What does viewing mean?

Definitions for viewing
ˈvyu ɪŋview·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. screening, showing, viewingnoun

    the display of a motion picture

  2. wake, viewingnoun

    a vigil held over a corpse the night before burial

    "there's no weeping at an Irish wake"

Wiktionary

  1. viewingnoun

    An instance of viewing something.

  2. viewingnoun

    A wake.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Viewing

    of View

Freebase

  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.

Editors Contribution

  1. viewingverb

    Verb form of the word view.

    The TV viewing details were online, to be honest we prefer to be outdoors.


    Submitted by MaryC on April 10, 2020  

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Numerology

  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

Examples of viewing in a Sentence

  1. Eric Rosengren:

    It is encouraging to see that rating agencies are viewing the actions taken as significantly reducing the... problem.

  2. June Deery:

    The great mythology of the American Dream encourages people to think they can aspire to be wealthy in their lifetime, so they may think they are viewing a future projection of their own situation.

  3. Lance Lammons:

    These were Pete's wishes and we are excited that the community Pete Lammons grew up in will be able to be inspired by viewing these special items, we are also putting together many of Pete Lammons old relics to go with the rings to make a very special legacy live on forever.

  4. Bernie Sanders:

    I think that for the first time people viewing from across the country saw that there were more than two candidates running for president in the Democratic party.

  5. Wilkinson Eyre:

    Two of them are still going to be used as flues for the massive, modern energy center that we're going to construct to power the place, the third will remain hollow with a glass roof, and the fourth will house a cylindrical glass elevator that will pop out at the top at a viewing platform.

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