Definition of in view in English:

in view

phrase

  • 1Visible.

    ‘the youth was keeping him in view’
    • ‘The way ahead needs to be clearly signposted, the destination obvious and in view.’
    • ‘When fish were not in view for the entire observation period, sampling was abandoned and restarted when the fish reappeared.’
    • ‘The driver, a man in late forties, early fifties, slowly rose in view, obviously knocked to the side as the truck was hit from behind.’
    • ‘The see-through tent with the bridge in view, the Andes range always visible and the great river surging ahead completed our tableau.’
    • ‘The new Woolworths just off Glengariff road in Sea Point was in view as we noticed a Brazilian goddess walking over the road.’
    perceptible, perceivable, seeable, observable, noticeable, easily seen, detectable, discernible, recognizable, in view, in sight, on view, on display
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  • 2As one's aim or in one's mind.

    ‘the operation they had in view’
    • ‘There is a third possibility: that he courted a struggle to see what came of it, determined to manipulate that struggle to gain certain ends which he had in view.’
    • ‘They ought to stand aside for someone without sentiment and with a fair and open mind with the club's honour in view.’
    • ‘Today what people have in view is eliminating suffering from the world.’
    • ‘This giving of the law had in view the ultimate purpose of God, that we might be righteoused by faith.’
    • ‘The titles of some of Mr Walsh's papers will serve to throw light on the particular objects which he had in view.’