- view [vyo͞o]n.[ME vewe < OFr veue < veoir, to see < L videre: see VISION]1. a seeing or looking, as in inspection or examination2. sight or vision; esp., range of vision [not a person in view]3. mental examination or survey; critical contemplation [to take a correct view of a situation]4. that which is seen; esp., a scene or prospect, as of a landscape [a room with a view]5. a picture, sketch, or photograph of a scene, esp. of a landscape6. visual appearance or aspect of something7. manner of regarding or considering something; judgment; opinion [one's views on a matter]8. that which is worked toward or sought; object; aim; goal [to have a view to bettering one's condition]9. a general survey or summary10. Law a formal inspection made by a jury outside of court, as at the scene of a crime or accidentvt.1. to inspect; scrutinize2. to look at or see; behold3. to survey mentally; consider4. to regard in a particular way [to view a situation with fear]SYN.- OPINION, SEE1——————in view1. in sight2. under consideration3. in mind or memory4. as an end or object aimed at5. in expectation: said as of a hope or wish——————in view ofin consideration of; because of——————on viewdisplayed or exhibited publicly——————with a view to1. with the purpose of2. with a hope of; looking forward to
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.