Very basically, in Drupal, a view is a list of information.  You could compare it to a data report.  A skilled Drupal architect can create views of just about any element in a Drupal site such as a list of all the nodes, or a list of all the users.  The Views module allows a user the ability to extract ,refine and display most of the information in a Drupal site in many, many different ways.

The Views module is quite complex and is intended for advanced Drupal users.  To learn more about this powerhouse module, please visit the Views section of our technical manual.