[ vizh-uh-ner-ee ]
/ ˈvɪʒ əˌnɛr i /


noun, plural vi·sion·ar·ies.

Origin of visionary

First recorded in 1640–50; vision + -ary

Related forms

vi·sion·ar·i·ness, nounnon·vi·sion·ar·y, adjective, nounun·vi·sion·ar·y, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for visionary


/ (ˈvɪʒənərɪ) /


marked by vision or foresighta visionary leader
incapable of being realized or effected; unrealistic
(of people) characterized by idealistic or radical ideas, esp impractical ones
given to having visions
of, of the nature of, or seen in visions

noun plural -aries

a visionary person

Derived Forms

visionariness, noun
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