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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈvɪʒn̩(ə)ɹi/
Audio (Southern England) (file)
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈvɪʒəˌnɛɹi/
- Hyphenation: vi‧sion‧ar‧y
- having vision or foresight
- imaginary or illusory
- 1834, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Francesca Carrara, volume 2, page 291:
- To many, the visionary hope which is born of the imagination may seem the very mockery of nothing. We cannot imagine what we have never experienced.
- 1836, Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers:
- Here Mr. Jackson smiled once more upon the company; and, applying his left thumb to the tip of his nose, worked a visionary coffee-mill with his right hand, thereby performing a very graceful piece of pantomime (then much in vogue, but now, unhappily, almost obsolete) which was familiarly denominated taking a grinder.
- prophetic or revelatory
- idealistic or utopian
- a visionary scheme or project
- c. 1712, Jonathan Swift, “A Proposal for Correcting, Improving and Ascertaining the English Tongue”, in The Works of J.S., volume I, Dublin: George Faulkner, published 1735, page 187:
- I confeſs, the Merit of this Candour and Condeſcenſion is very much leſſened ; becauſe your Lordſhip hardly leaves us Room to offer our good Wiſhes ; removing all our Difficulties, and ſupplying our Wants, faſter than the moſt viſionary Projector can adjuſt his Schemes.
having vision or foresight
imaginary or illusory
prophetic or revelatory
idealistic or utopian
visionary (plural visionaries)
- Someone who has visions; a seer.
- An impractical dreamer.
- Someone who has positive ideas about the future.
someone who has visions
someone who has positive ideas for the future