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Meaning of “visionary” in the English Dictionary

"visionary" in British English

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visionarynoun [C]

uk   /ˈvɪʒ.ən.ri/  us   /-er.i/

visionary noun [C] (RELIGIOUS)

a ​person who has a ​religious or ​spiritualexperience in which they ​see a ​holyperson who is not ​living or they ​see a ​holyevent that cannot be ​explainedscientifically

visionary noun [C] (ABLE TO IMAGINE THE FUTURE)

a ​person who has the ​ability to ​imagine how a ​country, ​society, ​industry, etc. will ​develop in the ​future and to ​plan in a ​suitable way

visionaryadjective

uk   /ˈvɪʒ.ən.ri/  us   /-er.i/

visionary adjective (ABLE TO IMAGINE THE FUTURE)

with the ​ability to ​imagine how a ​country, ​society, ​industry, etc. will ​develop in the ​future: a visionary ​author visionary ​thinking

visionary adjective (RELIGIOUS)

relating to a ​religiousvision
(Definition of visionary from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"visionary" in American English

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visionarynoun [C]

 us   /ˈvɪʒ·əˌner·i/
a ​person who is ​able to ​imagine how a ​country, ​society, ​industry, etc., will or should ​develop in the ​future and to ​plan in a ​suitable way: She was a ​socialreformer, a ​true visionary.
(Definition of visionary from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"visionary" in Business English

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visionarynoun [C]

uk   /ˈvɪʒənri/  us   /ˈvɪʒəneri/ (plural visionaries)
a ​person who has the ​ability to imagine how something will ​develop in the future: He's perhaps the pre-eminent visionary in the ​area of ​directmarketing.

visionaryadjective

uk   /ˈvɪʒənri/  us   /ˈvɪʒəneri/
having the ​ability to imagine how something will ​develop in the future: She has ​long been ​recognized as a visionary ​leader in the ​greentechnologysector.
(Definition of visionary from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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