vis-a-vis


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vis-à-vis

 (vē′zə-vē′)
prep.
1. Face to face with; opposite to.
2. Compared with.
3. In relation to.
adv.
Face to face.
n. pl. vis-à-vis (-vēz′, -vē′)
1. One that is face to face with or opposite to another.
2. A date or an escort, as at a party.
3. One that has the same functions and characteristics as another; a counterpart.

[French : vis, face + à, to.]

vis′-à-vis′ adj.

vis-à-vis

(ˌviːzɑːˈviː)
prep
1. in relation to; regarding
2. face to face with; opposite
adv, adj
face to face; opposite
n, pl vis-à-vis
3. a person or thing that is situated opposite to another
4. a person who corresponds to another in office, capacity, etc; counterpart
5. (Furniture) an upholstered sofa; tête-à-tête
6. a type of horse-drawn carriage in which the passengers sit opposite one another
7. a coin having an obverse upon which two portraits appear facing each other
[C18: French, from vis face]

vis-à-vis

(ˌvi zəˈvi; Fr. vi zaˈvi)

adv., adj., prep., n., pl. -vis (-ˈviz; Fr. -ˈvi) adv.
1. face to face.
adj.
2. face-to-face.
prep.
3. in relation to: income vis-à-vis expenditures.
4. facing; opposite.
n.
5. a person face-to-face with or situated opposite to another.
6. a person of equal authority, rank, or the like.
7. a carriage in which the occupants sit face to face.
[1745–55; < French]

vis-à-vis

A French phrase meaning face to face, used to mean in relation to.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vis-a-vis - a person or thing having the same function or characteristics as another
equivalent - a person or thing equal to another in value or measure or force or effect or significance etc; "send two dollars or the equivalent in stamps"
match - something that resembles or harmonizes with; "that tie makes a good match with your jacket"
mismatch - a bad or unsuitable match
complement - either of two parts that mutually complete each other
2.vis-a-vis - small sofa that seats two peoplevis-a-vis - small sofa that seats two people  
couch, lounge, sofa - an upholstered seat for more than one person
Adv.1.vis-a-vis - face-to-face with; literally `face to face'; "they sat vis-a-vis at the table"; "I found myself vis-a-vis a burly policeman"

vis-à-vis

noun
One that has the same functions and characteristics as another:
Translations

vis-à-vis

[ˈviːzəviː] PREP (= with regard to) → con respecto a, en relación con, con relación a
Switzerland's position vis-à-vis the ECla posición de Suiza con respecto a or en relación con or con relación a la CE
the government's policy vis-à-vis the unionsla política del gobierno frente a los sindicatos

vis-à-vis

[ˌviːzəˈviː] prepvis-à-vis de

vis-à-vis

prepin Anbetracht (+gen)
advgegenüber

vis-à-vis

[ˌviːzəˈviː] preprispetto a, in confronto a, nei riguardi di
References in classic literature ?
Joseph mumbled indistinctly in the depths of the cellar, but gave no intimation of ascending; so his master dived down to him, leaving me VIS-A-VIS the ruffianly bitch and a pair of grim shaggy sheep-dogs, who shared with her a jealous guardianship over all my movements.
But as she was dancing the last quadrille with one of the tiresome young men whom she could not refuse, she chanced to be vis-a-vis with Vronsky and Anna.
A handsome girl in the set before me tripped forward lightly to meet the opposite gentleman, tripped back again, grasped her dresses vigorously on both sides with her hands, raised them pretty high, danced an extraordinary jig that had more activity and exposure about it than any jig I ever saw before, and then, drawing her clothes still higher, she advanced gaily to the center and launched a vicious kick full at her vis-a-vis that must infallibly have removed his nose if he had been seven feet high.
People opposite were looking at them, Ernestine talked to her vis-a-vis.
Captain Horton found his vis-a-vis a somewhat unsatisfactory companion.
He never doubted but that in a month of two his vis-a-vis would talk differently.
This strange Englishman I had met first in Prussia, where we had happened to sit vis-a-vis in a railway train in which I was travelling to overtake our party; while, later, I had run across him in France, and again in Switzerland--twice within the space of two weeks
All the libertine graces of his youth reappeared; he seemed to have the wealth of three hundred thousand francs of debt, while his vis-a-vis waited before the door.
Having quickly completed these operations, he drew his chair vis-a-vis to his companion's, and waited until the latter should open the conversation.
Le dinar a enregistre, du 1er au 22 mai 2017, sur le marche interbancaire, une depreciation moyenne de 7,5%, vis-a-vis du l'euro et de 5,1% vis-a-vis du dollar americain, contre une depreciation de seulement 0,6% (contre les deux devises) une annee auparavant", selon le rapport de la Banque Centrale de Tunisie sur les "evolutions economiques et monetaires", publie en Mai 2017.
The purpose of the Provincial Tracking Report is to initiate and inform policy dialogue and public debate on the progress made by political parties vis-a-vis their electoral promises.
President Nicos Anastasiades has sent a letter to President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker stressing the need for the full and effective implementation of the Readmission Agreement and the Roadmap vis-a-vis Cyprus, prior to the visa liberalisation for Turkish nationals, and for the necessary and effective cooperation, Government Spokesman Nikos Christodoulides said on Sunday.