from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The face or facial expression of a person; countenance.
- n. Appearance; aspect: the bleak visage of winter.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Countenance; appearance; one's face.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The face, countenance, or look of a person or an animal; -- chiefly applied to the human face.
- transitive v. To face.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The face, countenance, or look of a person or an animal: chiefly applied to human beings; hence, in general, appearance; aspect.
- n. Synonyms Countenance, etc. See face.
- To face; confront; brave.
- To put a (certain) face upon; make (a thing) appear in a (certain) fashion.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the appearance conveyed by a person's face
- n. the human face (`kisser' and `smiler' and `mug' are informal terms for `face' and `phiz' is British)
Middle English, from Old French, from vis, from Latin vīsus, appearance, from past participle of vidēre, to see; see weid- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English, from Old French vis, from Medieval Latin as if *visaticum, from Latin visus ("a look, vision"), from videre ("to see"), past participle visus; see vision, and compare vis. (Wiktionary)