Hypertext Webster Gateway: "view"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

View \View\, n. [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 cl. {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.

Objects near our view are thought greater than those
of a larger size 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.

5. The pictorial representation of a scene; a sketch, ?ither
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.

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

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

View \View\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Viewed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
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. --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.

The happiest youth, viewing his progress through.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: a way of regarding situations or topics etc.; "consider what
follows from the positivist view" [syn: {position}, {perspective}]
2: the visual percept of a region; "the most desirable feature
of the park are the beautiful views" [syn: {aspect}, {prospect},
{scene}, {vista}, {panorama}]
3: the act of looking or seeing or observing; "he tried to get
a better view of it"; "his survey of the battlefield was
limited" [syn: {survey}, {sight}]
4: the range of the eye; "they were soon out of view" [syn: {eyeshot}]
5: a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof
or certainty; "my opinion differs from yours"; "what are
your thoughts on Haiti?" [syn: {opinion}, {sentiment}, {persuasion},
6: a message expressing a belief about something; "his opinions
appeared frequently on the editorial page" [syn: {opinion}]
7: the phrase "with a view to" means "with the intention of";
"he took the computer with a view to pawning it"
8: graphic art consisting of the graphic or photographic
representation of a visual percept; "he painted scenes
from everyday life"; "figure 2 shows photographic and
schematic views of the equipment" [syn: {scene}]
9: the range of interest or activity that can be anticipated;
"It is beyond the horizon of present knowledge" [syn: {horizon},
10: outward appearance; "they look the same in outward view"
v 1: consider or deem to be; regard; "She views this quite
differently from me"; "I consider her to be shallow"; "I
don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do"
[syn: {see}, {consider}, {reckon}, {regard}]
2: look at carefully; study mentally; "view a problem" [syn: {consider},
{look at}]
3: see or watch; "view a show on television"; "This program
will be seen all over the world"; "view an exhibition";
"Catch a show on Broadway"; "see a movie" [syn: {watch}, {see},
{catch}, {take in}]

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