What does vision mean?

Definitions for vision
ˈvɪʒ ənvi·sion

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word vision.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. visionnoun

    a vivid mental image

    "he had a vision of his own death"

  2. sight, vision, visual sense, visual modalitynoun

    the ability to see; the visual faculty

  3. vision, visual sensationnoun

    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, visionnoun

    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. visionnoun

    a religious or mystical experience of a supernatural appearance

    "he had a vision of the Virgin Mary"


  1. visionnoun

    The sense or ability of sight.

  2. visionnoun

    Something imaginary one thinks one sees.

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

  3. visionnoun

    An ideal or a goal toward which one aspires.

    He worked tirelessly toward his vision of world peace.

  4. visionnoun

    A religious or mystical experience of a supernatural appearance.

    He had a vision of the Virgin Mary.

  5. visionnoun

    A person or thing of extraordinary beauty.

  6. visionverb

    To imagine something as if it were to be true.

  7. Etymology: 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. Visionverb

    to see in a vision; to dream

  7. Etymology: [OE. visioun, F. vision, fr. L. visio, from videre, visum, to see: akin to Gr. to see, I know, and E. wit. See Wit, v., and cf. Advice, Clairvoyant, Envy, Evident, Provide, Revise, Survey, View, Visage, Visit.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Vision

    vizh′un, n. the act or sense of seeing: sight: anything seen: anything imagined to be seen: a divine revelation: an apparition: anything imaginary.—v.t. to see as a vision: to present as in a vision.—n. (Scot.) Visie (viz′i), a close look at anything.—adj. Vis′ional, pertaining to a vision, not real.—adv. Vis′ionally.—n. Vis′ionariness.—adj. Vis′ionary, affected by visions: apt to see visions, imaginative: existing in imagination only: not real.—n. one who sees visions: one who forms impracticable schemes.—adj. Vis′ioned (rare), inspired so as to see visions: seen in a vision, spectral.—n. Vis′ionist, a visionary person, one who believes in visions.—adj. Vis′ionless, destitute of vision.—Beatific vision (see Beatify); Centre, Point, of vision, the position from which anything is observed, or represented as being seen. [Fr.,—L. visio, visionisvidēre, visum, to see; cf. Gr. idein, Eng. wit.]

Editors Contribution

  1. vision

    A collective project, task or picture of what a team of people choose to focus on and achieve united with each other.

    The collective vision is accurate and crystal clear of what we choose to create together, optimum health, shared prosperity for all and a world united in perfect harmony.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 7, 2020  

  2. vision

    The act, fact, sense and ability of sight and seeing.

    The vision was crystal clear and all have the ability to see with crystal clear eyesight.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 3, 2020  

  3. vision

    To create a picture with the mind and imagination.

    We are using our sense of vision to create the world we choose as a collective humanity.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 28, 2020  

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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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vision in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vision in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of vision in a Sentence

  1. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier:

    Either Europe stands together and acts with solidarity in times of hardship for hundreds of thousands, or fences and barriers will again be raised, and then the vision of a united Europe crumbles.

  2. Peter Drucker:

    Leadership is not magnetic personality--that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not 'making friends and influencing people'--that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person's vision to higher sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.

  3. Achim Anscheidt:

    This car is about our stylistic future, it's a vision of things to come. It illustrates the new Bugatti form language, and it shows very clearly from all main views of the car characteristic DNA elements that you can expect on future Bugatti models.

  4. Lori Greiner:

    This sounds easy, but you’d be surprised at how many people have a hard time articulating their idea, if it takes you more than one or two sentences to describe your product or business, you probably don’t have a clear enough vision of how it’s going to work or whom it’s for.

  5. James Allen:

    Dream lofty dreams, as you dream, so shall you become. Your vision is the promise of what you one day shall be: your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.

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an attitude of irreverence or contempt for a divinity
  • A. maculation
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