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From 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. [1913 Webster] Thenceforth I thought thee worth my nearer view. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Objects near our view are thought greater than those of a larger size that are more remote. --Locke. [1913 Webster] Surveying nature with too nice a view. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Mental survey; intellectual perception or examination; as, a just view of the arguments or facts in a case. [1913 Webster] I have with exact view perused thee, Hector. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Power of seeing, either physically or mentally; reach or range of sight; extent of prospect. [1913 Webster] The walls of Pluto's palace are in view. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 4. That which is seen or beheld; sight presented to the natural or intellectual eye; scene; prospect; as, the view from a window. [1913 Webster] 'T is distance lends enchantment to the view. --Campbell. [1913 Webster] 5. The pictorial representation of a scene; a sketch, either drawn or painted; as, a fine view of Lake George. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] To give a right view of this mistaken part of liberty. --Locke. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] No man sets himself about anything but upon some view or other which serves him for a reason. --Locke. [1913 Webster] 8. Appearance; show; aspect. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] [Graces] which, by the splendor of her view Dazzled, before we never knew. --Waller. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]