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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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'Visionary' example sentence in quotations


* 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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Visionary Sample Sentences in News


  • Calabrio Recognized as Sole Visionary in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Customer Engagement Center Workforce Optimization
    MINNEAPOLIS -- via PRWEB - For the third year in a row, Calabrio, a leading provider of contact center workforce optimization (WFO) and analytics software, today was proud to be positioned as the only ... Read more on this news related to 'Visionary'
  • Tintri Named a Visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for General-Purpose Disk Arrays
    Tintri Inc., the leading producer of smart storage for virtualization and cloud environments, today announced it has been named a "Visionary" in Gartner Inc.'s 2014 Magic Quadrant for General-Purpose ... Read more on this news related to 'Visionary'
  • Jeff Knott Wins Mortgage Technology's 2014 Steve Fraser Visionary Award
    ATLANTA, Nov. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Equifax Inc. (EFX), a global information solutions company, announced that Jeff Knott, assistant vice president of Product Management, received Mortgage Technology Magazine's 2014 "Steve Fraser Visionary" Award for his accomplishments as an outstanding mortgage technology innovator, visionary and evangelizer. &q Read more on this news related to 'Visionary'

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