Pronunciation: (vyOO),[key] —n. 1. an instance of seeing or beholding; visual inspection.
2. sight; vision.
3. range of sight or vision: Several running deer came into the view of the hunters. 4. a sight or prospect of a landscape, the sea, etc.: His apartment affords a view of the park. 5. a picture or photograph of something: The postcard bears a view of Vesuvius. 6. a particular manner of looking at something: From a practical view, the situation presents several problems. 7. contemplation or consideration of a matter with reference to action: a project in view. 8. aim, intention, or purpose.
9. prospect; expectation: the view for the future. 10. a sight afforded of something from a position stated or qualified: a bird's-eye view. 11. a general account or description of a subject.
12. a conception of a thing; opinion; theory: His view was not supported by the facts. 13. a survey; inspection: a view of Restoration comedy. 14. in view, a. within range of vision.
b. under consideration.
c. as an end sought: She went over the material with the scholarship examination in view. 15. in view of, in consideration of; on account of: In view of the circumstances, it seems best to wait until tomorrow. 16. on view, in a place for public inspection; on exhibition: The latest models of automobiles are now on view. 17. with a view to, a. with the aim or intention of.
b. with the expectation or hope of: They saved their money with a view to being able to buy a house someday.
—v.t. 1. to see; watch: to view a movie. 2. to look at; survey; inspect: to view the construction of a road. 3. to contemplate mentally; consider: to view the repercussions of a decision. 4. to regard in a particular light or as specified: She views every minor setback as a disaster. 5. Fox Hunting.to sight (a fox).