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vis-a-vis

noun

1 vis-a-vis

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

synonyms: counterpart, opposite number.

Roget 272: vehicle, conveyance, carriage, caravan, van; common carrier; wagon, waggon, wain, dray, cart, lorry.    truck, tram; ... show more

Dutch: duplikaat, complement, pendant, tegenhanger
Polish: analog, analogon, korelat, odpowiednik



2 vis-a-vis

Small sofa that seats two people.

synonyms: love seat, loveseat, tete-a-tete.

Polish: canapé à confidents, powiernica, szeptanka, tête-à-tête, vis-à-vis

adverb

1 vis-a-vis

Face-to-face with; literally `face to face'.

Roget 234: before; in front, in the van, in advance; ahead, right ahead; forehead, foremost; in the foreground, in the lee of; before one's face, before one's eyes; face to face, ... show more

Roget 237: over, over the way, over against; against; face to face, vis-a-vis; as poles asunder.   


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