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Definition 1: the act of looking or seeing or observing - [noun denoting act]

Samples where view or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he tried to get a better view of it
  • his survey of the battlefield was limited

Synonyms for view in the sense of this definition

(view is a kind of ...) the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually

"he went out to have a look" "his look was fixed on her eyes" "he gave it a good looking at" "his camera does his looking for him"

(... is a kind of view ) a full view; a good look

"they wanted to see violence and they got an eyeful"

Definition 2: graphic art consisting of the graphic or photographic representation of a visual percept - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where view or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he painted scenes from everyday life
  • figure 2 shows photographic and schematic views of the equipment

Synonyms for view in the sense of this definition

(view is a kind of ...) the arts of drawing or painting or printmaking

(view is a part of ...) something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation

"a moving picture of a train is more dramatic than a still picture of the same subject"

Definition 3: the range of interest or activity that can be anticipated - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where view or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • It is beyond the horizon of present knowledge

Synonyms for view in the sense of this definition

(view is a kind of ...) an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control:

"the range of a supersonic jet" "a piano has a greater range than the human voice" "the ambit of municipal legislation" "within the compass of this article" "within the scope of an investigation" "outside the reach of the law" "in the political orbit of a world power"

Definition 4: outward appearance - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where view or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they look the same in outward view

(view is a kind of ...) outward or visible aspect of a person or thing

Definition 5: purpose; the phrase `with a view to' means `with the intention of' or `for the purpose of' - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where view or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he took the computer with a view to pawning it

(view is a kind of ...) an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions

"his intent was to provide a new translation" "good intentions are not enough" "it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs" "he made no secret of his designs"

Definition 6: the visual percept of a region - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where view or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views

Synonyms for view in the sense of this definition

(view is a kind of ...) a percept that arises from the eyes; an image in the visual system

(... is a kind of view ) the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground

"he posed her against a background of rolling hills"

(... is a kind of view ) the area within view

"the coast is clear"

(... is a kind of view ) aspect resulting from the direction a building or window faces

"the studio had a northern exposure"

(... is a kind of view ) the part of a scene that is near the viewer

(... is a kind of view ) a brief or incomplete view

"from the window he could catch a glimpse of the lake"

(... is a kind of view ) the part of a scene between the foreground and the background

(... is a kind of view ) a view from the side of something

(... is a kind of view ) any dramatic scene

Definition 7: a way of regarding situations or topics etc. - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where view or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • consider what follows from the positivist view

Synonyms for view in the sense of this definition

(view is a kind of ...) an integrated set of attitudes and beliefs

(... is a kind of view ) a situation or topic as if viewed from an altitude or distance

(... is a kind of view ) the position that the meaning of life should be sought in the future

(... is a kind of view ) the position of greatest importance or advancement; the leading position in any movement or field

"the Cotswolds were once at the forefront of woollen manufacturing in England" "the idea of motion was always to the forefront of his mind and central to his philosophy"

(... is a kind of view ) the generally accepted perspective of a particular discipline at a given time

"he framed the problem within the psychoanalytic paradigm"

(... is a kind of view ) a particular perspective or aspect of a situation

"although he saw it in a different light, he still did not understand"

(... is a kind of view ) a range of mental vision

"in his sight she could do no wrong"

(... is a kind of view ) a comprehensive view of the world and human life

(... is a kind of view ) a noncommittal or equivocal position

Definition 8: a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where view or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • my opinion differs from yours
  • I am not of your persuasion
  • what are your thoughts on Haiti?

Synonyms for view in the sense of this definition

(view is a kind of ...) any cognitive content held as true

(... is a kind of view ) a personal view

"he has an idea that we don't like him"

(... is a kind of view ) an opinion formed by judging something

"he was reluctant to make his judgment known" "she changed her mind"

(... is a kind of view ) opinion or judgment

"in the eyes of the law" "I was wrong in her eyes"

(... is a kind of view ) an opinion formed beforehand without adequate evidence

"he did not even try to confirm his preconceptions"

(... is a kind of view ) one of two divergent or mutually exclusive opinions

"they are at opposite poles" "they are poles apart"

(... is a kind of view ) the opinion you hold with respect to political questions

Definition 9: a message expressing a belief about something; the expression of a belief that is held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where view or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his opinions appeared frequently on the editorial page

Synonyms for view in the sense of this definition

(view is a kind of ...) what a communication that is about something is about

(... is a kind of view ) an opinion concerning financial statements (usually based on an audit by a CPA) that the statements as a whole do not present results fairly or are not in conformity with the generally accepted accounting practices of the United States

(... is a kind of view ) a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence

(... is a kind of view ) an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute

"there are two sides to every question"

Definition 10: the range of the eye - [noun denoting location]

Samples where view or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they were soon out of view

Synonyms for view in the sense of this definition

(view is a kind of ...) the limits within which something can be effective

"range of motion" "he was beyond the reach of their fire"

Definition 11: deem to be - [verb of cognition]

Samples where view or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for view in the sense of this definition

(view is a kind of ...) judge or regard; look upon; judge

"I think he is very smart" "I believe her to be very smart" "I think that he is her boyfriend" "The racist conceives such people to be inferior"

(... is a kind of view ) consider reasonable or due

"I'm expecting a full explanation as to why these files were destroyed"

(... is a kind of view ) consider a concept without thinking of a specific example; consider abstractly or theoretically

(... is a kind of view ) consider an abstract concept to be real

(... is a kind of view ) consider or render as ideal

"She idealized her husband after his death"

(... is a kind of view ) keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view

"take for granted" "view as important" "hold these truths to be self-evident" "I hold him personally responsible"

(... is a kind of view ) regard highly; think much of

"I respect his judgement" "We prize his creativity"

(... is a kind of view ) have little or no respect for; hold in contempt

(... is a kind of view ) consider as being

"It wasn't the problem some people made it"

(... is a kind of view ) consider expenditures as capital assets rather than expenses

(... is a kind of view ) consider as the favorite

"The local team was favored"

(... is a kind of view ) consider (oneself) as similar to somebody else

"He identified with the refugees"

(... is a kind of view ) consider or treat as relative

(... is a kind of view ) regard favorably or with disapproval

"Her new collection of poems was not well received"

(... is a kind of view ) consider again; give new consideration to; usually with a view to changing

"Won't you reconsider your decision?"

(... is a kind of view ) consider again (a bill) that had been voted upon before, with a view to altering it

(... is a kind of view ) consider as part of something

"I include you in the list of culprits"

(... is a kind of view ) regard or treat with consideration, respect, and esteem

"Please consider your family"

(... is a kind of view ) consider or regard as being

"I would not call her beautiful"

(... is a kind of view ) feel about or towards; consider, evaluate, or regard

"How did you like the President's speech last night?"

(... is a kind of view ) hold dear

"I prize these old photographs"

(view has a similar meaning as ...) make sense of; assign a meaning to

"What message do you see in this letter?" "How do you interpret his behavior?"

Definition 12: look at carefully; study mentally - [verb of perception]

Samples where view or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • view a problem

Synonyms for view in the sense of this definition

(view is a kind of ...) consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning

"analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare" "analyze the evidence in a criminal trial" "analyze your real motives"

(... is a kind of view ) look at thoughtfully; observe deep in thought

"contemplate one's navel"

(... is a kind of view ) look or stare at longingly

"The dog was groaking his master who was eating a sausage"

Definition 13: see or watch - [verb of perception]

Samples where view or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for view in the sense of this definition

(view is a kind of ...) look attentively

"watch a basketball game"

(... is a kind of view ) view the outline of by means of an X-ray

"The radiologist can visualize the cancerous liver"

(... is a kind of view ) be a spectator in a sports event

(... is a kind of view ) watch (a movie or play) before it is released to the general public

(view has a similar meaning as ...) perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight

"You have to be a good observer to see all the details" "Can you see the bird in that tree?" "He is blind--he cannot see"

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