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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).

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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