visionless

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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