Definition of on view in English:

on view


  • 1Being shown or exhibited to the public.

    ‘a collection of old-master drawings is currently on view’
    • ‘A very impressive photographic exhibition is currently on view at Tubbercurry Community Library.’
    • ‘This long-overlooked painter is the subject of an exhibition currently on view in New York.’
    • ‘Two exhibitions currently on view in London are devoted to Madame de Pompadour.’
    • ‘The latest model from that range was put on view to the public.’
    • ‘The exhibits went on view yesterday afternoon in advance of the auction at 7.30 pm.’
    on display, on exhibition, on show
    displayed, showing
    View synonyms
    1. 1.1Easily visible.
      ‘it is advisable not to leave handbags on view’
      • ‘Some of the sights on view will amaze your eyes and all around are the voices of hawkers battling to catch your attention.’
      • ‘James Hopkins lay on a hospital bed, with only the knife's handle on view, waiting for doctors to perform a delicate operation.’
      • ‘In close-ups you could barely distinguish which body parts were on view.’
      • ‘There were lots of appealing, smiling faces on view and the children's plain happiness was a delight.’
      • ‘For example, at the moment, the giant planets Jupiter and Saturn are well on view, and they're splendid sights.’