view - definition and synonyms

 
 
 
noun 

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/vjuː/
singularview
pluralviews
  1. 1
    [countable] a personal opinion, belief, or attitude about a particular situation or subject
    view on:

    Jill and I have somewhat different views on the election.

    view about:

    asking him his views about global warming

    view that:

    It’s our view that women should get paid the same as men.

    in someone’s view:

    How important was it, in your view, that the two leaders had a good personal relationship?

    take the view that:

    I take the view that education should be available to all.

    1. a.
      [singular] a particular way of thinking about something

      Overall, we take a positive view of the stock market’s long-term potential.

      The film offers a rather bleak view of contemporary youth.

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  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] the ability to see something from a particular place
    view of:

    We had a spectacular view of the mountains from our room.

    block someone’s view:

    The new houses are going to block our view.

    in view (=close enough to be seen):

    We kept the other car in view for a while, but then lost sight of it.

    in full view (=easily seen by many people):

    The showers were in full view of (=easily seen by) everyone in the pool.

    come into view (=become able to be seen):

    The castle came into view (=became able to be seen) as we turned the corner.

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    1. a.
      [countable] the area or place that can be seen

      a sea/mountain view

      From the top the view was breathtaking.

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