What does view mean?

Definitions for view

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word view.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. position, view, perspective(noun)

    a way of regarding situations or topics etc.

    "consider what follows from the positivist view"

  2. view, aspect, prospect, scene, vista, panorama(noun)

    the visual percept of a region

    "the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views"

  3. view, survey, sight(noun)

    the act of looking or seeing or observing

    "he tried to get a better view of it"; "his survey of the battlefield was limited"

  4. view, eyeshot(noun)

    the range of the eye

    "they were soon out of view"

  5. opinion, sentiment, persuasion, view, thought(noun)

    a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty

    "my opinion differs from yours"; "I am not of your persuasion"; "what are your thoughts on Haiti?"

  6. opinion, view(noun)

    a message expressing a belief about something; the expression of a belief that is held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof

    "his opinions appeared frequently on the editorial page"

  7. view(noun)

    purpose; the phrase `with a view to' means `with the intention of' or `for the purpose of'

    "he took the computer with a view to pawning it"

  8. scene, view(noun)

    graphic art consisting of the graphic or photographic representation of a visual percept

    "he painted scenes from everyday life"; "figure 2 shows photographic and schematic views of the equipment"

  9. horizon, view, purview(noun)

    the range of interest or activity that can be anticipated

    "It is beyond the horizon of present knowledge"

  10. view(verb)

    outward appearance

    "they look the same in outward view"

  11. see, consider, reckon, view, regard(verb)

    deem to be

    "She views this quite differently from me"; "I consider her to be shallow"; "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do"

  12. view, consider, look at(verb)

    look at carefully; study mentally

    "view a problem"

  13. watch, view, see, catch, take in(verb)

    see or watch

    "view a show on television"; "This program will be seen all over the world"; "view an exhibition"; "Catch a show on Broadway"; "see a movie"


  1. view(Noun)

    The act of seeing or looking at something.

    He changed seat to get a complete view of the stage.

  2. view(Noun)

    The range of vision.

    If there are any rabbits in this park, they keep carefully out of our view.

  3. view(Noun)

    Something to look at, such as a scenery.

    My flat has a view of a junkyard.

  4. view(Noun)

    A picture.

    There was a view of the accident site on the front page.

  5. view(Noun)

    A mental image.

    I need more information to get a better view of the situation.

  6. view(Noun)

    A way of understanding something, an opinion, a theory.

    Your view on evolution is based on religion, not on scientific findings.

  7. view(Noun)

    A point of view.

    From my view that is a stupid proposition.

  8. view(Noun)

    An intention or prospect.

    I gave you the money with the view that you would invest it wisely.

  9. view(Noun)

    A virtual or logical table composed of the result set of a query in relational databases.

  10. view(Verb)

    To look at.

    He viewed the painting and praised the artist for his masterpiece.

  11. view(Verb)

    To show.

    To view the desktop, click the small desktop icon on the bottom of your screen.

  12. view(Noun)

    The part of a computer program which is visible to the user, the part the user interacts with; a user interface to the underlying logic of the program.

  13. view(Noun)

    A wake

  14. Origin: From vewe, from veue (French: vue), feminine past participle of veoir (French: voir).

Webster Dictionary

  1. View(noun)

    the act of seeing or beholding; sight; look; survey; examination by the eye; inspection

  2. View(noun)

    mental survey; intellectual perception or examination; as, a just view of the arguments or facts in a case

  3. View(noun)

    power of seeing, either physically or mentally; reach or range of sight; extent of prospect

  4. View(noun)

    that which is seen or beheld; sight presented to the natural or intellectual eye; scene; prospect; as, the view from a window

  5. View(noun)

    the pictorial representation of a scene; a sketch, /ither drawn or painted; as, a fine view of Lake George

  6. View(noun)

    mode of looking at anything; manner of apprehension; conception; opinion; judgment; as, to state one's views of the policy which ought to be pursued

  7. View(noun)

    that which is looked towards, or kept in sight, as object, aim, intention, purpose, design; as, he did it with a view of escaping

  8. View(noun)

    appearance; show; aspect

  9. View(verb)

    to see; to behold; especially, to look at with attention, or for the purpose of examining; to examine with the eye; to inspect; to explore

  10. View(verb)

    to survey or examine mentally; to consider; as, to view the subject in all its aspects

  11. Origin: [OF. veue, F. vue, fr. OF. veoir to see, p. p. veu, F. voir, p. p. vu, fr. L. videre to see. See Vision, and cf. Interview, Purview, Review, Vista.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. View

    vū, n. a seeing: sight: reach of the sight: whole extent seen: that which is seen: inspection, as by a jury, of the place of a crime, of the corpse, &c.: direction in which a thing is seen: the picture of a scene: a sketch: mental survey: mode of looking at or receiving: opinion: intention: (Shak.) show, appearance.—v.t. to see: to look at attentively: to examine intellectually.—adj. View′able, that can be viewed.—ns. View′er; View′-halloo′, the huntsman's cry when the fox breaks cover; View′iness, character of being viewy or visionary.—adj. View′less, not to be viewed: invisible.—adv. View′lessly.—adj. View′ly (prov.), pleasing to look at.—n. View′-point, point of view.—adjs. View′some (prov.), viewly; View′y (coll.), holding opinions vague or purely speculative.—Dissolving views, pictures thrown on a screen and made to pass one into the other; Field of view, the compass of visual power; In view of, having regard to; On view, open to public inspection; To the view (Shak.), in public. [Fr. vuevu, pa.p. of voir—L. vidēre, to see.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'view' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #432

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'view' in Written Corpus Frequency: #516

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'view' in Nouns Frequency: #89

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'view' in Verbs Frequency: #446


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of view in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of view in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of view in a Sentence

  1. Scott Walker:

    My view has changed.

  2. Larry Johnson:

    From my point of view.

  3. Sidney Levinson:

    We have a different view.

  4. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz:

    We take the long-term view.

  5. Barack Obama:

    One Man's View of the World.

Images & Illustrations of view

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Translations for view

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • منظر, رأيArabic
  • görünüş, görüşAzerbaijani
  • parer, vista, veureCatalan, Valencian
  • pohled, dohled, názor, vize, zobrazit, dívat se na, prohlížet siCzech
  • udsigt, synDanish
  • Sicht, Aussicht, Anblick, View, Ansicht, sehen, anschauenGerman
  • vidoEsperanto
  • visión, vista, mirada, verSpanish
  • oletus, vaade, arusaam, kujutis, seisukoht, vaateväli, ettekujutus, vaatlemaEstonian
  • منظره, دید, دیدنPersian
  • näköala, tarkoitus, käsitys, näkymä, näkökulma, kuva, näköpiiri, oletus, näkemys, nähdä, vilkaista, katsoaFinnish
  • vue, regard, vision, considérer, regarderFrench
  • दर्शनHindi
  • kép, látvány, látómező, nézet, látás, szándék, nézés, rálátás, szempont, felvétel, kilátásHungarian
  • տեսարան, դիտելArmenian
  • spektarIdo
  • vista, visione, veduta, guardareItalian
  • 景色Japanese
  • 경치Korean
  • visus, adspectusLatin
  • tirohanga, whakaaro, tiro, whakaariMāori
  • കാഴ്ചMalayalam
  • zicht, beeld, view, bedoeling, mening, opvatting, visie, overzicht, vooruitzicht, afbeelding, uitzicht, kijken, naar, bekijkenDutch
  • synspunkt, syn, sikt, utsikt, visning, utsyn, se påNorwegian
  • widokPolish
  • vista, verPortuguese
  • вид, взгляд, видетьRussian
  • razmatranje, pogled, mišljenje, vidik, gledište, vidokrug, perspektiva, vid, stajalište, slika, vidjetiSerbo-Croatian
  • utsikt, vySwedish
  • maoniSwahili
  • దృశ్యం, చూచుTelugu
  • geçerli görünüm, görünüm, görünüm menüsüTurkish
  • ملاحظہ کریںUrdu
  • cảnh vậtVietnamese

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