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Definitions of visionary

  1. a person with unusual powers of foresight Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. One whose imagination is disturbed; one who sees visions or phantoms. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. One whose imagination overpowers his reason and controls his judgment; an unpractical schemer; one who builds castles in the air; a daydreamer. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A person given to unreal imaginings; a dreamer; one to whom the unseen is real; an impractical person. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. One who forms impracticable schemes. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. One given to unpractical or fanciful schemes. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. A theorist; dreamer. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. One whose imagination is idly fertile; one who forms impracticable schemes. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. not practical or realizable; speculative; "airy theories about socioeconomic improvement"; "visionary schemes for getting rich" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. a person given to fanciful speculations and enthusiasms with little regard for what is actually possible Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. Of or pertaining to a visions or visions; characterized by, appropriate to, or favorable for, visions. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Existing in imagination only; not real; fanciful; imaginary; having no solid foundation; as, visionary prospect; a visionary scheme or project. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Affected by visions: existing in imagination only: not real. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. Only imagined; not real; given to imagination or to unpractical schemes. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. Impracticable; dreamy; unreal. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Affected by phantoms or delusions; imaginary; without solid foundation; impracticable. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for visionary

  1. Yet she marvelled too, with inquisitive recognition of the miracle, that the words of the visionary then a beggar, should have been so nearly fulfilled. – The Mormon Prophet by Lily Dougall
  2. Heaven knows it was visionary enough! – Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands by Mary Seacole Commentator: W. H. Russell
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