• WordNet 3.6
    • n vision the formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses "popular imagination created a world of demons","imagination reveals what the world could be"
    • n vision the ability to see; the visual faculty
    • n vision the perceptual experience of seeing "the runners emerged from the trees into his clear vision","he had a visual sensation of intense light"
    • n vision a vivid mental image "he had a vision of his own death"
    • n vision a religious or mystical experience of a supernatural appearance "he had a vision of the Virgin Mary"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Aeneas approaches Helen and sees a vision of the gods Aeneas approaches Helen and sees a vision of the gods

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Females have a wider peripheral vision than males.
    • Vision Especially, that which is seen otherwise than by the ordinary sight, or the rational eye; a supernatural, prophetic, or imaginary sight; an apparition; a phantom; a specter; as, the visions of Isaiah. "The baseless fabric of this vision .""No dreams, but visions strange."
    • Vision Hence, something unreal or imaginary; a creation of fancy.
    • Vision That which is seen; an object of sight.
    • Vision The act of seeing external objects; actual sight. "Faith here is turned into vision there."
    • Vision (Physiol) The faculty of seeing; sight; one of the five senses, by which colors and the physical qualities of external objects are appreciated as a result of the stimulating action of light on the sensitive retina, an expansion of the optic nerve.
    • v. t Vision To see in a vision; to dream. "For them no visioned terrors daunt,
      Their nights no fancied specters haunt."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: If you go blind in one eye, you only lose about one fifth of your vision, but all your sense of depth.
    • n vision The act of seeing external objects; sight.
    • n vision The faculty that perceives the luminosity, color, form, and relative size of objects; that sense whose organ is the eye; by extension, an analogous mental power. As noting one of the five special senses of the body, vision is correlated with olfaction, audition, gustation, and taction. See sight.
    • n vision That which is seen; an object of sight; specifically, a supernatural or prophetic appearance; something seen in a dream, ecstasy, trance, or the like; also, an imaginary appearance; an apparition; a phantom.
    • n vision Anything unreal or imaginary; a mere creation of fancy; a fanciful view.
    • vision To see as in a vision; perceive by the eye of the intellect or imagination.
    • vision To present in or as in a vision.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The word Assassin is derived from a Middle Eastern religious and political sect known as Hashishins. The name means 'hashish smoker'which refers to the practice of taking hashish to induce visions of ecstacy before murdering their enemies as their religious duty. They were very good at what they did.
    • n Vision vizh′un the act or sense of seeing: sight: anything seen: anything imagined to be seen: a divine revelation: an apparition: anything imaginary
    • v.t Vision to see as a vision: to present as in a vision
    • n Vision (Scot.) a close look at anything
    • n Vision one who sees visions: one who forms impracticable schemes
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  • George Washington Carver
    George Washington Carver
    “Where there is no vision, there is no hope.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Love may be blind but jealousy has 20-20 vision.”
  • Henry Kissinger
    “Leaders must invoke an alchemy of great vision.”
  • Betty Grable
    Betty Grable
    “The woman's vision is deep reaching, the man's far reaching. With the man the world is his heart, with the woman the heart is her world.”
  • Joel A. Barker
    Joel A. Barker
    “Your successful past will block your visions of the future.”
  • Robertson Davies
    “Nothing is so easy to fake as the inner vision.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. visioun, F. vision, fr. L. visio, from videre, visum, to see: akin to Gr. to see, I know, and E. wit,. See Wit (v.), and cf. Advice Clairvoyant Envy Evident Provide Revise Survey View Visage Visit


In literature:

The experiences of the last few days pass before his vision.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
This is the content of the League's vision of action.
"The Ghost in the White House" by Gerald Stanley Lee
Then in some vision of the night, whose darkness helped hold back the lower earth lights, God has looked a man in the face once again.
"Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation" by S. D. Gordon
It is good to return to the haunts of early vision.
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
She had a rapturous vision of what it might be to have the old house open, and to see Nancy Brooks and her son Richard coming in and out.
"Mistress Anne" by Temple Bailey
I passed hours in that vision.
"The Works of Lord Byron" by Lord Byron
The vision was an ordinary monkish vision, bred of fasting and fanatical ideas.
"Romola" by George Eliot
Now his very soul stood blinded by the splendour of the vision before him.
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
This vision presented to him a white object, with rays emanating from it.
"The Autobiography of St. Ignatius" by Saint Ignatius Loyola
No object within the range of vision is passed with indifference.
"The Wild Man of the West" by R.M. Ballantyne

In poetry:

Like a fancy. To your sad heart
It would seem
That my vision passed and prayed you,
Or my dream.
"The Room's Width" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
The lion remembers the forest,
The lion in chains;
To the bird that is captive a vision
Of woodland remains.
"Captivity" by Amy Levy
Hear what the Lord in vision said,
And made his mercy known:
"Sinners, behold your help is laid
On my Almighty Son.
"Psalm 89 part 4" by Isaac Watts
Now the lover clasps his maid,
Wishes by a vision paid;
Now the maiden yields her charms
To the lover's anxious arms:
"Queen Mab And Her Fats" by Charlotte Dacre
Thou art to him the vision fair
Of all he once had hoped to be;
What wonder, then, that in despair
His longing glances follow thee?
"On The Promenade" by John Lawson Stoddard
Vision unto vision calleth,
While the young child dreameth on.
Fair, O dreamer, thee befalleth
With the glory thou hast won!
Darker wert thou in the garden, yestermorn, by summer sun.
"A Child Asleep" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

In news:

Doug Ford's blurry " backroom vision".
Bandleader 's Vision For The Blind.
Jill Pasternak spoke with Mr Hampson about his vision to create an American music radio series.
Blackfoot Confederacy, Elders' Vision, Tribal Radio's Friday Featured CD, September 14th.
A vision of the future from 1899.
49ers quarterback Alex Smith threw TD pass with blurred vision before leaving with concussion.
Tucson News NowAlex Smith threw TD pass with blurred vision.
SANTA CLARA, Calif (AP) — San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith threw a 14-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter of Sunday's 24-24 tie against the Rams while playing with blurred vision before coming out with a concussion.
Barstow's Blurred Vision wins at tourney.
Clearly, my super-vision has blurred .
Father Time snuck up behind me, hit me with a hammer and stole my super-vision.
Seeing more than just blurred vision in your eye exam.
Unlocking Obama's Economic Vision (Spoiler: It's Blurry ).
Vision of the future seen in bionic contact lens .
Are you ready to write God's vision for your life.

In science:

Snyder, F. W., and Pronko, N. H. (1952). Vision with spatial inversion.
Combining Research Methods and Results from Psychology and Physics in the Investigation of Quantum Mechanics
Accordingly, the current vision sees CMS computing as an activity that is performed on the “CMS Data Grid System” whose properties have been described in considerable detail .
CMS Data Analysis: Current Status and Future Strategy
We have to notice that this vision of complexity emerges from the dynamic approach of Ref. extended to the case where long-range correlation and memory are present.
From Knowledge, Knowability and the Search for Objective Randomness to a New Vision of Complexity
This study proposes the usefulness of individualized text filtering for image enhancement in digitally based viewing devices for the low vision group.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
Bohr’s vision of ordinary Dirichlet series; old and new results, J.
On the Supremum of Random Dirichlet Polynomials