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vi·sor

also vi·zor  (vī′zər)
n.
1. A piece projecting from the front of a cap or headband to shade or protect the eyes.
2. A transparent, often tinted piece on the front of a safety helmet, designed to protect the face and eyes and usually capable of being raised and lowered.
3. A fixed or movable shield against glare attached above the windshield of an automotive vehicle.
4. The front piece of the helmet of a suit of armor, designed to protect the face and eyes while allowing the wearer to see through a narrow opening.
5. A means of concealment or disguise; a mask.
tr.v. vi·sored, vi·sor·ing, vi·sors also vi·zored or vi·zor·ing or vi·zors
To provide or protect with a visor.

[Alteration of Middle English viser, from Anglo-Norman, from vis, face, from Latin vīsus, appearance; see visage.]

visor

(ˈvaɪzə) or

vizor

n
1. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a transparent flap on a helmet that can be pulled down to protect the face
2. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a piece of armour fixed or hinged to the helmet to protect the face and with slits for the eyes
3. (Clothing & Fashion) another name for peak6
4. (Automotive Engineering) a small movable screen used as protection against glare from the sun, esp one attached above the windscreen of a motor vehicle
5. archaic or literary a mask or any other means of disguise or concealment
vb
(tr) to cover, provide, or protect with a visor; shield
[C14: from Anglo-French viser, from Old French visiere, from vis face; see visage]
ˈvisored, ˈvizored adj
ˈvisorless, ˈvizorless adj

vi•sor

or vi•zor

(ˈvaɪ zər)

n.
1. the projecting front brim of a cap.
2. a flap, mounted on the inside of an automobile, used to shield one's eyes from glare.
3. the front piece on a medieval helmet, often being movable and having slits for vision.
4. a means of concealment; disguise.
v.t.
5. to protect or mask with a visor; shield.
[1250–1300; Middle English viser < Anglo-French (compare Old French visiere) =vis face (see visage) + -er -er2]
vi′sored, adj.

visor


Past participle: visored
Gerund: visoring

Imperative
visor
visor
Present
I visor
you visor
he/she/it visors
we visor
you visor
they visor
Preterite
I visored
you visored
he/she/it visored
we visored
you visored
they visored
Present Continuous
I am visoring
you are visoring
he/she/it is visoring
we are visoring
you are visoring
they are visoring
Present Perfect
I have visored
you have visored
he/she/it has visored
we have visored
you have visored
they have visored
Past Continuous
I was visoring
you were visoring
he/she/it was visoring
we were visoring
you were visoring
they were visoring
Past Perfect
I had visored
you had visored
he/she/it had visored
we had visored
you had visored
they had visored
Future
I will visor
you will visor
he/she/it will visor
we will visor
you will visor
they will visor
Future Perfect
I will have visored
you will have visored
he/she/it will have visored
we will have visored
you will have visored
they will have visored
Future Continuous
I will be visoring
you will be visoring
he/she/it will be visoring
we will be visoring
you will be visoring
they will be visoring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been visoring
you have been visoring
he/she/it has been visoring
we have been visoring
you have been visoring
they have been visoring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been visoring
you will have been visoring
he/she/it will have been visoring
we will have been visoring
you will have been visoring
they will have been visoring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been visoring
you had been visoring
he/she/it had been visoring
we had been visoring
you had been visoring
they had been visoring
Conditional
I would visor
you would visor
he/she/it would visor
we would visor
you would visor
they would visor
Past Conditional
I would have visored
you would have visored
he/she/it would have visored
we would have visored
you would have visored
they would have visored
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.visor - a piece of armor plate (with eye slits) fixed or hinged to a medieval helmet to protect the facevisor - a piece of armor plate (with eye slits) fixed or hinged to a medieval helmet to protect the face
armor plate, armor plating, armour plate, plate armor, plate armour - specially hardened steel plate used to protect fortifications or vehicles from enemy fire
helmet - armor plate that protects the head
2.visor - a brim that projects to the front to shade the eyesvisor - a brim that projects to the front to shade the eyes; "he pulled down the bill of his cap and trudged ahead"
baseball cap, golf cap, jockey cap - a cap with a bill
brim - a circular projection that sticks outward from the crown of a hat
kepi, peaked cap, service cap, yachting cap - a cap with a flat circular top and a visor

visor

noun
The projecting rim on the front of a cap:
Translations
kšilt
lippavisiiri
napellenző

visor

[ˈvaɪzəʳ] Nvisera f

visor

[ˈvaɪzər] nvisière f

visor

n (on helmet) → Visier nt; (on cap) → Schirm m; (Aut) → Blende f; sun visorSchild m, → Schirm m; (Aut) → Sonnenblende f

visor

[ˈvaɪzəʳ] n (on helmet) → visiera (Aut) → aletta parasole
References in classic literature ?
He had on his head a conical steel casque that only came down to his ears, and for visor had only a narrow steel bar that extended down to his upper lip and protected his nose; and all the rest of him, from neck to heel, was flexible chain mail, trousers and all.
Fair and true he hit the Norman on the visor, where his lance's point kept hold of the bars.
The girls were looking at him and straining their eyes to make out the features which the clumsy visor obscured, but when they heard themselves called maidens, a thing so much out of their line, they could not restrain their laughter, which made Don Quixote wax indignant, and say, "Modesty becomes the fair, and moreover laughter that has little cause is great silliness; this, however, I say not to pain or anger you, for my desire is none other than to serve you.
His visor hung down o'er his eyes, He rode in single array, A sorrier man than he was one Rode never in summer's day.
I thought he was trying to read my character, but I felt as secure against his scrutiny as if I had had on a casque with the visor down-or rather I showed him my countenance with the confidence that one would show an unlearned man a letter written in Greek; he might see lines, and trace characters, but he could make nothing of them; my nature was not his nature, and its signs were to him like the words of an unknown tongue.
I know him by his shield, the visor of his helmet, and by his horses.
The little grating, of which D'Artagnan had spoken to the king, like the visor of a helmet, was placed opposite to the man's face.
At last he ran a course with a certain great knight, Sir Walter of Lancaster, yet, though my son was so youthful, he kept his seat, albeit both spears were shivered to the heft; but it happened that a splinter of my boy's lance ran through the visor of Sir Walter's helmet and pierced through his eye into his brain, so that he died ere his esquire could unlace his helm.
The collar was turned up and the visor of the military cap pulled well down over the eyes; but, as the ape-man passed, the light from the fire illuminated the features of the newcomer for an instant, revealing to Tarzan a vaguely familiar face.
With raised visor the black knight rode back to the side of his vanquished foe.
His forehead was covered by the visor of his fur cap, the flaps of which went over his ears.
My visor is Philemon's roof; within the house is Jove.