visionary

You've got big ideas. Crazy ideas. But forward-thinking ideas — ideas that just might change the way the world works. You're considered a visionary.

Visionaries are ahead of their time, always thinking creatively. You could say that a visionary can envision what the future holds and come up with solutions that fit that picture. Those wild ideas aren't always met with appreciation though. Skeptics think that visionaries aren't grounded in reality. And usually the visionaries tell them to stop being so shortsighted!

Definitions of visionary
  1. noun
    a person with unusual powers of foresight
    synonyms: illusionist, seer
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    examples:
    Cassandra
    (Greek mythology) a prophetess in Troy during the Trojan War whose predictions were true but were never believed
    Michel de Notredame
    French astrologer who wrote cryptic predictions whose interpretations are still being debated (1503-1566)
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    anticipant, anticipator
    one who anticipates
    diviner
    someone who claims to discover hidden knowledge with the aid of supernatural powers
    fantast, futurist
    someone who predicts the future
    forecaster, predictor, prognosticator, soothsayer
    someone who makes predictions of the future (usually on the basis of special knowledge)
    astrologer, astrologist
    someone who predicts the future by the positions of the planets and sun and Moon
    fortune teller, fortuneteller
    a person who foretells your personal future
    geomancer
    one who practices geomancy
    hydromancer
    one who practices hydromancy
    lithomancer
    one who practices lithomancy
    necromancer
    one who practices divination by conjuring up the dead
    oneiromancer
    someone who divines through the interpretation of dreams
    onomancer
    one who practices onomancy
    oracle, prophesier, prophet, seer, vaticinator
    an authoritative person who divines the future
    pyromancer
    one who practices pyromancy
    dowser, rhabdomancer, water witch
    someone who uses a divining rod to find underground water
    type of:
    intellect, intellectual
    a person who uses the mind creatively
  2. noun
    a person given to fanciful speculations and enthusiasms with little regard for what is actually possible
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    types:
    dreamer, idealist
    someone guided more by ideals than by practical considerations
    Don Quixote
    any impractical idealist (after Cervantes' hero)
    romantic
    a soulful or amorous idealist
    type of:
    individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul
    a human being
  3. adjective
    not practical or realizable; speculative
    visionary schemes for getting rich”
    synonyms: Laputan, airy, impractical, windy
    utopian
    characterized by or aspiring to impracticable perfection
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