view (n.)

early 15c., "formal inspection or survey" (of land); mid-15c., "visual perception," from Anglo-French vewe "view," Old French veue "light, brightness; look, appearance; eyesight, vision," noun use of fem. past participle of veoir "to see," from Latin videre "to see" (from PIE root *weid- "to see"). Sense of "manner of regarding something" attested from early 15c. Meaning "sight or prospect of a landscape, etc." is recorded from c. 1600.

view (v.)

1520s, "inspect, examine," from view (n.). From 1765 as "to regard in a certain way;" from 1935 as "to watch television." Related: Viewed; viewing.

updated on April 28, 2017

Definitions of view from WordNet
view (n.)
a way of regarding situations or topics etc.;
consider what follows from the positivist view
Synonyms: position / perspective
view (n.)
the visual percept of a region;
the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views
Synonyms: aspect / prospect / scene / vista / panorama
view (n.)
the act of looking or seeing or observing;
he tried to get a better view of it
Synonyms: survey / sight
view (n.)
the range of the eye;
they were soon out of view
Synonyms: eyeshot
view (n.)
a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty;
view (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
view (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
view (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
view (n.)
the range of interest or activity that can be anticipated;
Synonyms: horizon / purview
view (n.)
outward appearance;
they look the same in outward view
view (v.)
deem to be;
She views this quite differently from me
Synonyms: see / consider / reckon / regard
view (v.)
look at carefully; study mentally;
view a problem
Synonyms: consider / look at
view (v.)
see or watch;
view a show on television
view an exhibition
Synonyms: watch / see / catch / take in
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