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:
- The barrier Rhine hath flashed, through battle-smoke,
- On men who gaze heart-smitten by the view,
- As if all Germany had felt the shock!
- - from The Germans on the Heights of Hochheim (1816) by William Wordsworth
Famous quotes containing the word view:
“Twas mercy brought me from my Pagan land,
Taught my benighted soul to understand
That theres a God, that theres a Saviour too:
Once I redemption neither sought nor knew.
Some view our sable race with scornful eye,
Their color is a diabolic die.
Remember, Christians, Negroes, black as Cain,
May be refind, and join th angelic train.”
—Phillis Wheatley (c. 17531784)
“The creation of a world view is the work of a generation rather than of an individual, but we each of us, for better or for worse, add our brick to the edifice.”
—John Dos Passos (18961970)
“There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.”
—John Ashbery (b. 1927)