Vis-a-vis meaning

vē'zə-vē'
Vis-à-vis is someone who is face-to-face to another person.

An example of vis-à-vis is a man facing his wife.

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Vis-à-vis is defined as face-to-face with or opposite.

An example of vis-à-vis is a boxer facing their opponent.

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Face to face with; opposite to.
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Compared with.
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In relation to.
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Face to face.
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One that is face to face with or opposite to another.
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A date or an escort, as at a party.
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One that has the same functions and characteristics as another; a counterpart.
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Face to face; opposite.
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Face to face with; opposite.
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In comparison with.
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In relation to; with regard to.
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Origin of vis-a-vis

  • French vis face à to
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition