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ˈvɪʒ əˌnɛr ivi·sion·a·ry

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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"


  1. visionarynoun

    someone who has visions; a seer

  2. visionarynoun

    an impractical dreamer

  3. visionarynoun

    someone who has positive ideas about the future

  4. visionaryadjective

    having vision or foresight

  5. visionaryadjective

    imaginary or illusory

  6. visionaryadjective

    prophetic or revelatory

  7. visionaryadjective

    idealistic or utopian

  8. 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


  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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  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. The Takis Foundation:

    The greatest tribute we can pay today is to continue his visionary path where, to quote Takis, 'everything is mind and motion'.

  2. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi:

    This is historic, this is grand, this is visionary, this is about peace. Some of our members are saying this is the first time since I've been here I've been able to vote for peace rather than against war.

  3. Modinho Ally:

    usually I see myself 1st, be myself, then I wont need to compare myself with someone or do wat he does..that's my life visionary..

  4. Eric Hoffer:

    The leader has to be practical and a realist, yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.

  5. Sharan Burrow:

    We know that if governments and industry aren't visionary enough to engage in a dialogue, to put the plan in place, to give people security, then we will see distress, fear and increasingly opposition among people around the world.

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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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