bird's-eye view
noun Date: 1762 1. a view from a high angle as if seen by a bird in flight 2. an overall or cursory look at something

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  • bird's-eye view — noun singular a good view of something from a high position: We had a bird s eye view of the action from the roof …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bird's eye view — If you have a bird s eye view of something, you can see it perfectly clearly …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • bird's eye view — bird s eye views N COUNT: usu sing You say that you have a bird s eye view of a place when you are looking down at it from a great height, so that you can see a long way but everything looks very small …   English dictionary

  • bird's-eye view — n. 1. a view or perspective from above or at a distance 2. an overall, but cursory, view * * * …   Universalium

  • bird's-eye view — n. 1. a view or perspective from above or at a distance 2. an overall, but cursory, view …   English World dictionary

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  • bird's-eye view —    Seeing from a point of view from an altitude or from a distance; a comprehensive view in a downward direction; also called an aerial view. A variation on landscape, the horizon for a bird s eye view is usually placed very high in the picture,… …   Glossary of Art Terms

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