Meaning of VIEW in English

n. & v.


1. range of vision; extent of visibility (came into view; in full view of the crowd).

2 a what is seen from a particular point; a scene or prospect (a fine view of the downs; a room with a view). b a picture etc. representing this.

3 an inspection by the eye or mind; a visual or mental survey.

4 an opportunity for visual inspection; a viewing (a private view of the exhibition).

5 a an opinion (holds strong views on morality). b a mental attitude (took a favourable view of the matter). c a manner of considering a thing (took a long-term view of it).


1. tr. look at; survey visually; inspect (we are going to view the house).

2 tr. examine; survey mentally (different ways of viewing a subject).

3 tr. form a mental impression or opinion of; consider (does not view the matter in the same light).

4 intr. watch television.

5 tr. see (a fox) break cover.

Phrases and idioms:

have in view

1. have as one's object.

2 bear (a circumstance) in mind in forming a judgement etc. in view of having regard to; considering. on view being shown (for observation or inspection); being exhibited. view halloo Hunting a shout on seeing a fox break cover. with a view to 1 with the hope or intention of.

2 with the aim of attaining (with a view to marriage).


viewable adj.

Etymology: ME f. AF v(i)ewe, OF veue fem. past part. f. veoir see f. L videre

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.