view

A view is a scene or vista that's visible from a certain point. If you think your hotel room has a view of the ocean, it'll be disappointing to open the blinds and discover your view of a Dumpster instead.

The range of what you can see is also called your view. When you're keeping an eye on kids at the beach, you try to keep them in your view. As a verb, view means to watch. It might be hard for you to sit still while you view a really scary movie, or even to keep from screaming out loud.

Primary Meanings of view

1.
nv
the visual percept of a region
see or watch
2.
nv
a way of regarding situations or topics etc.
look at carefully; study mentally
3.
n
purpose; the phrase `with a view to' means `with the intention of' or `for the purpose of'
4.
n
the range of interest or activity that can be anticipated
Full Definitions of view
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n the visual percept of a region

“the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views
Synonyms:
aspect, panorama, prospect, scene, vista
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background, ground
the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground
coast
the area within view
exposure
aspect resulting from the direction a building or window faces
foreground
the part of a scene that is near the viewer
glimpse
a brief or incomplete view
middle distance
the part of a scene between the foreground and the background
side view
a view from the side of something
tableau
any dramatic scene
profile
an outline of something (especially a human face as seen from one side)
Type of:
visual image, visual percept
a percept that arises from the eyes; an image in the visual system

n outward appearance

“they look the same in outward view
Type of:
appearance, visual aspect
outward or visible aspect of a person or thing

n the act of looking or seeing or observing

“he tried to get a better view of it”
Synonyms:
sight, survey
Types:
eyeful
a full view; a good look
Type of:
look, looking, looking at
the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually

n the range of the eye

“they were soon out of view
Synonyms:
eyeshot
Type of:
range, reach
the limits within which something can be effective

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

“figure 2 shows photographic and schematic views of the equipment”
Synonyms:
scene
Type of:
graphic art
the arts of drawing or painting or printmaking

v see or watch

view a show on television”
view an exhibition”
Synonyms:
catch, see, take in, watch
see
perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight
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visualise, visualize
view the outline of by means of an X-ray
spectate
be a spectator in a sports event
preview
watch (a movie or play) before it is released to the general public
image
render visible, as by means of MRI
Type of:
watch
look attentively
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n a way of regarding situations or topics etc.

“consider what follows from the positivist view
Synonyms:
perspective, position
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bird's eye view, panoramic view
a situation or topic as if viewed from an altitude or distance
futurism
the position that the meaning of life should be sought in the future
cutting edge, forefront, vanguard
the position of greatest importance or advancement; the leading position in any movement or field
paradigm
the generally accepted perspective of a particular discipline at a given time
light
a particular perspective or aspect of a situation
sight
a range of mental vision
Weltanschauung, world view
a comprehensive view of the world and human life
straddle
a noncommittal or equivocal position
clockwork universe
the view that the universe resembles a clock built by God and ticking along according to Newtonian mechanics
Type of:
orientation
an integrated set of attitudes and beliefs

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

Synonyms:
opinion, persuasion, reckoning, sentiment, thought
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idea
a personal view
judgement, judgment, mind
an opinion formed by judging something
eyes
opinion or judgment
parti pris, preconceived idea, preconceived notion, preconceived opinion, preconception, prepossession
an opinion formed beforehand without adequate evidence
pole
one of two divergent or mutually exclusive opinions
political sympathies, politics
the opinion you hold with respect to political questions
conclusion, decision, determination
a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration
Type of:
belief
any cognitive content held as true

n 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

Synonyms:
opinion
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adverse opinion
an opinion concerning financial statements (usually based on an audit by a CPA) that the statements as a whole do not present results fairly or are not in conformity with the generally accepted accounting practices of the United States
conjecture, guess, hypothesis, speculation, supposition, surmisal, surmise
a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
position, side
an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute
divination
successful conjecture by unusual insight or good luck
Type of:
content, message, subject matter, substance
what a communication that is about something is about

v look at carefully; study mentally

view a problem”
Synonyms:
consider, look at
Types:
contemplate
look at thoughtfully; observe deep in thought
groak
look or stare at longingly
Type of:
analyse, analyze, canvas, canvass, examine, study
consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning

v deem to be

“She views this quite differently from me”
Synonyms:
consider, reckon, regard, see
construe, interpret, see
make sense of; assign a meaning to
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expect
consider reasonable or due
receive
regard favorably or with disapproval
reconsider
consider again; give new consideration to; usually with a view to changing
reconsider
consider again (a bill) that had been voted upon before, with a view to altering it
include
consider as part of something
consider
regard or treat with consideration, respect, and esteem
call
consider or regard as being
like
feel about or towards; consider, evaluate, or regard
relativise, relativize
consider or treat as relative
identify
consider (oneself) as similar to somebody else
favor, favour
consider as the favorite
abstract
consider a concept without thinking of a specific example; consider abstractly or theoretically
reify
consider an abstract concept to be real
idealise, idealize
consider or render as ideal
deem, hold, take for, view as
keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view
esteem, prise, prize, respect, value
regard highly; think much of
disesteem, disrespect
have little or no respect for; hold in contempt
make
consider as being
capitalise, capitalize
consider expenditures as capital assets rather than expenses
appreciate, prize, treasure, value
hold dear
do justice
show due and full appreciation
count
include as if by counting
colligate, subsume
consider (an instance of something) as part of a general rule or principle
hypostatise, hypostatize
construe as a real existence, of a conceptual entity
glamorize, glamourise, romanticise, romanticize
interpret romantically
deify
consider as a god or godlike
think the world of
esteem very highly
undervalue
esteem lightly
carry
include, as on a list
fear, revere, reverence, venerate
regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of
admire, look up to
feel admiration for
recognise, recognize
show approval or appreciation of
Type of:
believe, conceive, consider, think
judge or regard; look upon; judge
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n 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”
Type of:
aim, design, intent, intention, purpose
an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
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n the range of interest or activity that can be anticipated

Synonyms:
horizon, purview
Type of:
ambit, compass, orbit, range, reach, scope
an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"

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