Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: Latin visio, from visus, past participle of videre 'to see'


vi‧sion S3 W2
1 [uncountable] ability to see [= sight]:
She suffered temporary loss of vision after being struck on the head.
Tears blurred her vision (=made it difficult for her to see).
good/normal/poor etc vision
children who are born with poor vision
twenty-twenty/20-20 vision (=the ability to see perfectly)
night vision (=the ability to see when it is dark)
2 [uncountable] the area that you can see:
a figure at the edge of her vision
somebody's field/line of vision (=the area someone is able to see without turning their head)
As the cars overtake you, they are temporarily outside your field of vision.
3 [countable] an idea of what you think something should be like
vision of
He had a clear vision of how he hoped the company would develop.
vision for
The President outlined his vision for the future.
grand/powerful/original etc vision
a grand vision for the country

have visions of something

if you have visions of something happening, especially something bad, you imagine it happening:
I had visions of the kids getting lost and getting abducted by some weirdo.
5 [countable] something that you seem to see as part of a powerful religious experience:
She had a vision in which Jesus appeared before her.
in a vision
He became a monk after seeing Saint Apollinaris in a vision.
6 [uncountable] the knowledge and imagination that are needed in planning for the future with a clear purpose:
We need a leader with vision and strong principles.
his enthusiasm and breadth of vision

a vision of beauty/loveliness etc

literary someone who is very beautiful
8 [uncountable] the quality of a picture that you can see on a television

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