Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The faculty of sight; eyesight: poor vision.
  • n. Something that is or has been seen.
  • n. Unusual competence in discernment or perception; intelligent foresight: a leader of vision.
  • n. The manner in which one sees or conceives of something.
  • n. A mental image produced by the imagination.
  • n. The mystical experience of seeing as if with the eyes the supernatural or a supernatural being.
  • n. A person or thing of extraordinary beauty.
  • transitive v. To see in or as if in a vision; envision.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The sense or ability of sight.
  • n. Something imaginary one thinks one sees.
  • n. An ideal or a goal toward which one aspires.
  • n. A religious or mystical experience of a supernatural appearance.
  • n. A person or thing of extraordinary beauty.
  • v. To imagine something as if it were to be true.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of seeing external objects; actual sight.
  • n. 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.
  • n. That which is seen; an object of sight.
  • n. 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.
  • n. Hence, something unreal or imaginary; a creation of fancy.
  • transitive v. To see in a vision; to dream.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To see as in a vision; perceive by the eye of the intellect or imagination.
  • To present in or as in a vision.
  • n. The act of seeing external objects; sight.
  • n. 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. 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. Anything unreal or imaginary; a mere creation of fancy; a fanciful view.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the ability to see; the visual faculty
  • n. a religious or mystical experience of a supernatural appearance
  • n. a vivid mental image
  • n. the perceptual experience of seeing
  • n. the formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Middle English, from Old French, from Latin vīsiō, vīsiōn-, from vīsus, past participle of vidēre, to see; see weid- in Indo-European roots.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin visio ("vision, seeing"), noun of action from the perfect passive participle visus ("that which is seen"), from the verb videre ("to see") + action noun suffix -io.

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    July 24, 2009

  • We are at

    The Nile's end.

    We are carrying particles

    From every continent, creature, and age.

    It has been raining on the plains

    Of our vision for millions of years.

    - Hafiz, 'The Gift', translated by Daniel Ladinsky.

    October 27, 2008