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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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. [1913 Webster] O, let me view his visage, being dead. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Nearer to view his prey, and, unespied, To mark what of their state he more might learn. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To survey or examine mentally; to consider; as, to view the subject in all its aspects. [1913 Webster] The happiest youth, viewing his progress through. --Shak. [1913 Webster]