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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  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. Gene Hackman:

    [I] haven’t seen the film since the first screening in a dark, tiny viewing room in a post-production company’s facility 50 years ago.

  2. Bobby Montagne:

    HGTV shows like to feature flips with full kitchen and bath remodels because the before-and-after shots make for more compelling viewing.

  3. Eric Rosengren:

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

  4. Victor Isuku:

    A suspected Boko Haram suicide bomber detonated IEDs (improvised explosive devices) at a mosque in Ajilari and some insurgents also threw IEDs at a viewing center, total casualty figure is now 54.

  5. Russell Williams:

    It can't afford to turn away major names from the viewing audience who otherwise might never have considered the small screen, netflix has built a reputation and marketed themselves as being very director-oriented, creative-oriented, content-oriented. It's part of the reason everyone wants to come there.

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