- vi|sionW2S3 [ˈvıʒən] n[Date: 1200-1300; : Old French; Origin: Latin visio, from visus, past participle of videre 'to see']1.) [U]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 visiontwenty-twenty/20-20 vision(=the ability to see perfectly)night vision(=the ability to see when it is dark)2.) [U]the area that you can see▪ a figure at the edge of her visionsb'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.)an idea of what you think something should be likevision 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 country4.) have visions of sthif 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.)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.) [U]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 vision7.) a vision of beauty/loveliness etcliterary someone who is very beautiful8.) [U]the quality of a picture that you can see on a television
Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.