[en-vizh-uh n]

verb (used with object)

to picture mentally, especially some future event or events: to envision a bright future.

Origin of envision

First recorded in 1920–25; en-1 + vision
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Contemporary Examples of envisioned

Historical Examples of envisioned

  • At least the possibilities of stun-guns were envisioned in their childish games.

    The Pirates of Ersatz

    Murray Leinster

  • He had envisioned a use for it; or at least a place for which it seemed constructed.

  • He envisioned the fleets of Triom descending, the Triomeds emerging and infiltrating.

    The Invader

    Alfred Coppel

  • And the woman saw it, too, even though dimly; envisioned it humanly.

  • I envisioned then this tiny Moon crater, the scene of this battle we were waging.

British Dictionary definitions for envisioned



(tr) to conceive of as a possibility, esp in the future; foresee
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Word Origin and History for envisioned



1914, from en- (1) "make, put in" + vision. Related: Envisioned; envisioning. Earlier (1827) is envision'd in sense "endowed with vision."

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