Meaning of VIEW in English


Pronunciation: ' vyü

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English vewe, vyewe, from Anglo-French, from feminine of veu, viewe, past participle of veer to see, from Latin vid ē re ― more at WIT

Date: 14th century

1 : extent or range of vision : SIGHT <tried to keep the ship in view > <sat high in the bleachers to get a good view >

2 : the act of seeing or examining : INSPECTION also : SURVEY <a view of English literature>

3 a : a mode or manner of looking at or regarding something b : an opinion or judgment colored by the feeling or bias of its holder <in my view the plan will fail>

4 : SCENE , PROSPECT <the lovely view from the balcony>

5 : the foreseeable future <no hope in view >

6 : a pictorial representation

synonyms see OPINION

– in view of : in regard to : in consideration of

– on view : open to public inspection : on exhibition

– with a view to : with the object of <studied hard with a view to getting an A>

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.