follow Dictionary.com

Love words? Sign up for our Word of the Day!

viewpoint

[vyoo-point] /ˈvyuˌpɔɪnt/
noun
1.
a place affording a view of something; position of observation:
to sketch a river from the viewpoint of a bluff.
2.
an attitude of mind, or the circumstances of an individual that conduce to such an attitude:
new marketing techniques seen from the consumer's viewpoint.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; alteration of point of view, modeled on standpoint
Synonyms
2. standpoint, perspective, position, stance, angle.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for view-point

viewpoint

/ˈvjuːˌpɔɪnt/
noun
1.
the mental attitude that determines a person's opinions or judgments; point of view
2.
a place from which something can be viewed
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for view-point

viewpoint

n.

1856, of mental positions; 1858 in a physical sense, from view + point (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for viewpoint

Most English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for view

10
11
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with view-point

Nearby words for view-point