What does visionary mean?

Definitions for visionary
ˈvɪʒ əˌnɛr ivi·sion·a·ry

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. visionarynoun

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

  2. visionary, illusionist, seeradjective

    a person with unusual powers of foresight

  3. airy, impractical, visionary, Laputan, windyadjective

    not practical or realizable; speculative

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

Wiktionary

  1. visionarynoun

    someone who has visions; a seer

    Etymology: vision + -ary

  2. visionarynoun

    an impractical dreamer

    Etymology: vision + -ary

  3. visionarynoun

    someone who has positive ideas about the future

    Etymology: vision + -ary

  4. visionaryadjective

    having vision or foresight

    Etymology: vision + -ary

  5. visionaryadjective

    imaginary or illusory

    Etymology: vision + -ary

  6. visionaryadjective

    prophetic or revelatory

    Etymology: vision + -ary

  7. visionaryadjective

    idealistic or utopian

    Etymology: vision + -ary

Webster Dictionary

  1. Visionaryadjective

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

  2. Visionaryadjective

    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. Visionaryadjective

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

  4. Visionarynoun

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

  5. Visionarynoun

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

Freebase

  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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of visionary in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of visionary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of visionary in a Sentence

  1. Ehsan Sehgal:

    As the honey bees land on flowers and fruits, to sip nectar from that for producing honey; it shows its nature. Similarly, sober and qualified figures, follow visionary subjects and objects, to beautify and purify its vision; it mirrors intellect.

  2. Dan Coats:

    It has been a privilege serving with Sue Gordon to lead the ODNI and Intelligence Community over these past two years. Sue Gordon is a visionary leader who has made an enormous impact on the IC over the more than three decades Sue Gordon has served, i have had the pleasure of working with Joseph Maguire as part of my leadership team at ODNI, and I am pleased that the President has announced that Joe will serve as Acting DNI. Joe has had a long, distinguished career serving the nation and will lead the men and women in the IC with distinction.

  3. Kevin Westgarth:

    Taking this initial step with Tennessee State University, led by their ambitious and visionary leadership, awakens thought on potential playing opportunities, new facilities, and new avenues to watch live hockey, all driven by an HBCU and NHL club in the heart of Nashville. This could be a game-changer.

  4. Starzspeak:

    We are a true crystal gazing objections for not just the individuals who are looking for visionary help, We assist individuals with their basic inquiries to specific questions. Our point is to help the people who are dealing with issues utilizing heavenly study of soothsaying. We give clients data like Daily, Weekly and Monthly Horoscopes. Numerology, Online Pooja, Birthstone, Face perusing, Free Kundali, love meter Etc.

  5. Ehsan Sehgal:

    One's thought that wears the word of dictionaries, and surpasses its context, becomes a vision, which understands a few figures that carry a visionary quality and proficiency.

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  • حالمArabic
  • vizionářCzech
  • Idealist, ideal, hellseherisch, Fantast, Träumer, Träumerin, Visionärin, visionär, seherisch, unwirklichGerman
  • viziuloEsperanto
  • ilusorio, idealista, visionarioSpanish
  • utopistinen, näkemyksellinen, näkijä, haaveilija, visionäärinen, visionääri, kuvitteellinen, ilmestyksellinen, ihanteellinen, idealistinen, profeetallinenFinnish
  • prospectiviste, visionnaireFrench
  • taibhsearScottish Gaelic
  • काल्पनिकHindi
  • visionerIndonesian
  • ideale, illusorio, immaginario, lungimirante, visionario, chiaroveggente, veggenteItalian
  • 공상가Korean
  • idealistisch, helderziende, onwerkelijk, onverwezenlijkbaar, idealist, onrealistisch, dromer, ingebeeld, denkbeeldig, fantast, visionair, utopisch, fantastischDutch
  • vizionarRomanian
  • мечтатель, идеалистRussian
  • visionärSwedish
  • தொலைநோக்குTamil
  • vizyonerTurkish
  • بصیرتUrdu
  • jivisionan, visionan, hivisionanVolapük
  • 有遠見的Chinese

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