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Visionary


VI'SIONARY, adjective

1. Affected by phantoms; disposed to receive impressions on the imagination.

Or lull to rest the visionary maid.

2. Imaginary; existing in imagination only; not real; having no solid foundation; as a visionary prospect; a visionary scheme or project.

VI'SIONARY, noun

1. One whose imagination is disturbed.

2. One who forms impracticable schemes; one who is confident of success in a project which others perceive to be idle and fanciful. [Visionist, in a like sense, is not used.]