• Vision


    • enPR: vĭzh'ən, IPA: /ˈvɪʒ(ə)n/
    • Rhymes: -ɪʒən


    From Latin visio ("vision, seeing"), noun of action from the perfect passive participle visus ("that which is seen"), from the verb videre ("to see") + action noun suffix -io.

    Full definition of vision



    (countable and uncountable; plural visions)
    1. (uncountable) The sense or ability of sight.
    2. Something seen; an object perceived visually.
      • 1610, William Shakespeare, , I. ii. 270:For to a vision so apparent rumour
        Cannot be mute
      • 1892, James Yoxall, The Lonely Pyramid Chapter 7, It was the Lost Oasis, the Oasis of the vision in the sand. Deep-hidden in the hollow, beneath the cliffs, it lay; and round it the happy verdure spread for many a rood. Yes, the quest was ended, the Lost Oasis was the Found!
    3. (countable) Something imaginary one thinks one sees.
      He tried drinking from the pool of water, but realized it was only a vision.
    4. (by extension) Something unreal or imaginary; a creation of fancy.
    5. (countable) An ideal or a goal toward which one aspires.
      He worked tirelessly toward his vision of world peace.
    6. (countable) A religious or mystical experience of a supernatural appearance.
      He had a vision of the Virgin Mary.
    7. (countable) A person or thing of extraordinary beauty.



    1. (transitive) To imagine something as if it were to be true.


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