object falls directly on the yellow spot (see under Yellow); also, vision by means of rays which are not
deviated from their original direction. Field of vision, field of view. See under Field. Indirect
vision (Opt.), vision when the rays of light from an object fall upon the peripheral parts of the retina.
Reflected vision, or Refracted vision, vision by rays reflected from mirrors, or refracted by lenses
or prisms, respectively. Vision purple. (Physiol.) See Visual purple, under Visual.
(Vi"sion), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Visioned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Visioning.] To see in a vision; to dream.
For them no visioned terrors daunt,Sir W. Scott.
Their nights no fancied specters haunt.
(Vi"sion*al) a. Of or pertaining to a vision.
(Vi"sion*a*ri*ness) n. The quality or state of being 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.
The visionary hourThomson.
When musing midnight reigns.
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.
Or lull to rest the visionary maid.Pope.
3. Existing in imagination only; not real; fanciful; imaginary; having no solid foundation; as, visionary prospect; a
visionary scheme or project. Swift.
Syn. Fanciful; fantastic; unreal. See Fanciful.
(Vi"sion*a*ry), n.; pl. Visionaries
1. One whose imagination is disturbed; one who sees visions or phantoms.
2. One whose imagination overpowers his reason and controls his judgment; an unpractical schemer; one
who builds castles in the air; a daydreamer.
(Vi"sioned) a. Having the power of seeing visions; inspired; also, seen in visions. [R.] Shelley.
(Vi"sion*ist) n. A visionary.
(Vi"sion*less), a. Destitute of vision; sightless.
(Vis"it) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Visited; p. pr. & vb. n. Visiting.] [F. visiter, L. visitare, fr. visere to
go to see, to visit, fr. videre, visum to see. See Vision.]
1. To go or come to see, as for the purpose of friendship, business, curiosity, etc.; to attend; to call upon; as,
the physician visits his patient.
2. Specifically: To go or come to see for inspection, examination, correction of abuses, etc.; to examine,
to inspect; as, a bishop visits his diocese; a superintendent visits persons or works under his charge.
3. (Script.) To come to for the purpose of chastising, rewarding, comforting; to come upon with reward
or retribution; to appear before or judge; as, to visit in mercy; to visit one in wrath.
[God] hath visited and redeemed his people.Like i. 68.