The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
View \View\ (v[=u]), n. [OF. veue, F. vue, fr. OF. veoir to see,
p. p. veu, F. voir, p. p. vu, fr. L. videre to see. See
Vision, and cf. Interview, Purview, Review, Vista.]
1. The act of seeing or beholding; sight; look; survey;
examination by the eye; inspection.
Thenceforth I thought thee worth my nearer view.
Objects near our view are thought greater than those
of a larger size that are more remote. --Locke.
Surveying nature with too nice a view. --Dryden.
2. Mental survey; intellectual perception or examination; as,
a just view of the arguments or facts in a case.
I have with exact view perused thee, Hector. --Shak.
3. Power of seeing, either physically or mentally; reach or
range of sight; extent of prospect.
The walls of Pluto's palace are in view. --Dryden.
4. That which is seen or beheld; sight presented to the
natural or intellectual eye; scene; prospect; as, the view
from a window.
'T is distance lends enchantment to the view.
5. The pictorial representation of a scene; a sketch, either
drawn or painted; as, a fine view of Lake George.
6. Mode of looking at anything; manner of apprehension;
conception; opinion; judgment; as, to state one's views of
the policy which ought to be pursued.
To give a right view of this mistaken part of
7. That which is looked towards, or kept in sight, as object,
aim, intention, purpose, design; as, he did it with a view
No man sets himself about anything but upon some
view or other which serves him for a reason.
8. Appearance; show; aspect. [Obs.]
[Graces] which, by the splendor of her view
Dazzled, before we never knew. --Waller.
Field of view. See under Field.
Point of view. See under Point.
To have in view, to have in mind as an incident, object, or
aim; as, to have one's resignation in view.
View halloo, the shout uttered by a hunter upon seeing the
fox break cover.
View of frankpledge (Law), a court of record, held in a
hundred, lordship, or manor, before the steward of the
View of premises (Law), the inspection by the jury of the
place where a litigated transaction is said to have