view [-s] n

AN < OFr veue, to see.

  1. Sight; eyeshot; ability to be seen.
  2. Scene; perspective.

view [-ed] v

see view, n.

  1. Look; survey; gaze longingly; pay attention to for a sustained period of time; (Noah Webster's entry for VIEW, v. t. says “We ascended mount Holyoke, and viewed the charming landscape below. We viewed with delight the rich valleys of the Connecticut about the town of Northampton”).
  2. See; regard; study; look at.