Borrowing from Anglo-Norman , from visioun Old French , from vision 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. Something seen; an object perceived visually.
1610, William Shakespeare, , I. ii. 270:
The Winter's Tale 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!
( countable ) Something imaginary one thinks one sees.
He tried drinking from the pool of water, but realized it was only a vision.
( by extension ) Something unreal or imaginary; a creation of fancy.
(Can we find and add a quotation of John Locke to this entry?)
( 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.
Derived terms Edit
Terms derived from
sense or ability of sight
رُؤْيَة f ( ruʾya ) Armenian:
տեսողություն (hy) ( tesołutʿyun ) Asturian:
vista (ast) , f visión f Belarusian:
зрок m ( zrok ) Bulgarian:
зре́ние (bg) n ( zrénie ) Catalan:
vista (ca) , f visió f Cherokee:
ᎠᎪᏩᏛᏗ ( agowadvdi ) Chinese:
視力 , (zh) 视力 (zh) ( shìlì ), 視覺 , (zh) 视觉 (zh) ( shìjué ), 眼力 (zh) ( yǎnlì ) Czech:
zrak (cs) , m vidění n Dutch:
zicht (nl) , n gezichtsvermogen (nl) n Estonian:
näkö , (fi) , näkökyky näköaisti (fi) French:
vision (fr) , f vue (fr) f Galician:
vista , f visión f Georgian:
მხედველობა ( mxedveloba ) German:
Sicht (de) , f Sehkraft (de) f Greek:
όραση (el) f ( órasi ) Indonesian:
penglihatan , (id) visi (id) Italian:
vista (it) f Japanese:
視覚 (ja) ( しかく, shikaku ) Korean:
시력 (ko) ( siryeok ), 시각 (ko) ( sigak ) Latgalian:
something imaginary one thinks one sees
a religious or mystical experience
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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 provide with a vision.
Derived terms Edit
Genitive singular form of . visio Old French Edit
; something imaginary vision
; a (grand) goal or idea vision