What is view?

  • (noun): Purpose; the phrase 'with a view to' means 'with the intention of' or 'for the purpose of'.
    Example: "He took the computer with a view to pawning it"
    See also — Additional definitions below

View

A view is what can be seen in a range of vision. View may also be used as a synonym of point of view in the first sense. View may also be used figuratively or with special significance—for example, to imply a scenic outlook or significant vantage point:

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Karl Löwith
... argument in Meaning in History is that the western view of history is confused by the relationship between Christian faith and the modern view, which is neither Christian ... But, Christians are not a historical people, as their view of the world is based on faith ... This explains the tendency in history (and philosophy) to an eschatological view of human progress ...
Presenting A View in Art
... Click to enlarge images, for full appreciation of the effects described A bright view, heavily-framed or observed as through a tunnel, can appear jewel-like and allows appreciation of composition The same view ...
Galata Tower - Gallery
... View of the Galata Tower from Eminönü, 12 April 2005 View of the Galata Tower from the Bosphorus View of the Galata Tower from the Bosphorus View of the Galata Tower from the Anatolian side of the ...
USS A. J. View (1861)
... View (1861) — a Confederate States of America schooner — was captured during the beginning of the American Civil War by the Union Navy ... View was outfitted as a collier, supplying coal to Union ships with steam engines ...
Lorain, Ohio - Pictures
... Broadway, looking north, about 1908 Aerial view, looking north, 1908-1918 "At the loop", 1913 Aerial view of the harbor at Lorain, Ohio ... View is to the southeast ...

More definitions of "view":

  • (noun): Graphic art consisting of the graphic or photographic representation of a visual percept.
    Synonyms: scene
  • (noun): The act of looking or seeing or observing.
    Example: "He tried to get a better view of it"
    Synonyms: survey, sight
  • (verb): See or watch.
    Example: "View a show on television"; "view an exhibition"
    Synonyms: watch, see, catch, take in
  • (noun): The range of the eye.
    Example: "They were soon out of view"
    Synonyms: eyeshot
  • (noun): Outward appearance.
    Example: "They look the same in outward view"
  • (verb): Look at carefully; study mentally.
    Example: "View a problem"
    Synonyms: consider, look at
  • (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
  • (noun): A way of regarding situations or topics etc..
    Example: "Consider what follows from the positivist view"
    Synonyms: position, perspective
  • (noun): The range of interest or activity that can be anticipated.
    Synonyms: horizon, purview

Famous quotes containing the word view:

    If we view our children as stupid, naughty, disturbed, or guilty of their misdeeds, they will learn to behold themselves as foolish, faulty, or shameful specimens of humanity. They will regard us as judges from whom they wish to hide, and they will interpret everything we say as further proof of their unworthiness. If we view them as innocent, or at least merely ignorant, they will gain understanding from their experiences, and they will continue to regard us as wise partners.
    Polly Berrien Berends (20th century)

    Persistence in a single view has never been regarded as a merit in political leaders.
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 B.C.)

    There is the falsely mystical view of art that assumes a kind of supernatural inspiration, a possession by universal forces unrelated to questions of power and privilege or the artist’s relation to bread and blood. In this view, the channel of art can only become clogged and misdirected by the artist’s concern with merely temporary and local disturbances. The song is higher than the struggle.
    Adrienne Rich (b. 1929)