I. adjective Date: 1648 1. a. of the nature of a vision ; illusory b. incapable of being realized or achieved ; utopian <
a visionary scheme
c. existing only in imagination ; unreal 2. a. able or likely to see visions b. disposed to reverie or imagining ; dreamy 3. of, relating to, or characterized by visions or the power of vision 4. having or marked by foresight and imagination <
a visionary leader
a visionary invention
Synonyms: see imaginaryvisionariness noun II. noun (plural -aries) Date: 1702 1. one whose ideas or projects are impractical ; dreamer 2. one who sees visions ; seer 3. one having unusual foresight and imagination <
a visionary in the computer industry

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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