vis-à-vis


1vis–à–vis

preposition \ˈvēz-ə-ˈvē, ˌvēs- also -ä-ˈvē\

Definition of VIS-À-VIS

1
:  face-to-face with
2
:  in relation to
3
:  as compared with

Origin of VIS-À-VIS

French, literally, face-to-face
First Known Use: 1755

2vis–à–vis

noun
plural vis–à–vis \-ə-ˈvē(z), -ä-\

Definition of VIS-À-VIS

1
:  one that is face-to-face with another
2
a :  escort, date
b :  counterpart

First Known Use of VIS-À-VIS

circa 1757

3vis–à–vis

adverb

Definition of VIS-À-VIS

:  in company :  together

First Known Use of VIS-À-VIS

1760

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