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vi·sion

 (vĭzh′ən)
n.
1.
a. The faculty of sight; eyesight: poor vision.
b. Something that is or has been seen.
2. Unusual competence in discernment or perception; intelligent foresight: a leader of vision.
3. The manner in which one sees or conceives of something.
4. A mental image produced by the imagination.
5. The mystical experience of seeing something that is not in fact present to the eye or is supernatural.
6. A person or thing of extraordinary beauty.
tr.v. vi·sioned, vi·sion·ing, vi·sions
1. To see in a vision.
2. To picture in the mind; envision.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin vīsiō, vīsiōn-, from vīsus, past participle of vidēre, to see; see weid- in Indo-European roots.]

vi′sion·al adj.
vi′sion·al·ly adv.

vision

(ˈvɪʒən)
n
1. the act, faculty, or manner of perceiving with the eye; sight
2. (Broadcasting)
a. the image on a television screen
b. (as modifier): vision control.
3. the ability or an instance of great perception, esp of future developments: a man of vision.
4. a mystical or religious experience of seeing some supernatural event, person, etc: the vision of St John of the Cross.
5. that which is seen, esp in such a mystical experience
6. (sometimes plural) a vivid mental image produced by the imagination: he had visions of becoming famous.
7. a person or thing of extraordinary beauty
8. (Commerce) the stated aims and objectives of a business or other organization
vb
(tr) to see or show in or as if in a vision
[C13: from Latin vīsiō sight, from vidēre to see]
ˈvisionless adj

vi•sion

(ˈvɪʒ ən)

n.
1. the act or power of sensing with the eyes; sight.
2. the power of anticipating that which may come to be; foresight: entrepreneurial vision.
3.
a. something seen in or as if in a dream, often attributed to divine agency.
b. the experience of such a perception.
4. a vivid, imaginative anticipation: visions of wealth and glory.
5. something seen; an object of sight.
6. a scene, person, etc., of extraordinary beauty.
v.t.
7. to envision.
[1250–1300; < Latin vīsiō act of seeing, sight, derivative of vid(ēre) to see]
vi′sion•less, adj.

vision


Past participle: visioned
Gerund: visioning

Imperative
vision
vision
Present
I vision
you vision
he/she/it visions
we vision
you vision
they vision
Preterite
I visioned
you visioned
he/she/it visioned
we visioned
you visioned
they visioned
Present Continuous
I am visioning
you are visioning
he/she/it is visioning
we are visioning
you are visioning
they are visioning
Present Perfect
I have visioned
you have visioned
he/she/it has visioned
we have visioned
you have visioned
they have visioned
Past Continuous
I was visioning
you were visioning
he/she/it was visioning
we were visioning
you were visioning
they were visioning
Past Perfect
I had visioned
you had visioned
he/she/it had visioned
we had visioned
you had visioned
they had visioned
Future
I will vision
you will vision
he/she/it will vision
we will vision
you will vision
they will vision
Future Perfect
I will have visioned
you will have visioned
he/she/it will have visioned
we will have visioned
you will have visioned
they will have visioned
Future Continuous
I will be visioning
you will be visioning
he/she/it will be visioning
we will be visioning
you will be visioning
they will be visioning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been visioning
you have been visioning
he/she/it has been visioning
we have been visioning
you have been visioning
they have been visioning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been visioning
you will have been visioning
he/she/it will have been visioning
we will have been visioning
you will have been visioning
they will have been visioning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been visioning
you had been visioning
he/she/it had been visioning
we had been visioning
you had been visioning
they had been visioning
Conditional
I would vision
you would vision
he/she/it would vision
we would vision
you would vision
they would vision
Past Conditional
I would have visioned
you would have visioned
he/she/it would have visioned
we would have visioned
you would have visioned
they would have visioned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vision - a vivid mental imagevision - a vivid mental image; "he had a vision of his own death"
imagery, imaging, mental imagery, imagination - the ability to form mental images of things or events; "he could still hear her in his imagination"
prevision - a prophetic vision (as in a dream)
retrovision - a vision of events in the distant past
2.vision - the ability to seevision - the ability to see; the visual faculty
visual system - the sensory system for vision
sense modality, sensory system, modality - a particular sense
exteroception - sensitivity to stimuli originating outside of the body
stigmatism - normal eyesight
achromatic vision - vision using the rods
acuity, sharp-sightedness, visual acuity - sharpness of vision; the visual ability to resolve fine detail (usually measured by a Snellen chart)
binocular vision - vision involving the use of both eyes
central vision - vision using the fovea and parafovea; the middle part of the visual field
chromatic vision, color vision, trichromacy - the normal ability to see colors
distance vision - vision for objects that a 20 feet or more from the viewer
eyesight, sightedness, seeing - normal use of the faculty of vision
monocular vision - vision with only one eye
near vision - vision for objects 2 feet or closer to the viewer
night vision, night-sight, scotopic vision, twilight vision - the ability to see in reduced illumination (as in moonlight)
daylight vision, photopic vision - normal vision in daylight; vision with sufficient illumination that the cones are active and hue is perceived
peripheral vision - vision at the edges of the visual field using only the periphery of the retina
3.vision - the perceptual experience of seeingvision - the perceptual experience of seeing; "the runners emerged from the trees into his clear vision"; "he had a visual sensation of intense light"
aesthesis, esthesis, sensation, sense datum, sense experience, sense impression - an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation; "a sensation of touch"
4.vision - the formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the sensesvision - the formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses; "popular imagination created a world of demons"; "imagination reveals what the world could be"
creative thinking, creativeness, creativity - the ability to create
fictitious place, imaginary place, mythical place - a place that exists only in imagination; a place said to exist in fictional or religious writings
fancy - a kind of imagination that was held by Coleridge to be more casual and superficial than true imagination
fantasy, phantasy - imagination unrestricted by reality; "a schoolgirl fantasy"
dreaming, dream - imaginative thoughts indulged in while awake; "he lives in a dream that has nothing to do with reality"
imaginary being, imaginary creature - a creature of the imagination; a person that exists only in legends or myths or fiction
5.vision - a religious or mystical experience of a supernatural appearance; "he had a vision of the Virgin Mary"
experience - an event as apprehended; "a surprising experience"; "that painful experience certainly got our attention"

vision

noun
1. image, idea, dream, plans, hopes, prospect, ideal, concept, fancy, fantasy, conception, delusion, daydream, reverie, flight of fancy, mental picture, pipe dream, imago (Psychoanalysis), castle in the air, fanciful notion I have a vision of a society free of exploitation and injustice.
2. hallucination, illusion, apparition, revelation, ghost, phantom, delusion, spectre, mirage, wraith, chimera, phantasm, eidolon She heard voices and saw visions of her ancestors.
3. sight, seeing, eyesight, view, eyes, perception The disease causes blindness or serious loss of vision.
4. foresight, imagination, perception, insight, awareness, inspiration, innovation, creativity, intuition, penetration, inventiveness, shrewdness, discernment, prescience, perceptiveness, farsightedness, breadth of view The government's lack of vision could have profound economic consequences.
5. picture, dream, sight, delight, beauty, joy, sensation, spectacle, knockout (informal), beautiful sight, perfect picture, feast for the eyes, sight for sore eyes The girl was a vision in crimson organza.
Quotations
"Your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions" Bible: Joel
"Where there is no vision, the people perish" Bible: Proverbs

vision

noun
1. The faculty of seeing:
Archaic: light.
2. Unusual or creative discernment or perception:
4. Something that is foretold by or as if by supernatural means:
verb
To form mental images of:
Informal: feature.
Translations
إبْصاررؤياطَيْف، رُؤْيَه في الخَيال
zrakviděnívizepředvídavost
drømmesynsynvision
visiónvistavisión (de futuro)
näkyvisio
éleslátáslátomás
framsÿnisjónsÿn; vitrun, hugsÿn
啓示展望幻視幻覚目標
iztēleiztēles spējaredzeredzes spējasapnis
predvídavosťvidenievízia
vidvizija
hägringsynvision
görme yeteneğihayalileri görüş

vision

[ˈvɪʒən] N
1. (= eyesight) → vista f
to have normal visiontener la vista normal
field of visioncampo m visual
see also double F
see also tunnel D
2. (= farsightedness) → clarividencia f, visión f de futuro; (= imagination) → imaginación f
we need vision to make this idea worknos hace falta clarividencia or visión de futuro para hacer que esta idea funcione
he had the vision to see thattenía la suficiente visión de futuro como para ver que ...
a man of (broad) visionun hombre de miras amplias
3. (= dream, hope) → visión f
he outlined his vision of the company over the next decadeesbozó su visión de la empresa para la siguiente década
a vision of the futureuna visión del futuro
4. (= image) I had visions of having to walk homeya me veía volviendo a casa a pie
5. (Rel) → visión f
to have a visiontener una visión
Christ appeared to her in a visiontuvo una visión de Cristo, se le apareció Cristo

vision

[ˈvɪʒən] n
(= ability to see) → vision f
to have 20-20 vision → avoir une vision parfaite
(= view) → vue f
(= imagined future) → vision f
I have a vision of a free society → J'ai la vision d'une société libre.
That's my vision of how the world could be → C'est ma vision de ce que pourrait être le monde.
(= mental image) to have a vision of sb/sth → se représenter qn/qch
to have visions of doing sth → se voir en train de faire qch
He had visions of being surrounded by happy children → Il se voyait entouré d'enfants heureux.
(= hallucination) → vision f
(TV) (= picture) → image f
loss of vision → perte d'image

vision

n
(= power of sight)Sehvermögen nt; within/beyond the range of visionin/außer Sichtweite; he has good visioner sieht gut ? field g
(= foresight)Weitblick m; a man of visionein Mann mit Weitblick
(in dream, trance) → Vision f, → Gesicht nt (liter); it came to me in a visionich hatte eine Vision
(= image)Vorstellung f; Orwell’s vision of the futureOrwells Zukunftsvision f
to have visions of wealthvon Reichtum träumen, sich (dat)Reichtum vorgaukeln; I had visions of having to walk all the way home (inf)ich sah mich im Geiste schon den ganzen Weg nach Hause laufen

vision

[ˈvɪʒn] n
a. (eyesight) → vista, capacità visiva
b. (imagination, foresight, apparition) → visione f
a man of vision → un uomo lungimirante or che vede lontano
my vision of the future → la mia visione del futuro
to see visions → avere le visioni
I had visions of having to walk home → già mi vedevo dover andare a casa a piedi

vision

(ˈviʒən) noun
1. something seen in the imagination or in a dream. God appeared to him in a vision.
2. the ability to see or plan into the future. Politicians should be men of vision.
3. the ability to see or the sense of sight. He is slowly losing his vision.

vis·ion

n. visión.
1. sentido de la vista;
2. capacidad de percibir los objetos por la acción de la luz a través de los órganos visuales y los centros cerebrales con que se relacionan. .

vision

n visión f, vista; blurred — visión nublada or borrosa; double — visión doble; far — visión lejana; near — visión cercana; night — visión nocturna; peripheral — visión periférica; tunnel — visión de túnel
References in classic literature ?
He did not look at Tom Hard, but leaned forward and stared into the darkness as though seeing a vision.
And there came before him the vision of a certain "little lady," about whom he had been thinking deeply of late.
Even while we whispered about it, our vision disappeared; the ball dropped and dropped until the red tip went beneath the earth.
But to her unaccustomed vision the stretch of water behind her assumed the aspect of a barrier which her unaided strength would never be able to overcome.
His vision became more acute as the shades of evening settled on the place; and even after the stars were glimmering above his head, he was able to distinguish the recumbent forms of his companions, as they lay stretched on the grass, and to note the person of Chingachgook, who sat upright and motionless as one of the trees which formed the dark barrier on every side.
She, in fact, felt a reverence for the pictured visage, of which only a far-descended and time-stricken virgin could be susceptible; and this forbidding scowl was the innocent result of her near-sightedness, and an effort so to concentrate her powers of vision as to substitute a firm outline of the object instead of a vague one.
I am mother's child," answered the scarlet vision, "and my name is Pearl
She was young, untried, nervous: it was a vision of serious duties and little company, of really great loneliness.
But all in vain; those young Platonists have a notion that their vision is imperfect; they are short-sighted; what use, then, to strain the visual nerve?
You would find that you could only command some thirty degrees of vision in advance of the straight side-line of sight; and about thirty more behind it.
All the sordid suggestions of the place were gone--in the twilight it was a vision of power.
The words smote heavily on Eliza's heart; the vision of the trader came before her eyes, and, as if some one had struck her a deadly blow, she turned pale and gasped for breath.