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.

Definitions of view
  1. noun
    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
    the area within view
    aspect resulting from the direction a building or window faces
    the part of a scene that is near the viewer
    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
    any dramatic scene
    an outline of something (especially a human face as seen from one side)
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    visual image, visual percept
    a percept that arises from the eyes; an image in the visual system
  2. noun
    outward appearance
    “they look the same in outward view
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    appearance, visual aspect
    outward or visible aspect of a person or thing
  3. noun
    the act of looking or seeing or observing
    “he tried to get a better view of it”
    synonyms: sight, survey
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    a full view; a good look
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    look, looking, looking at
    the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually
  4. noun
    the range of the eye
    “they were soon out of view
    synonyms: eyeshot
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    range, reach
    the limits within which something can be effective
  5. noun
    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
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    graphic art
    the arts of drawing or painting or printmaking
  6. verb
    see or watch
    view a show on television”
    view an exhibition”
    synonyms: catch, see, take in, watch
    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
    be a spectator in a sports event
    watch (a movie or play) before it is released to the general public
    see or inspect in a preliminary way or in advance
    render visible, as by means of MRI
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    look attentively
  7. noun
    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
    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
    the generally accepted perspective of a particular discipline at a given time
    a particular perspective or aspect of a situation
    a range of mental vision
    Weltanschauung, world view
    a comprehensive view of the world and human life
    a noncommittal or equivocal position
    point of view
    the perspective from which a story is told
    clockwork universe
    the view that the universe resembles a clock built by God and ticking along according to Newtonian mechanics
    first person
    narration from the point of view of the speaker or narrator, using the pronouns ‘I’ or ‘we’
    second person
    narration from the point of view of the listener or audience, using the pronoun ‘you’
    third person
    narration from the point of view of the people being described, using the pronouns ‘he,’ ‘she,’ and ‘they’
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    an integrated set of attitudes and beliefs
  8. noun
    a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty
    synonyms: opinion, persuasion, reckoning, sentiment, thought
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    a personal view
    judgement, judgment, mind
    an opinion formed by judging something
    opinion or judgment
    parti pris, preconceived idea, preconceived notion, preconceived opinion, preconception, prepossession
    an opinion formed beforehand without adequate evidence
    one of two divergent or mutually exclusive opinions
    political sympathies, politics
    the opinion you hold with respect to political questions
    conclusion, decision, determination, verdict
    a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration
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    any cognitive content held as true
  9. 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
    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
    successful conjecture by unusual insight or good luck
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    content, message, subject matter, substance
    what a communication that is about something is about
  10. verb
    look at carefully; study mentally
    view a problem”
    synonyms: consider, look at
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    look at thoughtfully; observe deep in thought
    look or stare at longingly
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    analyse, analyze, canvas, canvass, delve, examine, parse, study
    consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning
  11. verb
    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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    consider reasonable or due
    regard favorably or with disapproval
    consider again; give new consideration to; usually with a view to changing
    consider again (a bill) that had been voted upon before, with a view to altering it
    consider as part of something
    regard or treat with consideration, respect, and esteem
    consider or regard as being
    feel about or towards; consider, evaluate, or regard
    relativise, relativize
    consider or treat as relative
    consider (oneself) as similar to somebody else
    favor, favour
    consider as the favorite
    consider a concept without thinking of a specific example; consider abstractly or theoretically
    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
    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
    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
    consider as a god or godlike
    think the world of
    esteem very highly
    esteem lightly
    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
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    believe, conceive, consider, think
    judge or regard; look upon; judge
  12. 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”
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    aim, design, intent, intention, mission, purpose
    an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
  13. noun
    the range of interest or activity that can be anticipated
    synonyms: horizon, purview
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    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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