To view something is to look at it. This word can be used as a noun or as a verb:

  • Television programs are viewed on a TV.
  • It’s also possible to view programs on a computer, a tablet, or a cell phone.
  • The people who watch the programs are called viewers.
  • To get a better view of something you need to get closer to it.
  • People who sit in the front rows of a theater have a better view of the stage than those who sit in the back rows.
  • People who stay at hotels along a beach want to have a view of the water.
  • You can get a better of view of the moon by looking at it through a telescope.
  • A viewfinder is the thing that you look through on telescopes, binoculars, and cameras.
  • Office workers who work in skyscrapers usually have a great view of a city.

view from an office

They’re viewing some documents.

These big windows offer a great view of the city.

The word "view" is also used when describing an opinion or the way a person thinks about an issue:

  • Some people have very strong political views.
  • What are your views on the role of government?
  • Do your friends or family members share your views?
  • A person who is suspected of theft is viewed with suspicion by those who make the accusation.
  • A majority of people take a dim view of thieves.
  • How do you view the people who lead the country in which you live?

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August 22, 2016