Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of VISION

Pronunciation:  'vizhun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  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. [n]  the ability to see; the faculty of vision
  3. [n]  the perceptual experience of seeing; "the runners emerged from the trees into his clear vision"; "he had a visual sensation of intense light"
  4. [n]  a vivid mental image; "he had a vision of his own death"
  5. [n]  a religious or mystical experience of a supernatural appearance; "he had a vision of the Virgin Mary"

VISION is a 6 letter word that starts with V.


 Synonyms: imagination, imaginativeness, sight, visual modality, visual sensation, visual sense
 See Also: achromatic vision, acuity, binocular vision, central vision, chromatic vision, color vision, creativeness, creativity, daylight vision, distance vision, dream, dreaming, experience, exteroception, eyesight, fancy, fantasy, imagery, imaging, mental imagery, modality, monocular vision, near vision, night vision, night-sight, peripheral vision, phantasy, photopic vision, prevision, retrovision, scotopic vision, seeing, sensation, sense datum, sense experience, sense impression, sense modality, sensory system, sharp-sightedness, sightedness, trichromacy, twilight vision, visual acuity



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Vi"sion\, n. [OE. visioun, F. vision, fr. L. visio, from
    videre, visum, to see: akin to Gr. ? to see, ? I know, and E.
    wit. See {Wit}, v., and cf. {Advice}, {Clairvoyant}, {Envy},
    {Evident}, {Provide}, {Revise}, {Survey}, {View}, {Visage},
    1. The act of seeing external objects; actual sight.
             Faith here is turned into vision there. --Hammond.
    2. (Physiol.) 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.
    3. That which is seen; an object of sight. --Shak.
    4. 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.
             The baseless fabric of this vision.   --Shak.
             No dreams, but visions strange.       --Sir P.
    5. Hence, something unreal or imaginary; a creation of fancy.
    {Arc of vision} (Astron.), the arc which measures the least
       distance from the sun at which, when the sun is below the
       horizon, a star or planet emerging from his rays becomes
    {Beatific vision} (Theol.), the immediate sight of God in
    {Direct vision} (Opt.), vision when the image of the object
       falls directly on the yellow spot (see under {Yellow});
       also, vision by means of rays which are not deviated from
       their original direction.
    {Field of vision}, field of view. See under {Field}.
    {Indirect vision} (Opt.), vision when the rays of light from
       an object fall upon the peripheral parts of the retina.
    {Reflected vision}, or {Refracted vision}, vision by rays
       reflected from mirrors, or refracted by lenses or prisms,
    {Vision purple}. (Physiol.) See {Visual purple}, under
  2. \Vi"sion\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Visioned}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Visioning}.]
    To see in a vision; to dream.
          For them no visioned terrors daunt, Their nights no
          fancied specters haunt.                  --Sir W.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that your vision is obstructed means that you are having difficulties and errors in judgment. Seeing strange visions in your dream indicates misfortune and illness.
Easton Bible Dictionary

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