visor definition by Webster's New World
- in armor, a movable part of a helmet, that could be lowered to cover the upper part of the face, with slits for seeing
- a movable section, made usually of safety glass, that is part of a protective head covering, as for welders
- a mask, as for disguise
- the projecting front brim of a cap, for shading the eyes
- any of certain other shades for the eyes, as an eyeshade
- a movable shade fastened above the windshield inside a motor vehicle, for shading the eyes
Origin: Middle English visere ; from Anglo-French viser ; from Old French visiere ; from vis, a face: see visage
- visored adjective
visor definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A piece projecting from the front of a cap or an elastic headband to shade or protect the eyes.
- A fixed or movable shield against glare attached above the windshield of an automotive vehicle.
- The front piece of the helmet of a suit of armor, capable of being raised and lowered and designed to protect the eyes, nose, and forehead.
- A means of concealment or disguise; a mask.
Origin: Alteration of Middle English viser, from Anglo-Norman, from vis, face, from Latin vīsus, appearance; see visage.
visor - Computer Definition
An electronic PDA originally from Handspring, Mountain View, CA (www.handspring.com) that was introduced in 1999 by the people who invented and marketed the PalmPilot. Based on the Palm OS, it was the first handheld to use the USB interface. Later retired, but still supported, Visor can be expanded via its Springboard expansion slot to accommodate hardware and software modules for such applications as business software, games, GPS systems, MP3 players and digital cameras. In 2003, Handspring was acquired by Palm, Inc. and, for a time, the merged company was renamed palmOne, Inc. In 2005, it switched back to Palm, Inc. For more information, visit www.palm.com.