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Definitions of visionary

  1. not practical or realizable; speculative; "airy theories about socioeconomic improvement"; "visionary schemes for getting rich" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a person with unusual powers of foresight Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a person given to fanciful speculations and enthusiasms with little regard for what is actually possible Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. Of or pertaining to a visions or visions; characterized by, appropriate to, or favorable for, visions. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Affected by phantoms; disposed to receive impressions on the imagination; given to reverie; apt to receive, and act upon, fancies as if they were realities. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Existing in imagination only; not real; fanciful; imaginary; having no solid foundation; as, visionary prospect; a visionary scheme or project. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. One whose imagination is disturbed; one who sees visions or phantoms. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. 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
  9. Existing only in the imagination; fantastic; imaginative; dreamy; impracticable; as, a visionary undertaking. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. 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.
  11. Affected by visions: existing in imagination only: not real. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. One who forms impracticable schemes. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. One given to unpractical or fanciful schemes. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  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. A theorist; dreamer. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Affected by phantoms; disposed to receive fanciful impressions as realities; imaginary; existing in imagination only; not real. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. One who is visionary; one who forms impracticable schemes; one who is confident of the success of an idle project. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. Given to seeing visions or to indulging in fanciful theories; existing only in a vision or in the imagination, imaginary, fanciful, unpractical; (n., also visionist n.) v. person. Hence or cogn. visional a., visionally adv., visionariness n. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  22. n. [French] One whose imagination is disturbed;—one who forms impracticable schemes. Cabinet Dictionary
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