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. 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"


  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

  7. Origin: [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

    The Vision is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, an android and a member of the Avengers who first appeared in The Avengers #57 (October 1968). The character is portrayed by Paul Bettany in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the 2015 film Avengers: Age of Ultron, the 2016 film Captain America: Civil War, and the 2018 film Avengers: Infinity War. He is loosely based on the Timely Comics character of the same name.

    Submitted by anonymous on June 7, 2018  
  2. Vision

    Vision is defined as the mental picture or image of what the future could be or would look like. It can also be defined as one's concept, thought or imagination at a given period of time. It is synonymous with fantasy. -Emeasoba George

    Emeasoba George

    Submitted by emeasoba_g on August 5, 2018  

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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

How to pronounce vision?

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How to say vision in sign language?

  1. vision


  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. skyla:

    i can see i have vision.

  2. Ernst Dickmanns:


  3. Beau Biden:

    20/20, that’s my vision.

  4. Joseph Murphy:

    We go where our vision is.

  5. Charles Koch:

    This is an inspiring vision.

Images & Illustrations of vision

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