vision

[vizh-uhn]
noun
1.
the act or power of sensing with the eyes; sight.
2.
the act or power of anticipating that which will or may come to be: prophetic vision; the vision of an entrepreneur.
3.
an experience in which a personage, thing, or event appears vividly or credibly to the mind, although not actually present, often under the influence of a divine or other agency: a heavenly messenger appearing in a vision. Compare hallucination ( def 1 ).
4.
something seen or otherwise perceived during such an experience: The vision revealed its message.
5.
a vivid, imaginative conception or anticipation: visions of wealth and glory.
6.
something seen; an object of sight.
7.
a scene, person, etc., of extraordinary beauty: The sky was a vision of red and pink.
verb (used with object)
9.
to envision: She tried to vision herself in a past century.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English < Latin vīsiōn- (stem of vīsiō) a seeing, view, equivalent to vīs(us), past participle of vidēre to see + -iōn- -ion

visionless, adjective


2. perception, discernment. 4. apparition, phantasm, chimera. See dream.
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vision (ˈvɪʒən)
 
n
1.  the act, faculty, or manner of perceiving with the eye; sight
2.  a.  the image on a television screen
 b.  (as modifier): vision control
3.  the ability or an instance of great perception, esp of future developments: a man of vision
4.  a mystical or religious experience of seeing some supernatural event, person, etc: the vision of St John of the Cross
5.  that which is seen, esp in such a mystical experience
6.  (sometimes plural) a vivid mental image produced by the imagination: he had visions of becoming famous
7.  a person or thing of extraordinary beauty
8.  the stated aims and objectives of a business or other organization
 
vb
9.  (tr) to see or show in or as if in a vision
 
[C13: from Latin vīsiō sight, from vidēre to see]
 
'visionless
 
adj

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Word Origin & History

vision
late 13c., "something seen in the imagination or in the supernatural," from Anglo-Fr. visioun, O.Fr. vision, from L. visionem (nom. visio) "act of seeing, sight, thing seen," from pp. stem of videre "to see," from PIE base *weid- "to know, to see" (cf. Skt. veda "I know;" Avestan vaeda "I know;" Gk.
oida, Doric woida "I know," idein "to see;" O.Ir. fis "vision," find "white," i.e. "clearly seen," fiuss "knowledge;" Welsh gwyn, Gaulish vindos, Breton gwenn "white;" Goth., O.Swed., O.E. witan "to know;" Goth. weitan "to see;" Eng. wise, Ger. wissen "to know;" Lith. vysti "to see;" Bulg. vidya "I see;" Pol. widzieć "to see," wiedzieć "to know;" Rus. videt' "to see," vest' "news," O.Russ. vedat' "to know"). The meaning "sense of sight" is first recorded late 15c. Meaning "statesman-like foresight, political sagacity" is attested from 1926.
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Medical Dictionary

vision vi·sion (vĭzh'ən)
n.

  1. The faculty of sight; eyesight.

  2. The manner in which an individual sees or conceives of something.

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Bible Dictionary

Vision definition


(Luke 1:22), a vivid apparition, not a dream (comp. Luke 24:23; Acts 26:19; 2 Cor. 12:1).

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Example sentences
Vision in the affected eye or eyes slowly gets worse.
The researchers could cancel out vision of one eye's image by presenting a
  specific high contrast image to the other eye.
My other eye is free to see ahead of me, and my peripheral vision out of both
  eyes is clear.
His vision is fading, and he is talking about getting contacts or having laser
  surgery on his eyes.
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