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’
    • ‘The latest model from that range was put on view to the public.’
    • ‘A very impressive photographic exhibition is currently on view at Tubbercurry Community Library.’
    • ‘The exhibits went on view yesterday afternoon in advance of the auction at 7.30 pm.’
    • ‘Two exhibitions currently on view in London are devoted to Madame de Pompadour.’
    • ‘This long-overlooked painter is the subject of an exhibition currently on view in New York.’
    on display, on exhibition, on show
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    1. 1.1 Easily visible.
      ‘it is advisable not to leave handbags on view’
      • ‘For example, at the moment, the giant planets Jupiter and Saturn are well on view, and they're splendid sights.’
      • ‘James Hopkins lay on a hospital bed, with only the knife's handle on view, waiting for doctors to perform a delicate operation.’
      • ‘Some of the sights on view will amaze your eyes and all around are the voices of hawkers battling to catch your attention.’
      • ‘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.’
      perceptible, perceivable, seeable, observable, noticeable, easily seen, detectable, discernible, recognizable, in view, in sight, on display
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