- of or relating to seeing or sight: a visual image.
- used in seeing: the visual sense.
- perceptible by the sense of sight; visible: a visual beauty.
- perceptible by the mind; of the nature of a mental vision: a visual impression captured in a line of verse.
- Usually visuals.
- a rough, preliminary sketch of an advertising layout, showing possible arrangements of material.Compare comprehensive(def 5).
- any item or element depending on the sense of sight.
Origin of visual
Examples from the Web for visual
Instead, the writers had to rely on visual cues and ambiance.Yep, Korra and Asami Went in the Spirit Portal and Probably Kissed
December 25, 2014
And since visual media is more compelling than any other medium, it is consistently their drug of choice.North Korea’s Secret Movie Bootleggers: How Western Films Make It Into the Hermit Kingdom
December 22, 2014
In movies, that language, visual and verbal, has yet to be mastered.Why Can’t Movies Capture Genius?
December 14, 2014
The same applies to other visual cues that tend to go unremarked.Afghanistan, We Hardly Knew You
December 8, 2014
Later, he transferred to the School of Visual Arts in New York City after developing an interest in filmmaking.Renaissance Man Jared Leto Defies Categorization
The Daily Beast
December 8, 2014
Visual concealment is unnecessary, because in the North Country a cache is sacred.The Forest
Stewart Edward White
It will be human, and, as you know, comedy is but a matter of the visual angle.
Flippancy, like comedy, is but a matter of visual first impression.
I can't tell you what it is, except that it's in the visual red.They Twinkled Like Jewels
Philip Jos Farmer
This is, of course, the only logical method for the visual interpretation of sound.With The Eyes Shut
- of, relating to, done by, or used in seeingvisual powers; visual steering
- another word for optical
- capable of being seen; visible
- of, occurring as, or induced by a mental image
- a sketch to show the proposed layout of an advertisement, as in a newspaper
- (often plural) a photograph, film, or other display material
Word Origin and History for visual
early 15c., "coming from the eye or sight" (as a beam of light), from Late Latin visualis "of sight," from Latin visus "sight," from visus, past participle of videre "to see" (see vision). Meaning "relating to vision" is first attested c.1600. The noun meaning "photographic film or other visual display" is first recorded 1951.
- Of or relating to the sense of sight.
- Seen or able to be seen by the eye; visible.