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.Campbell.
5. The pictorial representation of a scene; a sketch, ither 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 liberty.Locke.
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.
No man sets himself about anything but upon some view or other which serves him for a reason.Locke.
8. Appearance; show; aspect. [Obs.]
[Graces] which, by the splendor of her viewWaller. 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 occurred.
Dazzled, before we never knew.
(View) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Viewed ; 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.
O, let me view his visage, being dead.Shak.
Nearer to view his prey, and, unespied,Milton.
To mark what of their state he more might learn.
2. To survey or examine mentally; to consider; as, to view the subject in all its aspects.
The happiest youth, viewing his progress through.Shak.
1. One who views or examines.
2. (Law) A person appointed to inspect highways, fences, or the like, and to report upon the same.
3. The superintendent of a coal mine. [Eng.]
(View"i*ness) n. The quality or state of being viewy, or of having unpractical views.
(View"less), a. Not perceivable by the eye; invisible; unseen. "Viewless winds." Shak.
Swift through the valves the visionary fairPope.
Repassed, and viewless mixed with common air.