What does vision mean?

Definitions for vision
ˈvɪʒ ənvi·sion

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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.


  1. vision

    Vision refers to the ability to perceive or interpret information and surroundings from the light that reaches the eyes. It is one of the five senses. In a broader sense, it can also refer to the ability to imagine or plan for the future, or a mental image or concept about what is to come.

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  

  4. visionnoun

    Traveling through en route to a destination from the initial letters being on the pattern of words in imagination. 0.) A rooted plan firmly in place for future reservations of this resulting state or product. 1.) The faculty or state of being able to see a mental image of what the future will or could be like the images seen on a television screen. 2.) An experience of seeing someone or something in a dream or trance, or as a supernatural apparition. 3.) A vivid mental image, a fanciful one of the future. A person or sight of unusual beauty. Imagine to see.

    The most beautiful vision that I have ever seen is in my imagination written in revelation.

    Etymology: New Jerusalem

    Submitted by Tony_Elyon on November 18, 2023  

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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. Prashant Agarwal:

    It is said that you must have a vision before you manifest and once you have the vision your next step should be to map down your journey. It means you need to have a plan. You must plan what is the direction you will follow to reach to your vision. It is important to understand that your plan must be accordance with the vision. Hence always remember that you plan can be moulded but you vision must remain constant.

  2. Jonah Peretti:

    I think that there are two paths for AI in digital media, one path is the obvious path that a lot of people will do — but it’s a depressing path — using the technology for cost savings and spamming out a bunch of SEO articles that are lower quality than what a journalist could do, but a tenth of the cost. That’s one vision, but to me, that’s a depressing vision and a shortsighted vision because in the long run it’s not going to work.

  3. Willie Stone:

    Vision without a task is only a dream. A task without a vision is but drudgery. But vision with a task is a dream fulfilled.

  4. Candace Owens:

    Octavio Jones/Getty Images has every right to be angry, but if you stay at a place of anger, right, you are ignoring everything that is going on around you. You’re no longer looking and accessing things in the way that you should be accessing things because you’re holding on to this almost vengeful spirit, is he going to get over the trauma of the election of 2020 and begin to paint a vision for 2024 ? What is Octavio Jones/Getty Images vision for 2024 ? Is it I ’m back ? Because that’s not a vision to me. It needs to be more than, ‘ I ’m back. ’.

  5. George Pataki:

    My vision was not a partisan vision. It was a vision about people, about what we could accomplish together, if we are to flourish as a people, we have to fall in love with America again.

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