AskDefine | Define vision

Dictionary Definition



1 a vivid mental image; "he had a vision of his own death"
2 the ability to see; the faculty of vision [syn: sight, visual sense, visual modality]
3 the perceptual experience of seeing; "the runners emerged from the trees into his clear vision"; "he had a visual sensation of intense light" [syn: visual sensation]
4 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" [syn: imagination, imaginativeness]
5 a religious or mystical experience of a supernatural appearance; "he had a vision of the Virgin Mary"

User Contributed Dictionary



  • , /ˈvɪʒ(ə)n/, /"vIZ(@)n/
  • Rhymes: -ɪʒən


  1. The sense or ability of sight.
  2. Something imaginary one thinks one sees.
    He tried drinking from the pool of water, but realized it was only a vision.
  3. An ideal or a goal toward which one aspires.
    He worked tirelessly toward his vision of world peace.
  4. A religious or mystical experience of a supernatural appearance.
    He had a vision of the Virgin Mary.
  5. A person or thing of extraordinary beauty.


omething imaginary
ideal or goal
a religious or mystical experience
a person or thing


  1. To imagine something as if it were to be true.







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Extensive Definition

Vision most often refers to visual perception, but frequently refers to vision (spirituality) (i.e., inspirational experiences or perceptions believed to come from a deity or other supernatural source).
It may also refer to:



Comics & Art


  • Vision (IRC), an IRC client
  • VisiOn, an early GUI system for the IBM PC from VisiCorp
  • Vision (PMS), a medical records management package from In Practice Systems, UK



See also

vision in Danish: Vision
vision in German: Vision
vision in Spanish: Visión (desambiguación)
vision in French: Vision (homonymie)
vision in Italian: Visione
vision in Japanese: ビジョン
vision in Slovak: Videnie
vision in Albanian: Vizioni

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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