A view is what can be seen in a range of vision. View may also be used as a synonym of point of view in the first sense. View may also be used figuratively or with special significance—for example, to imply a scenic outlook or significant vantage point:
- The barrier Rhine hath flashed, through battle-smoke,
- On men who gaze heart-smitten by the view,
- As if all Germany had felt the shock!
- - from The Germans on the Heights of Hochheim (1816) by William Wordsworth
Other articles related to "view":
... Broadway, looking north, about 1908 Aerial view, looking north, 1908-1918 "At the loop", 1913 Aerial view of the harbor at Lorain, Ohio ... View is to the southeast ...
... View (1861) — a Confederate States of America schooner — was captured during the beginning of the American Civil War by the Union Navy ... View was outfitted as a collier, supplying coal to Union ships with steam engines ...
... View of the Galata Tower from Eminönü, 12 April 2005 View of the Galata Tower from the Bosphorus View of the Galata Tower from the Bosphorus View of the Galata Tower from the Anatolian side of the Bosphorus ...
... for full appreciation of the effects described A bright view, heavily-framed or observed as through a tunnel, can appear jewel-like and allows ...
... Löwith's argument in Meaning in History is that the western view of history is confused by the relationship between Christian faith and the modern view ... But, Christians are not a historical people, as their view of the world is based on faith ... This explains the tendency in history (and philosophy) to an eschatological view of human progress ...
Famous quotes containing the word view:
“Among the virtues and vices that make up the British character, we have one vice, at least, that Americans ought to view with sympathy. For they appear to be the only people who share it with us. I mean our worship of the antique. I do not refer to beauty or even historical association. I refer to age, to a quantity of years.”
—William Golding (b. 1911)
“Books of natural history aim commonly to be hasty schedules, or inventories of Gods property, by some clerk. They do not in the least teach the divine view of nature, but the popular view, or rather the popular method of studying nature, and make haste to conduct the persevering pupil only into that dilemma where the professors always dwell.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“The contented and economically comfortable have a very discriminating view of government. Nobody is ever indignant about bailing out failed banks and failed savings and loans associations.... But when taxes must be paid for the lower middle class and poor, the government assumes an aspect of wickedness.”
—John Kenneth Galbraith (b. 1908)