Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • preposition Face to face with; opposite to.
  • preposition Compared with.
  • preposition In relation to.
  • adverb Face to face.
  • noun One that is face to face with or opposite to another.
  • noun A date or an escort, as at a party.
  • noun One that has the same functions and characteristics as another; a counterpart.

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  • preposition In relation to; compared with;
  • preposition Opposite, across from, set so as to be facing.
  • noun historical A small horse-drawn carriage for two people sitting facing each other.
  • noun One of two (or more) people facing or opposite each other during a formal dance, at a dinner table etc.
  • noun A date or escort in a social event.
  • noun A person holding a corresponding position in another organisation; a counterpart.
  • adjective face-to-face
  • adjective in relation to
  • adjective numismatics, of a coin having two portraits facing each other
  • adverb face to face (with another)
  • adverb archaic In a position facing a specified or implied subject.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French : vis, face + à, to.]

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From French vis-à-vis ("face-to-face").

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  • A kind of carriage/horse-drawn conveyance. Usage on barouche.

    October 22, 2008