visage

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See also: Visage and vissage

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English visage, from Anglo-Norman and from Old French visage, from vis, from Vulgar Latin as if *visāticum, from Latin visus (a look, vision), from vidēre (to see); see vision.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈvɪzɪdʒ/, /vɪˈsɑ(d)ʒ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪzɪdʒ

Noun[edit]

visage (plural visages)

  1. Countenance; appearance; one's face.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:countenance

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French visage, from vis (from Latin visus) + -age, or possibly a Vulgar Latin *visāticum.

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Noun[edit]

visage m (plural visages)

  1. face (of a human)
    Synonyms: (vulgar) tronche; (slang) bouille; (vulgar) gueule; figure

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  • face (only used in certain constructions, or in Canada)

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old French visage.

Noun[edit]

visage (plural visages)

  1. (anatomy) face

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  • English: visage

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

vis +‎ -age, or possibly from a Vulgar Latin *visāticum, from Latin visus. Compare Old Occitan vizatge.

Noun[edit]

visage m (oblique plural visages, nominative singular visages, nominative plural visage)

  1. (anatomy) face

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