vision

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See also: Vision, visión, and vîsion

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing 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.

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vision (countable and uncountable, plural visions)

  1. (uncountable) The sense or ability of sight.
  2. (countable) Something seen; an object perceived visually.
    • 1610, William Shakespeare, The Winter’s Tale, [Act I, scene ii]:
      [] For to a Viſion ſo apparant, Rumor / 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. (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.
  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.
  8. (uncountable) Pre-recorded film or tape; footage.

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Verb[edit]

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[edit]

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vision

  1. Genitive singular form of visio.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin vīsiō, from videō (whence voir).

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vision f (plural visions)

  1. vision, sight

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  • (ability to see): vue

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin vīsiō.

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

  1. vision (supernatural sensory experience)

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Noun[edit]

vision c

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

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