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view    : [vj'u]
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.
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Thenceforth I thought thee worth my nearer view.
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Objects near our view are thought greater than those
of a larger size that are more remote. --Locke.
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Surveying nature with too nice a view. --Dryden.
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2. Mental survey; intellectual perception or examination; as,
a just view of the arguments or facts in a case.
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I have with exact view perused thee, Hector. --Shak.
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3. Power of seeing, either physically or mentally; reach or
range of sight; extent of prospect.
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The walls of Pluto's palace are in view. --Dryden.
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4. That which is seen or beheld; sight presented to the
natural or intellectual eye; scene; prospect; as, the view
from a window.
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'T is distance lends enchantment to the view.
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5. The pictorial representation of a scene; a sketch, either
drawn or painted; as, a fine view of Lake George.
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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.
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To give a right view of this mistaken part of
liberty. --Locke.
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7. That which is looked towards, or kept in sight, as object,
aim, intention, purpose, design; as, he did it with a view
of escaping.
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No man sets himself about anything but upon some
view or other which serves him for a reason.
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8. Appearance; show; aspect. [Obs.]
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[Graces] which, by the splendor of her view
Dazzled, before we never knew. --Waller.
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{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
leet. --Blackstone.

{View of premises} (Law), the inspection by the jury of the
place where a litigated transaction is said to have
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View \View\ (v[=u]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Viewed} (v[=u]d); p.
pr. & vb. n. {Viewing}.]
1. To see; to behold; especially, to look at with attention,
or for the purpose of examining; to examine with the eye;
to inspect; to explore.
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O, let me view his visage, being dead. --Shak.
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Nearer to view his prey, and, unespied,
To mark what of their state he more might learn.
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2. To survey or examine mentally; to consider; as, to view
the subject in all its aspects.
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The happiest youth, viewing his progress through.
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n 1: a way of regarding situations or topics etc.; "consider
what follows from the positivist view" [synonym: {position},
{view}, {perspective}]
2: the visual percept of a region; "the most desirable feature
of the park are the beautiful views" [synonym: {view}, {aspect},
{prospect}, {scene}, {vista}, {panorama}]
3: the act of looking or seeing or observing; "he tried to get a
better view of it"; "his survey of the battlefield was
limited" [synonym: {view}, {survey}, {sight}]
4: the range of the eye; "they were soon out of view" [synonym:
{view}, {eyeshot}]
5: a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or
certainty; "my opinion differs from yours"; "I am not of your
persuasion"; "what are your thoughts on Haiti?" [synonym:
{opinion}, {sentiment}, {persuasion}, {view}, {thought}]
6: 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; "his opinions
appeared frequently on the editorial page" [synonym: {opinion},
7: purpose; the phrase `with a view to' means `with the
intention of' or `for the purpose of'; "he took the computer
with a view to pawning it"
8: graphic art consisting of the graphic or photographic
representation of a visual percept; "he painted scenes from
everyday life"; "figure 2 shows photographic and schematic
views of the equipment" [synonym: {scene}, {view}]
9: the range of interest or activity that can be anticipated;
"It is beyond the horizon of present knowledge" [synonym:
{horizon}, {view}, {purview}]
10: outward appearance; "they look the same in outward view"
v 1: deem to be; "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" [synonym: {see}, {consider},
{reckon}, {view}, {regard}]
2: look at carefully; study mentally; "view a problem" [synonym:
{view}, {consider}, {look at}]
3: see or watch; "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" [synonym: {watch}, {view},
{see}, {catch}, {take in}]

314 Moby Thesaurus words for "view":
Anschauung, account, aim, airscape, ambition, analysis, analyzing,
angle, angle of vision, animadvert, animus, appraisal,
appraisement, appraising, appreciation, apprehension, approach,
aspect, aspiration, assess, assessing, assessment, assumption,
attend, attitude, audit, basis, be disposed to, be vigilant,
be watchful, because of, behold, belief, believe, canvass,
catch sight of, check over, check up, cityscape, clap eyes on,
climate of opinion, cloudscape, command, common belief,
community sentiment, conceit, concept, conception, conclusion,
configuration, consensus gentium, consider, consideration,
considering, contemplate, contemplation, conviction, counsel,
deduction, deem, dekko, descry, desideration, desideratum, design,
desire, determination, diorama, direction, discern, discover,
distinguish, domination, dream, effect, eidolon, envisage,
envision, espy, estimate, estimation, ethos, evaluating,
evaluation, evaluative criticism, examination, examine,
expectation, exterior, eye, eyeball, eyeful, eyereach, eyeshot,
eyesight, facet, farmscape, fashion, feature, feel about it,
feeling, field of view, field of vision, figure, fixed purpose,
follow, footing, form, frame of reference, framework, function,
gauge, gauging, gaze at, general belief, gestalt, glimpse, goal,
guise, have a looksee, have in sight, heed, hold, hold in view,
hope, horizon, idea, image, imagine, imago, impression,
in consideration of, in view of, incline toward, inference,
inspect, inspection, intendment, intent, intention, interior,
judge, judgement, judgment, keep in sight, keep in view,
keep under observation, ken, landscape, lay eyes on, lean toward,
leer, leering look, light, lights, likeness, limit of vision,
line of sight, lineaments, look, look after, look at, look at it,
look on, look upon, look-in, lookout, lustful leer, make out,
manner, mark, meaning, measurement, mental outlook, mind, motive,
mystique, naked eye, nisus, note, notice, notion, object,
objective, observation, observe, ocular, on account of, opinion,
outlook, outlook over, panorama, pastoral, perceive,
personal judgment, perspective, persuasion, phase, phasis,
pick out, picture, place, plan, point, point of view,
popular belief, position, posture, prefer, presumption,
prevailing belief, preview, project, projection, proposal,
prospect, prospectus, public belief, public opinion, purpose,
range, ranking, rate, rating, reaction, reckon, reckoning,
recognize, reconnoiter, reference, reference system, regard,
remark, representation, resolution, resolve, respect, review,
riverscape, sake, scan, scape, scene, scenery, scenic view, scope,
scope of vision, scout, scrutinize, scrutiny, seapiece, seascape,
see, seeable, seeming, semblance, sentiment, shape, side,
sidelong look, sight, sightliness, simulacrum, situation, skyscape,
slant, sly look, snowscape, spectacle, spot, spy, spy upon, stance,
stand, standpoint, striving, study, style, survey, sweep, system,
tableau, take in, take note, take notice, tend, tend toward,
theory, think of, thinking, thought, total effect, townscape, twig,
twist, understanding, universe, valuation, valuing, vet, view,
viewable, viewpoint, visible, vision, vista, visualize, watch,
waterscape, way of thinking, weighing, will, wise, witness

VIEW. A prospect.
2. Every one is entitled to a view from his premises, but he thereby
acquires no right over the property of his neighbors. The erection of
buildings which obstruct a man's view, therefore, is not unlawful, and such
buildings cannot be considered a nuisance. 9 Co. R. 58 b. Vide Ancient
Lights; Nuisance,

VIEW, DEMAND OF, practice. In most real and mixed actions, in order to
ascertain the identity of land claimed with that in the tenant's possession,
the tenant is allowed, after the demandant has counted, to demand a view of
the land in question; or if the subject of claim be rent, or the like, a
view of the land out of which it issues; Vin. Abr. View; Com. Dig. View;
Booth, 37; 2 Saund. 45 b; 1 Reeves' Hist 435, This, however, is confined to
real or mixed actions; for in personal actions the view does not lie. In the
action of dower unde nihil habet, it has been much questioned whether the
view be demandable or not; 2 Saund. 44, n, 4; and there are other real and
mixed actions in which it is not allowed. The view being granted, the course
of proceeding is to issue a writ, commanding the sheriff to cause the
defendant to have a view of the land, It being the interest of the demandant
to expedite the proceedings, the duty of suing out the writ lies upon him,
and not upon the tenant; and when, in obedience to its exigency, the sheriff
causes view to be made, the demandant is to show to the tenant, in all ways
possible, the thing in demand with its metes and bounds. On the return of
the writ into court, the demandant must count de novo; that is, declare
again Com. Dig. Pleader, 2 Y 3; Booth, 40; and the pleadings proceed to
2. This proceeding of demanding view, is, in the present rarity of real
actions, unknown in practice.

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