Visionary

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Visionary Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a person with unusual powers of foresight
  • a person given to fanciful speculations and enthusiasms with little regard for what is actually possible
  • not practical or realizable; speculative; "airy theories about socioeconomic improvement"; "visionary schemes for getting rich"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a person given to fanciful speculations and enthusiasms with little regard for what is actually possible ,
  • a person with unusual powers of foresight

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Visionary Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Defined broadly, a visionary, is one who can envision the future. For some groups, this can involve the supernatural or use of mind-altering drugs.

A visionary state can be achieved via meditation, drugs, lucid dreams, daydreams, or art. One example is Hildegard of Bingen, a 12th century artist/visionary and Catholic saint. Other visionaries in religion are Mohammed (who had a vision of and communed with the Angel Gabriel), St. Bernadette (who had a vision of contact with the Blessed Virgin), and Joseph Smith (who had a vision of contact with the Angel Moroni).



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* The visionary lies to himself, the liar only to others. - Friedrich Nietzsche

* The leader has to be practical and a realist, yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist. - Eric Hoffer


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