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From Middle English visioun, from Anglo-Norman visioun, from Old French vision, from Latin vīsiō (“vision, seeing”), noun of action from the perfect passive participle visus (“that which is seen”), from the verb videō (“I see”) + action noun suffix -iō.
- (uncountable) The sense or ability of sight.
- (countable) Something seen; an object perceived visually.
- c. 1610–1611, William Shakespeare, “The VVinters Tale”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, (please specify the act number in uppercase Roman numerals):, [Act I, scene ii]:
- […] For to a Viſion ſo apparant, Rumor / Cannot be mute […]
- (countable) Something imaginary one thinks one sees.
- He tried drinking from the pool of water, but realized it was only a vision.
- (countable, by extension) Something unreal or imaginary; a creation of fancy.
- 1690, John Locke, “Of our Knowledge of the Existence of other Things”, in An Essay concerning Human Understanding, volume II, London: A. Bettesworth et al., published 1735, book III, page 250:
- For having the Idea of any thing in our Mind, no more proves the Exiſtence of that Thing, than the Picture of a Man evidences his being in the World, or the Viſions of a Dream make thereby a true Hiſtory.
- (countable) An ideal or a goal toward which one aspires.
- He worked tirelessly toward his vision of world peace.
- (countable) A religious or mystical experience of a supernatural appearance.
- He had a vision of the Virgin Mary.
- (countable) A person or thing of extraordinary beauty.
- (uncountable) Pre-recorded film or tape; footage.
- (ability): sight, eyesight, view, perception
- (something imaginary): apparition, hallucination, mirage
- (ideal or goal): dream, desire, aspiration, fantasy
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- (imagine): envision
- Genitive singular form of visio.
vision f (plural visions)
- (ability to see): vue
- “vision” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
- Alternative form of
- vision (supernatural sensory experience)
- Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (vision, supplement)
- visiun on the Anglo-Norman On-Line Hub
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