HyperDic: vis-a-vis

English > 3 senses of the word vis-a-vis:
ADVERBallvis-a-visface-to-face with
NOUNcognitionvis-a-vis, counterpart, opposite numbera person or thing having the same function or characteristics / characteristics as another
artifactvis-a-vis, love seat, loveseat, tete-a-tetesmall sofa that seats two people
vis-a-vis > pronunciation
Soundsviy'zahviy
Rhymesanchovy ... wavy: 30 rhymes with viy...
English > vis-a-vis: 3 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningA person or thing having the same function or characteristics / characteristics as another.
Synonymscounterpart, opposite number
NarrowercomplementEither of two parts that mutually complete each other
matchSomething that resembles or harmonizes with
mismatchA bad or unsuitable match
BroaderequivalentA person or thing equal to another in value or measure or force or effect or significance etc
Spanishhomóloga, homólogo, vis-a-vis
Catalanhomòleg, vis-a-vis
English > vis-a-vis: 3 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaningsmall sofa that seats two people.
Synonymslove seat, loveseat, tete-a-tete
Broadersofa, couch, loungeAn upholstered seat for more than one person
Spanishlove seat
Catalanlove seat
English > vis-a-vis: 3 senses > adverb 1
Meaningface-to-face with; literally 'face to face'.
Examples
  • "they sat vis-a-vis at the table"
  • "I found myself vis-a-vis a burly policeman"
Spanishvis a vis

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