What does viewing mean?

Definitions for viewingˈvyu ɪŋ

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. screening, showing, viewing(noun)

    the display of a motion picture

  2. wake, viewing(noun)

    a vigil held over a corpse the night before burial

    "there's no weeping at an Irish wake"


  1. viewing(Noun)

    An instance of viewing something.

  2. viewing(Noun)

    A wake.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Viewing

    of View


  1. Viewing

    In funeral services, a viewing is the time that the family and friends come to see the deceased after they have been prepared by a funeral home. It is generally recommended that any body to be viewed be embalmed in order to create the best possible presentation of the deceased. A viewing may take place at the funeral parlour, in a family home or at a church or chapel prior to the actual funeral service. Some cultures, such as the Māori of New Zealand, often take the body to the Marae or tribal community hall. Viewing is sometimes combined with a celebration of the decedent's life called a wake although in some places the term wake is interchangeable with viewing. Many authorities consider the viewing important to the grieving process as it gives a chance to say goodbye on a personal level. It also can make it easier to accept the reality of the death, which can often seem unreal especially in the industrial world where death is handled by professionals and the family may only know of a death through phone calls rather than experiencing it as it occurs.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of viewing in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of viewing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Joe Rixey:

    I'm personally not viewing any impacts to our current relationship with the UK.

  2. German Efromovich:

    What we're viewing now...is stretching the start of this process out to 2019-2020.

  3. Clark Mousakas:

    Viewing the child solely as an immature person is a way of escaping comforting him

  4. Kahlil Gibran:

    What is this world that is hastening me toward I know not what, viewing me with contempt

  5. Antonio French:

    It's disturbing when you have what amounts to American soldiers viewing American citizens somehow as the enemy.

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