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1. Of or pertaining to a visions or visions; characterised by, appropriate to, or favorable for, visions. The visionary hour When musing midnight reigns. (Thomson)

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.

Synonym: fanciful, fantastic, unreal. See Fanciful.

Origin: Cf. F. Visionnaire.

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.