View vs Visual - What's the difference?

view | visual |

As nouns the difference between view and visual

is that view is (label) visual perception while visual is any element of something that depends on sight.

As a verb view

is to look at.

As an adjective visual is

related to or affecting the vision.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en noun)
  • (label) Visual perception.
  • # The act of seeing or looking at something.
  • #* (John Milton) (1608-1674)
  • Thenceforth I thought thee worth my nearer view .
  • #* (John Locke) (1632-1705)
  • Objects near our view are thought greater than those of a larger size are more remote.
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  • # The range of vision.
  • #* (John Dryden) (1631-1700)
  • The walls of Pluto's palace are in view .
  • # Something to look at, such as scenery.
  • #* (1777-1844)
  • 'Tis distance lends enchantment to the view .
  • # (label) Appearance; show; aspect.
  • #* (Edmund Waller) (1606-1687)
  • [Graces] which, by the splendor of her view / Dazzled, before we never knew.
  • A picture, drawn or painted; a sketch.
  • (label) Opinion, judgement, imagination.
  • # A mental image.
  • #* (William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
  • I have with exact view perused thee, Hector.
  • # A way of understanding something, an opinion, a theory.
  • #* (John Locke) (1632-1705)
  • to give a right view of this mistaken part of liberty
  • # A point of view.
  • # An intention or prospect.
  • #* (John Locke) (1632-1705)
  • No man sets himself about anything but upon some view or other which serves him for a reason.
  • A virtual or logical table composed of the result set of a query in relational databases.
  • The part of a computer program which is visible to the user and can be interacted with; a user interface.
  • A wake. (rfex)
  • Antonyms

    * (part of computer program) model, controller

    Derived terms

    * angle of view * bankruptcy view * bird's-eye view * by-view * clear view screen * counterview * exploded view * field of view * in full view * in view of * out of view * page view * pay-per-view * point of view * rear-view * viewable * view angle * view camera * viewfinder/view finder * viewgraph * viewless * viewpoint * viewy * worldview/world-view/world view * worm's-eye view/worm's eye view


    (en verb)
  • To look at.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-14, author=(Jonathan Freedland)
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  • To show.
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * preview * review * viewer * viewing

    See also

    * see * look * voyeur







    Alternative forms

    * visuall (qualifier)


    (en adjective)
  • Related to or affecting the vision.
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  • (obsolete) That can be seen; visible.
  • Derived terms

    * visual poem * visualization * visualize * visually


    (en noun)
  • Any element of something that depends on sight.
  • An image; a picture; a graphic.
  • (in the plural) All the visual elements of a multi-media presentation or entertainment, usually in contrast with normal text or audio.
  • (advertising) A preliminary sketch.