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Webster 1913 Edition


View

View

(vū)
,
Noun.
[OF.
veue
, F.
vue
, fr. OF.
veoir
to see, p. p.
veu
, F.
voir
, p. p.
vu
, fr. L.
videre
to see. See
Vision
, and cf.
Interview
,
Purview
,
Review
,
Vista
.]
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.
Shakespeare
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.
[Obs.]
[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.
Blackstone.
View of premises
(Law)
,
the inspection by the jury of the place where a litigated transaction is said to have occurred.

View

(vū)
,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Viewed
(vūd)
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Viewing
.]
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.
O, let me
view
his visage, being dead.
Shakespeare
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
.
The happiest youth,
viewing
his progress through.
Shakespeare

Webster 1828 Edition


View

VIEW

,
Verb.
T.
vu.
[L. videre. The primary sense is to reach or extend to.]
1.
To survey; to examine with the eye; to look on with attention, or for the purpose of examining; to inspect; to explore. View differs from look, see, and behold, in expressing more particular or continued attention to the thing which is the object of sight. We ascended mount Holyoke, and viewed the charming landscape below. We viewed with delight the rich valleys of the Connecticut about the town of Northhampton.
Go up and view the country. Josh. 7.
I viewed the walls of Jerusalem. Neh. 7.
2.
To see; to perceive by the eye.
3.
To survey intellectually; to examine with the mental eye; to consider. View the subject in all its aspects.

VIEW

,
Noun.
vu.
1.
Prospect; sight; reach of the eye.
The walls of Pluto's palace are in view.
2.
The whole extent seen. Vast or extensive views present themselves to the eye.
3.
Sight; power of seeing, or limit of sight.
The mountain was not within our view.
4.
Intellectual or mental sight. These things give us a just view of the designs of providence.
5.
Act of seeing. The facts mentioned were verified by actual view.
6.
Slight; eye.
Objects near our view are thought greater than those of larger size, that are more remote.
7.
Survey; inspection; examination by the eye. The assessors took a view of the premises.
Surveying nature with too nice a view.
8.
Intellectual survey; mental examination.
On a just view of all the arguments in the case, the law appears to be clear.
9.
Appearance; show.
10.
Display; exhibition to the sight or mind.
To give a right view of this mistaken part of liberty. -
11.
Prospect of interest.
No man sets himself about any thing, but upon some view or other, which serves him for a reason.
12.
Intention; purpose; design. With that view he began the expedition. With a view to commerce, he passed through Egypt.
13.
Opinion; manner of seeing or understanding. These are my views of the policy which ought to be pursued.
View of frankpledge, in law, a court of record, held in a hundred, lordship or manor, before the stewart of the leet.
Point of view, the direction in which a thing is seen.

Definition 2022


view

view

English

Noun

view (plural views)

view of a city
  1. (physical) Visual perception.
    1. The act of seeing or looking at something.
      He changed seat to get a complete view of the stage.
      • John Milton (1608-1674)
        Thenceforth I thought thee worth my nearer view.
      • John Locke (1632-1705)
        Objects near our view are thought greater than those of a larger size are more remote.
      • 1959, Georgette Heyer, chapter 1, in The Unknown Ajax:
        But Richmond [] appeared to lose himself in his own reflections. Some pickled crab, which he had not touched, had been removed with a damson pie; and his sister saw, peeping around the massive silver epergne that almost obscured him from her view, that he had eaten no more than a spoonful of that either.
    2. The range of vision.
      If there are any rabbits in this park, they keep carefully out of our view.
      • John Dryden (1631-1700)
        The walls of Pluto's palace are in view.
    3. Something to look at, such as scenery.
      My flat has a view of a junkyard.
      the view from a window
    4. (obsolete) Appearance; show; aspect.
      • Edmund Waller (1606-1687)
        [Graces] which, by the splendor of her view / Dazzled, before we never knew.
  2. A picture, drawn or painted; a sketch.
    a fine view of Lake George
  3. (psychological) Opinion, judgement, imagination.
    1. A mental image.
      I need more information to get a better view of the situation.
    2. A way of understanding something, an opinion, a theory.
      Your view on evolution is based on religion, not on scientific findings.
      • John Locke (1632-1705)
        to give a right view of this mistaken part of liberty
    3. A point of view.
      From my view that is a stupid proposition.
    4. An intention or prospect.
      He smuggled a knife into prison with a view to using it as a weapon.
      • John Locke (1632-1705)
        No man sets himself about anything but upon some view or other which serves him for a reason.
  4. (computing, databases) A virtual or logical table composed of the result set of a query in relational databases.
  5. (computing, programming) The part of a computer program which is visible to the user and can be interacted with;
  6. A wake. (Can we add an example for this sense?)

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Verb

view (third-person singular simple present views, present participle viewing, simple past and past participle viewed)

  1. (transitive) To look at.
    • 2013 June 14, Jonathan Freedland, Obama's once hip brand is now tainted”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 1, page 18:
      Where we once sent love letters in a sealed envelope, or stuck photographs of our children in a family album, now such private material is despatched to servers and clouds operated by people we don't know and will never meet. Perhaps we assume that our name, address and search preferences will be viewed by some unseen pair of corporate eyes, probably not human, and don't mind that much.
    He viewed the painting and praised the artist for his masterpiece.
  2. (transitive) To show.
    To view the desktop, click the small desktop icon on the bottom of your screen.

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Most common English words before 1923: late · bed · living · #531: view · although · knowledge · hath

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Portuguese

Noun

view f (plural views)

  1. (databases) view (logical table in a database)

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