What is view?

  • (noun): The act of looking or seeing or observing.
    Example: "He tried to get a better view of it"
    Synonyms: survey, sight
    See also — Additional definitions below


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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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 ...
Presenting A View in Art
... 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 ...
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 ...
Karl Löwith
... Löwith's 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 ... the tendency in history (and philosophy) to an eschatological view of human progress ...

More definitions of "view":

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

Famous quotes containing the word view:

    “Circumstantial evidence is a very tricky thing,” answered Holmes thoughtfully. “It may seem to point very straight to one thing, but if you shift your own point of view a little, you may find it pointing in an equally uncompromising manner to something entirely different.”
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930)

    There has been and always will be plenty of arguments about the usefulness and harm of the spreading of the Bible. In my view the Bible will continue to cause harm when used in a dogmatic and fantastic manner; it will do good when used for didactic purposes and with sensitivity.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    The view that honesty is something, and even a virtue, belongs, it is true, to those private opinions which are forbidden in this age of public opinions.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)