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Webster 1913 Edition


Vision

Vi′sion

,
Noun.
[OE.
visioun
, F.
vision
, fr. L.
visio
, from
videre
,
visum
, to see: akin to Gr. [GREEK] to see, [GREEK] I know, and E.
wit
. See
Wit
,
Verb.
, and cf.
Advice
,
Clairvoyant
,
Envy
,
Evident
,
Provide
,
Revise
,
Survey
,
View
,
Visage
,
Visit
.]
1.
The act of seeing external objects; actual sight.
Faith here is turned into
vision
there.
Hammond.
2.
(Physiol.)
The faculty of seeing; sight; one of the five senses, by which colors and the physical qualities of external objects are appreciated as a result of the stimulating action of light on the sensitive retina, an expansion of the optic nerve.
3.
That which is seen; an object of sight.
Shak.
4.
Especially, that which is seen otherwise than by the ordinary sight, or the rational eye; a supernatural, prophetic, or imaginary sight; an apparition; a phantom; a specter;
as, the
visions
of Isaiah
.
The baseless fabric of this
vision
.
Shakespeare
No dreams, but
visions
strange.
Sir P. Sidney.
5.
Hence, something unreal or imaginary; a creation of fancy.
Locke.
Arc of vision
(Astron.)
,
the arc which measures the least distance from the sun at which, when the sun is below the horizon, a star or planet emerging from his rays becomes visible.
Beatific vision
(Theol.)
,
the immediate sight of God in heaven.
Direct vision
(Opt.)
,
vision when the image of the object falls directly on the yellow spot (see under
Yellow
); also, vision by means of rays which are not deviated from their original direction.
Field of vision
,
field of view. See under
Field
.
Indirect vision
(Opt.)
,
vision when the rays of light from an object fall upon the peripheral parts of the retina.
Reflected vision
, or
Refracted vision
,
vision by rays reflected from mirrors, or refracted by lenses or prisms, respectively.
Vision purple
.
(Physiol.)
See
Visual purple
, under
Visual
.

Vi′sion

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Visioned
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Visioning
.]
To see in a vision; to dream.
For them no
visioned
terrors daunt,
Their nights no fancied specters haunt.
Sir W. Scott.

Webster 1828 Edition


Vision

VI'SION

,
Noun.
s as z. [L. visio, from video, visus.]
1.
The act of seeing external objects; actual sight.
Faith here is turned into vision there.
2.
The faculty of seeing; sight. Vision is far more perfect and acute in some animals than in man.
3.
Something imagined to be seen, though not real; a phantom; a specter.
No dreams, but visions strange.
4.
In Scripture, a revelation from God; an appearance or exhibition of something supernaturally presented to the minds of the prophets, by which they were informed of future events. Such were the visions of Isaiah, of Amos, of Ezekiel, &c.
5.
Something imaginary; the production of fancy.
6.
Any thing which is the object of sight.

Definition 2021


Vision

Vision

See also: vision, visión, and vîsion

German

Noun

Vision f (genitive Vision, plural Visionen)

  1. vision

vision

vision

See also: Vision, visión, and vîsion

English

Noun

vision (countable and uncountable, plural visions)

  1. (uncountable) The sense or ability of sight.
  2. Something seen; an object perceived visually.
    • 1610, William Shakespeare, The Winter's Tale, I. ii. 270:
      For to a vision so apparent rumour / Cannot be mute
    • 1892, James Yoxall, chapter 7, in The Lonely Pyramid:
      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.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of John Locke to this entry?)
  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.

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Verb

vision (third-person singular simple present visions, present participle visioning, simple past and past participle visioned)

  1. (transitive) To imagine something as if it were to be true.
  2. (transitive) To provide with a vision.

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Finnish

Noun

vision

  1. Genitive singular form of visio.

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French

Etymology

From Latin vīsiō, visum, supine of the verb videō.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /viz.jɔ̃/
  • Rhymes: -ɔ̃
  • Homophone: visions

Noun

vision f (plural visions)

  1. vision, sight

Synonyms

  • (ability to see): vue

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Old French

Alternative forms

  • visioun (Anglo-Norman)
  • visiun (Anglo-Norman)

Etymology

Borrowing from Latin vīsiō.

Noun

vision f (oblique plural visions, nominative singular vision, nominative plural visions)

  1. vision (supernatural sensory experience)

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Swedish

Noun

vision c

  1. vision; something imaginary
  2. vision; a (grand) goal or idea

Declension

Inflection of vision 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative vision visionen visioner visionerna
Genitive visions visionens visioners visionernas