south-facing, with a view of the lake.

How is the view from the balcony?

I don't agree with the view that longer prison sentences stop people from committing crime.

In Freud's view , people's dreams often reveal their unconscious fears.

Is it the superb views that bring you back here each year?

It is natural for children to have different views from their parents.

Malthus will always be known mainly for his views on population.

Most nineteenth century scientists took the view that the Universe had no purpose or meaning.

Stein was expressing the view of many fellow war veterans.

The hotel is situated on a hill, providing panoramic views of the city.

The open-air terrace affords unparalleled views of the Big Apple.

The survey reflected a very conservative view about what the ideal family structure should be.

We had a good view of the firework display from Ron's balcony.

We lived in a town house, with a spectacular view of the East China Sea.

We were very, very lucky to get an apartment with a view .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

He or she will bring an objective view to team meetings.

In reality, of course, the relationship between education and society is much more complex than either view would suggest.

Robyn had a comfortable childhood, growing up in a pleasant, unostentatious house with a view of the sea.

So far as the avoidance of an election commitment was concerned, this would have been sensible from any point of view .

There is a roof-top sun terrace with panoramic views of the town and the sea, a lounge, bar and restaurant.

Unfortunately a fourth hangs a tea-towel over the window at this point, obscuring my view .

We lingered, not just because of the food but also because of the view out the picture window.

II. verb

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■ ADVERB

widely

There his trip was widely viewed , even by members of his government, as an embarrassment.

Merrill is widely viewed as one of the greatest of his generation of post-war poets in the United States.

That interpretation was widely viewed as favoring business over minority and female employees attempting to charge job discrimination.

Wilson is not widely viewed as a sentimental, Don Juan sort of guy.

The Fed chairman is widely viewed as an anti-inflation hawk.

The compromise was widely viewed as a victory for the president, who had stood firm against Republican demands.

■ NOUN

body

The source said the families of the victims were not allowed to view the bodies or bury them.

Reports by Agents who viewed victims' bodies indicate that there can be little doubt of execution-style slayings....

They viewed two bodies of young girls, neither of whom was Pet.

suspicion

If they viewed me with suspicion then I was much puzzled about them.

But nothing would be viewed with more suspicion than this method of expanding output.

Any law which directly or indirectly discourages the publication of views from within the criminal justice system must be viewed with suspicion .

This woman is a woman she views with suspicion , and for what reason?

The Prime Minister designate obviously viewed me with suspicion , as being closely associated with his predecessor.

As Lutherans, we viewed pleasure with suspicion .

But those who claimed to know that they were chosen, Calvin viewed with suspicion .

This is the day of the motorist, and anyone who walks is viewed with suspicion .

world

He wiped a peephole from the condensation on the window and viewed the world beyond.

Joe viewed the world through what at the time would have been considered a prism of realism.

The Opposition's attitude to industry is negative because they largely view the world from the past.

There is in fact a value system that runs through us all, and we view the world in identical terms.

Those days of walking and talking utterly changed the way I viewed the world .

As they confronted and mastered the challenges, they came to view themselves and the world differently.

They viewed the world through dark wrap-around shades beneath pork-pie hats or stingy brims.

And yet, this is exactly the way people in all cultures have viewed the spirit world for thousands of years.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a grandstand view (of sth)

field of vision/view

His head would explode, and his field of vision would contract until he was almost blind.

It will be appreciated that the precise nature of the degree or defect in acuity or field of vision is highly individual.

Mrs LaRue smiled and moved away from my field of vision.

Some evidence for this point of view is given under validation - sensitivity across the field of view.

The serious aerial photographer will be looking for adjustment through vertical and horizontal axes so that the field of view is precise.

With astonishment, I saw distinct black specks dancing in the field of view.

With increased power, the field of view becomes smaller, and with increased aperture the binoculars become heavier.

Without turning my head, I see them as clearly as though in my normal field of vision.

in full view of sb

At 11am they were already taking files out of their headquarters, in full view of the villagers.

He spent the interval in full view of the enemy, drinking tea.

It would be about two and a half miles downstream but in full view of the Falls.

Several, standing on the balcony in full view of the crowd, taunted their enemies below.

The long, hard battle for the nomination, fought in full view of the television cameras, was exciting to watch.

The Martins, told to give their tape to McDermott, did so in full view of witnesses.

We all wash up, standing in front of the kitchen sink, in full view of everyone else.

We made our way to the lighthouse, in full view of the temple, and dropped anchors.

mistaken belief/idea/impression/view etc

A thin, friendly man, he often gave the mistaken impression that nothing was too much trouble.

Cannabis may have few immediate withdrawal effects and this again may give rise to the mistaken belief that it is not addictive.

People have a mistaken idea about artists.

Such a deeply mistaken belief can only come from a citizen of a country with a disciplinarian attitude to politics.

That can lead to the mistaken impression that the principles do not fit businesses involved in services.

The foregoing paragraphs dispose, it is hoped, of some mistaken ideas as to the state and progress of sexuality in adulthood.

The most mistaken idea is that you can Xerox people and somehow clone a fully grown adult.

This can give rise to the mistaken belief that cocaine is not an addictive drug.

take a dim view of sth

Management took a dim view of union organizing efforts.

As a keen amateur astronomer I take a dim view of being mistaken for a fortune teller!

But let's assume that as a reader of this paper you take a dim view of these matters.

I hope that the Minister is not back-tracking on them because we would take a dim view of that.

Magistrate Rosemary Watters told Hannon this type of behaviour was unacceptable and the court took a dim view of it.

Most workers instinctively know this and, in most circumstances, take a dim view of union organizing efforts.

The electorate took a dim view of this practice when the government used it to get the consumption tax through in December.

The tendency of bureaucrats to take a dim view of whistle-blowers is particularly marked in the military.

They were summoned to see Miss Rudge who took a dim view of the episode.

take the long view (of sth)

Any time we set out to change our lives or the world, we have to take the long view.

But I think you must take the long view.

It was an error to take the long view in the face of moral objections.

One had to take the long view.

The fox of Damascus, ruthlessly in control since 1970, has always taken the long view.

uninterrupted view

At that point he needs to have an uninterrupted view of the audience and they need a clear view of him.

But beyond that intimate corner was a wall of translucent glass, giving an uninterrupted view of the mountains.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

A few journalists were allowed to view the art exhibition the day before it opened.

After viewing the film, we felt we had a better understanding of the conflict.

I'd like to make an appointment to view the house on Clement Street that's for sale.

If it is viewed from an environmental perspective, the factory's closing is a good thing.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

I've already phoned a couple of agents to arrange appointments to view .

She had dared to step inside Mr Brady's photographic establishment to view the wonderful daguerreotypes and portraits he had taken.

The old organizational paradigm encouraged employees to view themselves as the occupants of a box called a job.

The two parties' activists view each other with hostility.

There are several ways to view this publication that you read and rely upon.

This woman is a woman she views with suspicion, and for what reason?

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.