vis-á-vis

Vis-à-vis

[vee-zuh-vee; Fr. vee-za-vee]

In English

The most common use of the phrase in English means 'with regard to' or 'in relation to'.

The earliest known uses of the phrase in English date from 1750, at which time it already meant three things depending on context. This is unusual for a new entry into the language.

In French

Vis-à-vis, from the French language (literally "face to face"), is:

  • A term that is used to describe things which are in direct relation to one another,
  • A type of carriage in which the occupants face each other,
  • A face-to-face meeting,

In Romanian

Vis-a-vis is a term that is used to describe objects

Other uses

See also

References

  • http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/399150.html

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