Definitions for visaˈvi zə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vi•saˈvi zə(n.)(pl.)-sas

  1. (n.)an official endorsement made on a passport, permitting the bearer to enter the country making the endorsement.

    Category: Government, Law

  2. (v.t.)to give a visa to; approve a visa for.

    Category: Government

  3. to put a visa on (a passport).

    Category: Government

Origin of visa:

1825–35; < F < L vīsa, fem. ptp. of vīsere to look into

Princeton's WordNet

  1. visa(verb)

    an endorsement made in a passport that allows the bearer to enter the country issuing it

  2. visa(verb)

    provide (a passport) with a visa

  3. visa(verb)

    approve officially

    "The list of speakers must be visaed"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. visa(noun)ˈvi zə

    an official document giving permission to enter or leave a country

    to grant sb a visa; a work visa


  1. visa(Noun)

    A permit to enter and leave a country, normally issued by the authorities of the country to be visited.

  2. Visa(ProperNoun)

    a credit card company

  3. Origin: From 1831, "official signature or endorsement on a passport," from visa, from charta visa (meaning "paper that has been seen") from feminine perfect passive of videre ("to see").

Webster Dictionary

  1. Visa(noun)

    see Vis/

  2. Visa(verb)

    to indorse, after examination, with the word vise, as a passport; to vise


  1. Visa Inc.

    Visa Inc. is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in Foster City, California, United States. It facilitates electronic funds transfers throughout the world, most commonly through Visa-branded credit cards and debit cards. Visa does not issue cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for consumers; rather, Visa provides financial institutions with Visa-branded payment products that they then use to offer credit, debit, prepaid and cash-access programs to their customers. In 2008, according to The Nilson Report, Visa held a 38.3% market share of the credit card marketplace and 60.7% of the debit card marketplace in the United States. In 2009, Visa’s global network processed 62 billion transactions with a total volume of $4.4 trillion. Visa has operations across Australia, Oceania, Asia-Pacific, North America, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, Africa and Middle East. Visa Europe is a separate membership entity that is an exclusive licensee of Visa Inc.'s trademarks and technology in the European region, issuing cards such as Visa Debit and Visa Credit.

Translations for visa

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a mark or stamp put on a passport by the authorities of a country to show that the bearer may travel to, or in, that country

I have applied for a visa for the United States.

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