1. Of or pertaining to a visions or visions; characterized 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.
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.
adj : not practical or realizable; speculative; "airy theories
about socioeconomic improvement"; "visionary schemes
for getting rich" [syn: airy, impractical, Laputan]
n 1: a person given to fanciful speculations and enthusiasms with
little regard for what is actually possible
2: a person with unusual powers of foresight [syn: illusionist,