Definition of Vis-a-vis

1. Noun. A person or thing having the same function or characteristics as another.

Exact synonyms: Counterpart, Opposite Number
Generic synonyms: Equivalent
Specialized synonyms: Match, Mismatch, Complement

2. Adverb. Face-to-face with; literally 'face to face'. "I found myself vis-a-vis a burly policeman"

3. Noun. Small sofa that seats two people.
Exact synonyms: Love Seat, Loveseat, Tete-a-tete
Generic synonyms: Couch, Lounge, Sofa
Derivative terms: Tete-a-tete

Definition of Vis-a-vis

1. Preposition. In relation to; compared with; ¹

2. Preposition. Opposite, across from, set so as to be facing. ¹

3. Noun. (historical) A small horse-drawn carriage for two people sitting facing each other. ¹

4. Noun. One of two (or more) people facing or opposite each other during a formal dance, at a dinner table etc. ¹

5. Noun. A date or escort in a social event. ¹

6. Noun. A person holding a corresponding position in another organisation; a counterpart. ¹

7. Adjective. face-to-face ¹

8. Adjective. in relation to ¹

9. Adjective. (context: numismatics of a coin) having two portraits facing each other ¹

10. Adverb. face to face (with another) ¹

11. Adverb. (archaic) In a position facing a specified or implied subject. ¹

12. Preposition. (misspelling of vis-à-vis) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Vis-a-vis

virus hepatitis of ducks
virus infection
virus integration
virus keratoconjunctivitis
virus latency
virus pneumonia of pigs
virus replication
vis-a-vis (current term)
vis a fronte
vis a tergo
vis comica
vis conservatrix
vis major
vis medicatrix naturae
vis versa
vis vitae
visa run
visa versa

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