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.
vision (countable and uncountable, plural visions)
- (uncountable) The sense or ability of sight.
- (countable) Something seen; an object perceived visually.
- c. 1610–1611 (date written), William Shakespeare, “The Winters Tale”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, (please specify the act number in uppercase Roman numerals, and the scene number in lowercase Roman numerals):, [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!
- (countable) Something imaginary one thinks one sees.
- He tried drinking from the pool of water, but realized it was only a vision.
- 2005, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, David Kessler, On Grief and Grieving, →ISBN, page 107:
- Visitations are a commonly reported afterlife phenomenon. For example, a dying patient has a vision of her mother, who has been dead for twenty years.
- (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
sense or ability of sight
something imaginary one thinks one sees
ideal or goal
religious or mystical experience
person or thing of beauty
footage — see footage
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vision (third-person singular simple present visions, present participle visioning, simple past and past participle visioned)
- (transitive) To imagine something as if it were to be true.
- (transitive) To present as in a vision.
- (transitive) To provide with a vision. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
- (imagine): envision
- → Urdu: ویژن
Borrowed from Latin vīsiōnem, from videō (whence voir).
vision f (plural visions)
- (ability to see): vue
- champ de vision
- vision centrale
- vision du monde
- vision périphérique
- → Turkish: vizyon
- “vision”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
- Alternative form of visioun
vision f (oblique plural visions, nominative singular vision, nominative plural visions)
- 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
vision f (plural vision)
|Declension of vision|