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viewnoun

us   /vju/
  • view noun (SIGHT)

[C/U] what you can see from a particular place, or the ability to see from a particular place: [U] She turned a corner and disappeared from view. [C] Our room had spectacular views of the mountains.
  • view noun (OPINION)

[C] a way of looking at something; an opinion: It’s our view that it’s time we did something and stopped just talking! He takes a pessimistic view of our chances of success. The meeting was an opportunity for the two leaders to exchange views.

viewverb [T]

us   /vju/
  • view verb [T] (OPINION)

to look at or consider something: How do you view your chances of getting that job?
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"view" in British English

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viewnoun

uk   /vjuː/ us   /vjuː/
  • view noun (OPINION)

B1 [C] an opinion, belief, or idea, or a way of thinking about something: Do you have any views about/on what we should do now? In my view, her criticisms were completely justified. [+ that] It's my view that the price is much too high. Many people have/hold/share/take the view that children should not be physically punished. Everyone will have a chance to make their views known at the meeting. We had a friendly exchange of views (= discussion). I take a very dim/poor view of this kind of behaviour (= think that this type of behaviour is unacceptable).
world view
a way of thinking about the world: Our world view is quite different from that of writers in the fourth century BC.

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  • view noun (SIGHT)

A2 [C or U] what you can see from a particular place, or the ability to see from a particular place: The view from the top of the mountain is breathtaking/magnificent/spectacular. The rooftop restaurant affords a panoramic view (= allows you to see a wide area) across the bay. Don't stand in front of me - you're blocking/obstructing my view of the stage. The cloud lifted, and the tops of the mountains suddenly came into view (= could be seen). She turned a corner, and disappeared from view/out of view.
[C] a picture of a particular place: He paints rural views (= pictures of the countryside).
in view UK
close enough to be seen: I always make sure I keep the children in view whenever we're in a public place.
on view
If something is on view, it is arranged so that it can be seen by the public: The plans for the new road will soon be on view to the public in the library.

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viewverb

uk   /vjuː/ us   /vjuː/
  • view verb (HAVE OPINION)

C2 [T] to have a particular opinion or way of thinking about someone or something: A reporter asked the minister how he viewed recent events. She is viewed as a strong candidate for the job. We view these latest developments with concern/suspicion/satisfaction. If we view the problem from a different angle, a solution may become more obvious. How do you view your prospects/chances (= what do you consider your chances to be) in tomorrow's race?

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  • view verb (SEE)

C2 [I or T] to watch something: There's a special area at the airport where you can view aircraft taking off and landing. Viewing figures (= the number of people watching) (= ) for the show were very low.
[I or T] to look at something in a complete or careful way: We have two people coming to view the house this afternoon. The extent of the flooding can only be fully appreciated when viewed from the air.

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