(Vi*sé") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Viséed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Viséing.] To examine and indorse, as a passport; to
(||Vish"nu) n. [Skr. Vishu, from vish to pervade., to extend through nature.] (Hindu Myth.)
A divinity of the modern Hindu trimurti, or trinity. He is regarded as the preserver, while Brahma is the
creator, and Siva the destroyer of the creation.
(Vis`i*bil"i*ty) n. [L. visibilitas: cf. F. visibilité.] The quality or state of being visible.
(Vis"i*ble) a. [L. visibilis, fr. videre, visum, to see: cf. F. visible. See Vision.]
1. Perceivable by the eye; capable of being seen; perceptible; in view; as, a visible star; the least spot is
visible on white paper.
Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.Bk. of Com. Prayer.
Virtue made visible in outward grace.Young.
2. Noticeable; apparent; open; conspicuous. Shak.
The factions at court were greater, or more visible, than before.Clarendon. Visible church (Theol.), the apparent church of Christ on earth; the whole body of professed believers
in Christ, as contradistinguished from the invisible, or real, church, consisting of sanctified persons.
Visible horizon. Same as Apparent horizon, under Apparent.
Vis"i*ble*ness, n. Vis"i*bly, adv.
(Vis"i*goth) n. [L. Visegothae, pl. Cf. West, and Goth.] One of the West Goths. See the
Note under Goth. Vis`i*goth"ic a.
(Vi"sion) n. [OE. visioun, F. vision, fr. L. visio, from videre, visum, to see: akin to Gr. to see, I
know, and E. wit. See Wit, v., and cf. Advice, Clairvoyant, Envy, Evident, Provide, Revise, Survey,
View, Visage, Visit.]
1. The act of seeing external objects; actual sight.
Faith here is turned into vision there.Hammond.
2. (Physiol.) The faculty of seeing; sight; one of the five senses, by which colors and the physical qualities
of external objects are appreciated as a result of the stimulating action of light on the sensitive retina, an
expansion of the optic nerve.
3. That which is seen; an object of sight. Shak.
4. Especially, that which is seen otherwise than by the ordinary sight, or the rational eye; a supernatural,
prophetic, or imaginary sight; an apparition; a phantom; a specter; as, the visions of Isaiah.
The baseless fabric of this vision.Shak.
No dreams, but visions strange.Sir P. Sidney.
5. Hence, something unreal or imaginary; a creation of fancy. Locke.
Arc of vision (Astron.), the arc which measures the least distance from the sun at which, when the
sun is below the horizon, a star or planet emerging from his rays becomes visible. Beatific vision
(Theol.), the immediate sight of God in heaven. Direct vision (Opt.), vision when the image of the