I. 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
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 II. transitive verb Date: 1523 1. to look at attentively ; scrutinize, observe <
view an exhibit
view the landscape
2. 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
viewable adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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