Definitions for VISIONˈvɪʒ ən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vi•sionˈvɪʒ ən(n.)

  1. the act or power of sensing with the eyes; sight.

    Category: Physiology

  2. the power of anticipating that which may come to be; foresight:

    entrepreneurial vision.

  3. something seen in or as if in a dream, often attributed to divine agency. the experience of such a perception.

    Category: Religion

  4. a vivid, imaginative anticipation:

    visions of wealth and glory.

  5. something seen; an object of sight.

  6. a scene, person, etc., of extraordinary beauty.

  7. (v.t.)to envision.

Origin of vision:

1250–1300; < L vīsiō act of seeing, sight, der. of vid(ēre) to see


Princeton's WordNet

  1. vision(noun)

    a vivid mental image

    "he had a vision of his own death"

  2. sight, vision, visual sense, visual modality(noun)

    the ability to see; the visual faculty

  3. vision, visual sensation(noun)

    the perceptual experience of seeing

    "the runners emerged from the trees into his clear vision"; "he had a visual sensation of intense light"

  4. imagination, imaginativeness, vision(noun)

    the formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses

    "popular imagination created a world of demons"; "imagination reveals what the world could be"

  5. vision(noun)

    a religious or mystical experience of a supernatural appearance

    "he had a vision of the Virgin Mary"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. vision(noun)ˈvɪʒ ən

    the ability to see

    poor/good vision

  2. visionˈvɪʒ ən

    an idea of how sth should be in the future

    her vision of a cleaner world for our children

  3. visionˈvɪʒ ən

    the ability to consider and have new ideas for the future

    Improvement of the education system will require vision.

  4. visionˈvɪʒ ən

    a strong spiritual experience in which sb sees sth

    a vision in which he spoke to God


  1. vision(Noun)

    The sense or ability of sight.

  2. vision(Noun)

    Something imaginary one thinks one sees.

    He tried drinking from the pool of water, but realized it was only a vision.

  3. vision(Noun)

    An ideal or a goal toward which one aspires.

    He worked tirelessly toward his vision of world peace.

  4. vision(Noun)

    A religious or mystical experience of a supernatural appearance.

    He had a vision of the Virgin Mary.

  5. vision(Noun)

    A person or thing of extraordinary beauty.

  6. vision(Verb)

    To imagine something as if it were to be true.

  7. Origin: From visio, noun of action from the perfect passive participle visus, from the verb videre + action noun suffix -io.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vision

    the act of seeing external objects; actual sight

  2. Vision

    the faculty of seeing; sight; one of the five senses, by which colors and the physical qualities of external objects are appreciated as a result of the stimulating action of light on the sensitive retina, an expansion of the optic nerve

  3. Vision

    that which is seen; an object of sight

  4. Vision

    especially, that which is seen otherwise than by the ordinary sight, or the rational eye; a supernatural, prophetic, or imaginary sight; an apparition; a phantom; a specter; as, the visions of Isaiah

  5. Vision

    hence, something unreal or imaginary; a creation of fancy

  6. Vision(verb)

    to see in a vision; to dream


  1. Vision

    The Vision is the name of a number of fictional characters, each superheroes, that appear in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The Vision is an android and a member of the Avengers.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'VISION' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2391

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'VISION' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4450

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'VISION' in Nouns Frequency: #967

Anagrams of VISION

  1. inviso

Translations for VISION

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


something seen in the imagination or in a dream

God appeared to him in a vision.

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