- the act or power of sensing with the eyes; sight.
- the act or power of anticipating that which will or may come to be: prophetic vision; the vision of an entrepreneur.
- an experience in which a personage, thing, or event appears vividly or credibly to the mind, although not actually present, often under the influence of a divine or other agency: a heavenly messenger appearing in a vision.Compare hallucination(def 1).
- something seen or otherwise perceived during such an experience: The vision revealed its message.
- a vivid, imaginative conception or anticipation: visions of wealth and glory.
- something seen; an object of sight.
- a scene, person, etc., of extraordinary beauty: The sky was a vision of red and pink.
- computer vision.
- to envision, or picture mentally: She tried to vision herself in a past century.
Origin of vision
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Examples from the Web for vision
And in order for them to realize their vision, they are willing to use any means.Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Our Duty Is to Keep Charlie Hebdo Alive
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
January 8, 2015
Seeing what they were doing, I was inspired to add my vision to their technique.
Mr. Bachner said it had been hard to introduce his work ethic and share his vision with the locals and his team.
“One of the challenges is to get the weavers to see my vision,” Mr. Bachner said.
In his State of the Union address 50 years ago, LBJ laid out his vision for the Great Society.Thank Congress, Not LBJ for Great Society
Julian Zelizer, Scott Porch
January 4, 2015
There are those in the world who scorn our vision of human dignity and freedom.
They have no vision, and when there is no vision the people perish.
By their observance, an earth of peace may become not a vision but a fact.
Now and then she would stop suddenly to contemplate the vision she had created.Life and Death of Harriett Frean
Yet when we do make them come true, we find the vision sweeter than the reality.Ballads of a Bohemian
Robert W. Service
- the act, faculty, or manner of perceiving with the eye; sight
- the image on a television screen
- (as modifier)vision control
- the ability or an instance of great perception, esp of future developmentsa man of vision
- a mystical or religious experience of seeing some supernatural event, person, etcthe vision of St John of the Cross
- that which is seen, esp in such a mystical experience
- (sometimes plural) a vivid mental image produced by the imaginationhe had visions of becoming famous
- a person or thing of extraordinary beauty
- the stated aims and objectives of a business or other organization
- (tr) to see or show in or as if in a vision
Word Origin and History for vision
late 13c., "something seen in the imagination or in the supernatural," from Anglo-French visioun, Old French vision (12c.), from Latin visionem (nominative visio) "act of seeing, sight, thing seen," from past participle stem of videre "to see," from PIE root *weid- "to know, to see" (cf. Sanskrit veda "I know;" Avestan vaeda "I know;" Greek oida, Doric woida "I know," idein "to see;" Old Irish fis "vision," find "white," i.e. "clearly seen," fiuss "knowledge;" Welsh gwyn, Gaulish vindos, Breton gwenn "white;" Gothic, Old Swedish, Old English witan "to know;" Gothic weitan "to see;" English wise, German wissen "to know;" Lithuanian vysti "to see;" Bulgarian vidya "I see;" Polish widzieć "to see," wiedzieć "to know;" Russian videt' "to see," vest' "news," Old Russian vedat' "to know"). The meaning "sense of sight" is first recorded late 15c. Meaning "statesman-like foresight, political sagacity" is attested from 1926.
- The faculty of sight; eyesight.
- The manner in which an individual sees or conceives of something.