Definition of “view” - English Dictionary

“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.
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.
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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(Definition of “view” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“view” in American English

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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?

(Definition of “view” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)