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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 vi·sion·ary /ˈvɪʒəˌnɛri/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vi·sion·a·ry a.
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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,