visionary


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Visionary \Vi"sion*a*ry\, a. [Cf. F. visionnaire.]
   1. Of or pertaining to a visions or visions; characterized
      by, appropriate to, or favorable for, visions.
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            The visionary hour
            When musing midnight reigns.          --Thomson.
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   2. Affected by phantoms; disposed to receive impressions on
      the imagination; given to reverie; apt to receive, and act
      upon, fancies as if they were realities.
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            Or lull to rest the visionary maid.   --Pope.
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   3. Existing in imagination only; not real; fanciful;
      imaginary; having no solid foundation; as, visionary
      prospect; a visionary scheme or project. --Swift.
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   Syn: Fanciful; fantastic; unreal. See Fanciful.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Visionary \Vi"sion*a*ry\, n.; pl. Visionaries.
   1. One whose imagination is disturbed; one who sees visions
      or phantoms.
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   2. One whose imagination overpowers his reason and controls
      his judgment; an unpractical schemer; one who builds
      castles in the air; a daydreamer.
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