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Meaning of visionary

vi•sion•ar•y

Pronunciation: (vizh'u-ner"ē), [key]
— adj., n., pl. -ar•ies.
—adj.
  1. given to or characterized by fanciful, not presently workable, or unpractical ideas, views, or schemes: a visionary enthusiast.
  2. given to or concerned with seeing visions.
  3. belonging to or seen in a vision.
  4. unreal; imaginary: visionary evils.
  5. purely idealistic or speculative; impractical; unrealizable: a visionary scheme.
  6. of, pertaining to, or proper to a vision.
—n.
  1. a person of unusually keen foresight.
  2. a person who sees visions.
  3. a person who is given to audacious, highly speculative, or impractical ideas or schemes; dreamer.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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