Definitions for visionaryˈvɪʒ əˌnɛr i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vi•sion•ar•yˈvɪʒ əˌnɛr i(adj.; n.)(pl.)-ar•ies.

  1. (adj.)given to or concerned with seeing visions.

  2. belonging to or seen in a vision.

  3. unreal; imaginary.

  4. purely idealistic or speculative; impractical; not realizable:

    a visionary scheme.

  5. given to or characterized by fanciful or impractical ideas or schemes.

  6. of, pertaining to, or proper to a vision.

  7. (n.)a person of unusually keen foresight.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  8. a person who sees visions.

  9. a person who is given to highly speculative or impractical ideas or schemes; dreamer.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. visionary(noun)

    a person given to fanciful speculations and enthusiasms with little regard for what is actually possible

  2. visionary, illusionist, seer(adj)

    a person with unusual powers of foresight

  3. airy, impractical, visionary, Laputan, windy(adj)

    not practical or realizable; speculative

    "airy theories about socioeconomic improvement"; "visionary schemes for getting rich"


  1. visionary(Noun)

    someone who has visions; a seer

  2. visionary(Noun)

    an impractical dreamer

  3. visionary(Noun)

    someone who has positive ideas about the future

  4. visionary(Adjective)

    having vision or foresight

  5. visionary(Adjective)

    imaginary or illusory

  6. visionary(Adjective)

    prophetic or revelatory

  7. visionary(Adjective)

    idealistic or utopian

  8. Origin: vision + -ary

Webster Dictionary

  1. Visionary(adj)

    of or pertaining to a visions or visions; characterized by, appropriate to, or favorable for, visions

  2. Visionary(adj)

    affected by phantoms; disposed to receive impressions on the imagination; given to reverie; apt to receive, and act upon, fancies as if they were realities

  3. Visionary(adj)

    existing in imagination only; not real; fanciful; imaginary; having no solid foundation; as, visionary prospect; a visionary scheme or project

  4. Visionary(noun)

    one whose imagination is disturbed; one who sees visions or phantoms

  5. Visionary(noun)

    one whose imagination overpowers his reason and controls his judgment; an unpractical schemer; one who builds castles in the air; a daydreamer


  1. Visionary

    Defined broadly, a visionary, is one who can envision the future. For some groups this can involve the supernatural The visionary state is achieved via meditation, drugs, lucid dreams, daydreams, or art. One example is Hildegard of Bingen, a 12th-century artist/visionary and Catholic saint. Other visionaries in religion are St Bernadette and Joseph Smith.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. visionary

    1. One who hacks vision, in the sense of an Artificial Intelligence researcher working on the problem of getting computers to ‘see’ things using TV cameras. (There isn't any problem in sending information from a TV camera to a computer. The problem is, how can the computer be programmed to make use of the camera information? See SMOP, AI-complete.) 2. [IBM] One who reads the outside literature. At IBM, apparently, such a penchant is viewed with awe and wonder.


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