from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- prep. Face to face with; opposite to.
- prep. Compared with.
- prep. In relation to.
- adv. Face to face.
- n. One that is face to face with or opposite to another.
- n. A date or an escort, as at a party.
- n. One that has the same functions and characteristics as another; a counterpart.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- prep. In relation to; compared with;
- prep. Opposite, across from, set so as to be facing.
- n. A small horse-drawn carriage for two people sitting facing each other.
- n. One of two (or more) people facing or opposite each other during a formal dance, at a dinner table etc.
- n. A date or escort in a social event.
- n. A person holding a corresponding position in another organisation; a counterpart.
- adj. face-to-face
- adj. in relation to
- adj. having two portraits facing each other
- adv. face to face (with another)
- adv. In a position facing a specified or implied subject.
French : vis, face + à, to.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French vis-à-vis ("face-to-face"). (Wiktionary)