- face to face: They sat vis-à-vis at the table.
- face-to-face: a vis-à-vis encounter.
- Numismatics. (of a coin) having two portraits facing each other.
- in relation to; compared with: income vis-à-vis expenditures.
- facing; opposite: They were now vis-à-vis the most famous painting in the Louvre.
noun, plural vis-à-vis [vee-zuh–veez; French vee-za–vee] /ˌvi zəˈviz; French vi zaˈvi/.
- a person face to face with or situated opposite to another: He offered a cigarette to his vis-à-vis.
- a date at a social affair: She introduced her vis-à-vis to the hostess.
- a person of equal authority, rank, or the like: my vis-à-vis in the Louisville office.
- a carriage in which the occupants sit face to face.
- Furniture. tête-à-tête(def 2).
- in relation to; regarding
- face to face with; opposite
- face to face; opposite
noun plural vis-à-vis
- a person or thing that is situated opposite to another
- a person who corresponds to another in office, capacity, etc; counterpart
- an upholstered sofa; tête-à-tête
- a type of horse-drawn carriage in which the passengers sit opposite one another
- a coin having an obverse upon which two portraits appear facing each other
1753, from French prepositional use of the adj. vis-à-vis “face to face,” from Old French vis “face” (see visage).
Relative to; compared with: “She performed well vis-à-vis the rest of the competitors.”