Definition of View

n.1.The act of seeing or beholding; sight; look; survey; examination by the eye; inspection.
Thenceforth I thought thee worth my nearer view.
- Milton.
Objects near our view are thought greater than those of a larger size that are more remote.
- Locke.
Surveying nature with too nice a view.
- Dryden.
2.Mental survey; intellectual perception or examination; as, a just view of the arguments or facts in a case.
I have with exact view perused thee, Hector.
- Shak.
3.Power of seeing, either physically or mentally; reach or range of sight; extent of prospect.
The walls of Pluto's palace are in view.
- Dryden.
4.That which is seen or beheld; sight presented to the natural or intellectual eye; scene; prospect; as, the view from a window.
'T is distance lends enchantment to the view.
- Campbell.
5.The pictorial representation of a scene; a sketch, either drawn or painted; as, a fine view of Lake George.
6.Mode of looking at anything; manner of apprehension; conception; opinion; judgment; as, to state one's views of the policy which ought to be pursued.
To give a right view of this mistaken part of liberty.
- Locke.
7.That which is looked towards, or kept in sight, as object, aim, intention, purpose, design; as, he did it with a view of escaping.
No man sets himself about anything but upon some view or other which serves him for a reason.
- Locke.
8.Appearance; show; aspect.
[Graces] which, by the splendor of her view
Dazzled, before we never knew.
- Waller.
Field of view
See under Field.
Point of view
See under Point.
To have in view
to have in mind as an incident, object, or aim; as, to have one's resignation in view.
View halloo
the shout uttered by a hunter upon seeing the fox break cover.
View of frankpledge
(Law) a court of record, held in a hundred, lordship, or manor, before the steward of the leet.
View of premises
(Law) the inspection by the jury of the place where a litigated transaction is said to have occurred.
- Blackstone.
v. t.1.To see; to behold; especially, to look at with attention, or for the purpose of examining; to examine with the eye; to inspect; to explore.
[imp. & p. p. Viewed (vūd); p. pr. & vb. n. Viewing.]
O, let me view his visage, being dead.
- Shak.
Nearer to view his prey, and, unespied,
To mark what of their state he more might learn.
- Milton.
2.To survey or examine mentally; to consider; as, to view the subject in all its aspects.

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