I. preposition Etymology: French, literally, face-to-face Date: 1755 1. face-to-face with 2. in relation to 3. as compared with II. noun (plural vis-à-vis) Date: circa 1757 1. one that is face-to-face with another 2. a. escort, date b. counterpart 3. tete-a-tete 1 III. adverb Date: 1760 in company ; together

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  • Vis-a-vis — n. [F., opposite, face to face.] 1. One who, or that which, is face to face with another; esp., one who faces another in dancing. [1913 Webster] 2. A carriage in which two persons sit face to face. Also, a form of sofa with seats for two persons …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vis-a-vis — adv. Face to face. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • VIS-À-VIS — DE.. loc. prépositive En face, à l opposite de. Il est logé tout vis à vis, vis à vis de mes fenêtres. Je me plaçai vis à vis de lui. On supprime quelquefois le de, dans le style familier. Vis à vis l église. Vis à vis l hôtel de ... VIS À VIS, s …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • VIS-À-VIS — loc. adv. En face, à l’opposite. Il est logé vis à vis. VIS A VIS DE s’emploie comme locution prépositive et signifie En face de. Je me plaçai vis à vis de lui. On supprime quelquefois le de. Vis à vis l’église. VIS A VIS s’emploie aussi comme… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • Vis-à-vis — In English The most common use of the phrase in English means with regard to or in relation to .The earliest known uses of the phrase in English date from 1750, at which time it already meant three things depending on context. This is unusual for …   Wikipedia

  • VIS-À-VIS — s. m. Sorte de voiture en forme de berline, mais où il n y a qu une seule place dans chaque fond …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • A — s. m. La première lettre de notre alphabet, et la première des voyelles. La lettre A. Un grand A. Un petit a. Un A majuscule. Un a romain. Un a italique. Des a mal formés. La voyelle A. A est long dans Blâme. A est bref dans Glace. A, dans les… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • Vis — may refer to: Geography * Vis (island), a Croatian island in the Adriatic sea * Vis (town), town and municipality on the island of Vis * Vis, Bulgaria, a village in Ivaylovgrad municipality, Haskovo Province, Bulgaria * Vis River, in south… …   Wikipedia

  • A. James Reimer — (born 1942) is a Canadian Mennonite theologian with a dual academic appointment: he is a professor at Conrad Grebel University College, a member college of the University of Waterloo, and a professor in the Toronto School of Theology, a… …   Wikipedia

  • Vis (weapon) — Infobox Weapon is ranged=yes caption=Pistolet ViS wz.35 name=Pistolet ViS wz. 35 type=semi automatic pistol origin=flagcountry|Poland era=World War II design date=1935 prod design date=1935 to 1945 1992 onwards serv design date=1939 used… …   Wikipedia

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