Definition of "visionary" []

  • Characterized by vision or foresight. (adjective)
  • Having the nature of fantasies or dreams; illusory. (adjective)
  • Existing in imagination only; imaginary. (adjective)
  • Characterized by or given to apparitions, prophecies, or revelations. (adjective)
  • Given to daydreams or reverie; dreamy. (adjective)
  • Marked by vision or foresight (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Incapable of being realized or effected; unrealistic (adjective)
  • (of people) characterized by idealistic or radical ideas, esp impractical ones (adjective)
  • Given to having visions (adjective)
  • Of, of the nature of, or seen in visions (adjective)
  • A visionary person (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "visionary" in a sentence
  • "The word visionary doesn't begin to scratch the surface."
  • "DOBBS: The White House, says President Bush tonight, will announce what they call visionary proposals to deal with our illegal immigration and border security crises."
  • "And the bloodbath and stabilizing stages lead to what I call the visionary stage."