visor

noun
vi·​sor | \ ˈvī-zər How to pronounce visor (audio) \
variants: or less commonly

Definition of visor

1 : the front piece of a helmet especially : a movable upper piece
2a : a projecting front on a cap or headband for shading the eyes
b : a usually movable flat sunshade attached at the top of an automobile windshield
3a : a face mask
b : disguise

Illustration of visor

Illustration of visor

V visor 1

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from visor

visored \ ˈvī-​zərd How to pronounce visored (audio) \ adjective
visorless \ ˈvī-​zər-​ləs How to pronounce visorless (audio) \ adjective

Synonyms for visor

Synonyms

bill, brim, peak

Visit the Thesaurus for More 

Examples of visor in a Sentence

the visor on your baseball cap should provide adequate shade for your eyes

Recent Examples on the Web

Furthermore, Shoei's visor system is completely stable. Alexander George, Popular Mechanics, "How I Found My Favorite Motorcycle Helmet," 9 Nov. 2018 Some wear caps with lighted visors illuminating their faces; others have flashlights and tablets for that purpose. Heidi Waleson, WSJ, "‘The Mile-Long Opera: A Biography of 7 O’Clock’ Review: A Theme-Park Performance," 8 Oct. 2018 See, floppy sunhats may have dominated your feed this far, but retro visors are, suddenly, all over. Halie Lesavage, Glamour, "According to Fashion, Visors Are a Trend Again," 25 July 2018 Here in New York, there is a law against riding without glasses or with your visor up. Alexander George, Popular Mechanics, "How I Found My Favorite Motorcycle Helmet," 9 Nov. 2018 Firefighters and city officials Monday morning distributed bright red cloth visors, hand fans and blue-colored cooling neckerchiefs to downtown Phoenix commuters, advising them to stay inside as much as possible. Anita Snow, The Seattle Times, "US Southwest sizzles as temperatures near 120 degrees," 23 July 2018 Pretty pink seamless leggings from Mikoh and loose-fitting mesh tanks from Nike play nice with a featherlight visor from Lululemon. Katie Devlin, Vogue, "The Best Clothes to Work Out (and Sweat) in All Summer," 5 July 2018 The Washington who slays red carpets and spent seven seasons proving that the color white was created for her makes way for off-duty Washington in a visor, a pouf of curls adding a few inches to her doll-like stature. Janet Mock, Marie Claire, "Kerry Washington's Next Act," 8 Oct. 2018 Standard on all models is a security system, along with remote entry and trunk release, dual-zone automatic climate control, pushbutton start, dual illuminated sun visor vanity mirrors, and a capless fuel filler. G. Chambers Williams Iii, Houston Chronicle, "Honda Accord debuts for 2018 with its first-ever turbocharged engines," 15 June 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'visor.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of visor

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for visor

Middle English viser, from Anglo-French, from vis face — more at visage

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about visor

Dictionary Entries near visor

visnomy

Viso

vison

visor

vispered

viss

vista

Statistics for visor

Last Updated

1 Apr 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for visor

The first known use of visor was in the 14th century

See more words from the same century

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for visor

visor

noun

English Language Learners Definition of visor

: a piece on the front of a helmet that you can pull down to protect your face
US : the part of a hat or cap that sticks out in front to protect or shade your eyes
: a flat, stiff piece of material on the inside of a car above the windshield that you can pull down to keep sunlight from shining in your eyes

visor

noun
vi·​sor | \ ˈvī-zər\

Kids Definition of visor

1 : the movable front upper piece of a helmet that is brought down to protect the face
2 : a part (as on a cap) that sticks out to protect or shade the eyes

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on visor

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for visor

Spanish Central: Translation of visor

Nglish: Translation of visor for Spanish Speakers

Comments on visor

What made you want to look up visor? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

an enemy or opponent

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name That Thing: Animal Edition

  • alt 5a023732e6f75
  • Name that animal:
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!