Meaning of VIEW in English

I. ˈvyü noun

Etymology: Middle English vewe, vyewe, from Anglo-French, from feminine of veu, viewe, past participle of veer to see, from Latin vidēre — 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


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

- on view

- with a view to

II. transitive verb

Date: 1523

1. : to look at attentively : scrutinize , observe

view an exhibit

view the landscape


a. : see , watch

view a film

b. : to look on in a particular light : regard

doesn't view himself as a rebel

3. : to survey or examine mentally : consider

view all sides of a question

• view·able -ə-bəl adjective

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.