Definitions of vision

  1. 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"
  2. the ability to see; the faculty of vision
  3. a religious or mystical experience of a supernatural appearance; " he had a vision of the Virgin Mary"
  4. a vivid mental image; " he had a vision of his own death"
  5. The act of seeing external objects; actual sight.
  6. 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.
  7. That which is seen; an object of sight.
  8. 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.
  9. Hence, something unreal or imaginary; a creation of fancy.
  10. To see in a vision; to dream.
  11. The act of seeing; sense of sight; extent of power to see, physically or mentally; as, a man of broad vision; something seen, especially with the mind's eye; a supernatural appearance; spiritual perception of the actually unseen.
  12. The act or sense of seeing: sight: anything seen: anything imagined to be seen: a divine revelation: an apparition: anything imaginary.
  13. Act or sense of seeing; anything seen; imaginary sight; apparition; anything imaginary.
  14. The sense of sight; act of seeing.
  15. Something seen; an apparition; dream; fantasy; specifically, an inspired revelation.
  16. The act of seeing external objects; actual sight; the faculty of seeing; sight; an object of sight; something seen in imagination only; an apparition; a phantom; something imaginary; a revelation from God.
  17. The power or faculty of seeing; perception of external objects; something imagined to be seen; an apparition; a revelation from God; that which is the object of sight.

Usage examples for vision

  1. I am quite convinced that such an ideal little creature has, about the man she dreams of for her husband, a vision of someone quite different from you. – Bijou by Gyp
  2. And now, all at once, it turned, swept into a region of light, and faced a mighty vision. – Atlantis by Gerhart Hauptmann
  3. When I say no one, of course I mean no clearthinking person of vision with his feet on the ground who didnt go deliberately out of his way to look for the dark side of things. – Greener Than You Think by Ward Moore
  4. She was sleeping there within this dim vision of land. – Romance by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  5. Before his eyes was the vision of that little cabin. – The Slave Of The Lamp by Henry Seton Merriman
  6. Did she see with her child vision the face of death? – First Fam'lies of the Sierras by Joaquin Miller
  7. He had a vision of great things, too. – The Reclaimers by Margaret Hill McCarter
  8. But during the time that the vision lasted, sometimes for days, or a little previous to that time, his soul was violently agitated by a thought that brought him no little uneasiness. – The Autobiography of St. Ignatius by Saint Ignatius Loyola
  9. Mr. Triggs looked at the exquisite little vision before him in surprise and admiration. – Patricia Brent, Spinster by Herbert Jenkins
  10. The vision appeared to be troubled. – Brain Twister by Gordon Randall Garrett Laurence Mark Janifer
  11. " I am Mr Hesketh's niece," began this wholly unexpected vision of beauty. – Harley Greenoak's Charge by Bertram Mitford
  12. Did you meet him in a vision, or did you actually see him, touch his hand, and hear the sound of his feet? – Autobiography of a YOGI by Paramhansa Yogananda
  13. For in the latter's clear eyes he beheld, as it were, a vision of that other son, Norine's ill- fated child, who had been cast into the unknown. – Fruitfulness Fecondite by Emile Zola
  14. Now, though all this vision, or whatever you may please to call it, seemed brief enough, it took longer than the telling, for Messer Dante told me that the next thing he knew was that he heard my voice calling to him. – The God of Love by Justin Huntly McCarthy
  15. At length there was the vision of a young, happy, rushing figure- rushing straight to Fanny's arms. – The Front Yard by Constance Fenimore Woolson
  16. To be sure, my vision had been slow! – Lady Baltimore by Owen Wister
  17. Every tree and stone served to recall some vision of the past, some walk, or book, or conversation, which at the time he had been hardly conscious of enjoying, but upon which he now looked back with almost melancholy regret. – Amy Herbert by Elizabeth Sewell
  18. How long that vision lasted she could not tell. – A Child's Book of Saints by William Canton
  19. So when King Arthur woke he told his lords and knights that vision, and all agreed to wait the coming of Sir Lancelot. – The Legends Of King Arthur And His Knights by James Knowles
  20. The light which poured out dazzled me for a second or two; but while I stood blinking, under the lamp I had a vision of two girls standing at bay, one behind the other, and the nearer was Denise! – The Red Cockade by Stanley J. Weyman