1 outlook, aspect, prospect, scene, perspective, vista, panorama, spectacle, picture, tableau; landscape, seascape, cityscape:
From the tower we had a view of the devastation below.
2 opinion, point of view, approach, position, judgement, belief, way of thinking, conception, understanding, impression, feeling, sentiment, notion:
Denham's view is that the country's defences are inadequate.
3 aspect, angle, position, prospect, perspective, vision, representation, projection:
Here is a termite's-eye view of the timbers in your house.
4 inspection, survey, vision, sight, observation, scrutiny, examination, contemplation, study:
The shroud was pulled away, exposing the revolting object to our view.
5 aim, direction, intent, intention, purpose, objective, object, expectation, prospect, vision, hope, dream:
We cultivated their friendship with a view to being invited aboard their yacht.
6 in view of. in light of, considering, in consideration of, because of, on account of:
In view of your failure to respond to our letters, we must refer the matter to our lawyers.
7 look at or upon or over, see, take in, watch, observe, scrutinize, examine, regard, behold:
From this vantage point one can view the entire valley.
8 witness, see, watch, observe, take in:
We viewed the entire robbery as it took place.
9 regard, consider, think of, look on or upon, judge, deem, believe, hold, estimate, rate, gauge, assess:
Control views Craven as a threat.
standpoint, (point of) view, attitude, angle, slant, position, stance, vantage point, perspective, frame of reference, way of thinking, context:
From our viewpoint, widening the road only encourages speeding.