What does envisage mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term envisage:

Princeton's WordNet

  1. imagine, conceive of, ideate, envisage(verb)

    form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case

    "Can you conceive of him as the president?"


  1. envisage(Verb)

    To conceive or see something within one's mind. To imagine or envision.

    From the very dawn of existence the infant must envisage self, and body acting on self. uE000202275uE001 McCosh.

  2. Origin: From envisager, from en + visage; see visage.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Envisage(verb)

    to look in the face of; to apprehend; to regard

  2. Origin: [F. envisager; pref. en- (L. in) + visage face, visage. See Visage.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Envisage

    en-viz′āj, v.t. to face: to consider.—n. Envis′agement. [Fr. envisageren, and visage, the visage.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'envisage' in Verbs Frequency: #759


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of envisage in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of envisage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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