from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An official authorization appended to a passport, permitting entry into and travel within a particular country or region.
- transitive v. To endorse or ratify (a passport).
- transitive v. To give a visa to.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A permit to enter and leave a country, normally issued by the authorities of the country to be visited.
- v. To endorse (a passport, etc.).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See vis�.
- transitive v. To indorse, after examination, with the word visé, as a passport; to visé.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. provide (a passport) with a visa
- v. approve officially
- n. an endorsement made in a passport that allows the bearer to enter the country issuing it
French, short for Latin (carta) vīsa, (the document has been) seen, from feminine past participle of vidēre, to see; see weid- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From 1831, "official signature or endorsement on a passport," from French visa, from Latin charta visa (meaning "paper that has been seen") from feminine perfect passive of Latin videre ("to see"). (Wiktionary)