- Vision is eyesight, something that is or has been seen or something imagined.
- An example of vision is what someone sees when they open their eyes.
- An example of vision is a beautiful person in someone's line of sight.
- An example of vision is what a person imagines their ideal home to look like.
- the act or power of seeing with the eye; sense of sight
- something seen by other than normal sight; something perceived in a dream, trance, etc. or supernaturally revealed, as to a prophet
- the experience of having such a perception or revelation
- a mental image; esp., an imaginative contemplation: to have visions of power
- the ability to perceive something not actually visible, as through mental acuteness or keen foresight: a project made possible by one man's vision
- force or power of imagination: a statesman of great vision
- something or someone, esp. a woman, of extraordinary beauty
Origin of visionOld French ; from Classical Latin visio ; from visus, past participle of videre, to see ; from Indo-European an unverified form w(e)idē, variant, variety of an unverified form w(e)di-, to view, see from source wise
- a. The faculty of sight; eyesight: poor vision.b. Something that is or has been seen.
- Unusual competence in discernment or perception; intelligent foresight: a leader of vision.
- The manner in which one sees or conceives of something.
- A mental image produced by the imagination.
- The mystical experience of seeing something that is not in fact present to the eye or is supernatural.
- A person or thing of extraordinary beauty.
transitive verbvi·sioned, vi·sion·ing, vi·sions
- To see in a vision.
- To picture in the mind; envision.
Origin of visionMiddle English, from Old French, from Latin vīsiō, vīsiōn-, from vīsus, past participle of vidēre, to see; see weid- in Indo-European roots.
(countable and uncountable, plural visions)
- (uncountable) The sense or ability of sight.
- Something seen; an object perceived visually.
- (countable) Something imaginary one thinks one sees.
- He tried drinking from the pool of water, but realized it was only a vision.
- (by extension) Something unreal or imaginary; a creation of fancy.
- (countable) An ideal or a goal toward which one aspires.
- He worked tirelessly toward his vision of world peace.
- (countable) A religious or mystical experience of a supernatural appearance.
- He had a vision of the Virgin Mary.
- (countable) A person or thing of extraordinary beauty.
(third-person singular simple present visions, present participle visioning, simple past and past participle visioned)
- To imagine something as if it were to be true.