counterpart, opposite number, vis-a-vis(noun)
a person or thing having the same function or characteristics as another
love seat, loveseat, tete-a-tete, vis-a-vis(adverb)
small sofa that seats two people
face-to-face with; literally `face to face'
"they sat vis-a-vis at the table"; "I found myself vis-a-vis a burly policeman"
one who, or that which, is face to face with another; esp., one who faces another in dancing
a carriage in which two persons sit face to face. Also, a form of sofa with seats for two persons, so arranged that the occupants are face to face while sitting on opposite sides
face to face
Origin: [F., opposite, face to face.]
A vis-à-vis is a carriage in which the passengers sit face to face. The term comes from the French vis-à-vis, meaning face to face. These carriages are still commonly made by Amish carriage makers in the midwestern United States. Also in the Western world, the vis-a-vis is the most common type of carriage style used to cart tourists and leisure seekers in downtown urban settings.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
vēz′-a-vē′, adv. facing one another.—n. one who faces, or is opposite to, another: a light carriage with seats facing each other: a kind of couch. [Fr. vis, face (—L. visus, look), à, to, vis, face.]
The numerical value of vis-a-vis in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of vis-a-vis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I think overall things are in a better place for Ukraine vis-à-vis the U.S..
For us, we are interested in having a predictable partner, a predictable vis a vis for the dialogue.
Until that document is produced we certainly will not take any measures vis-à-vis the Arak heavy water research reactor.
Russia has a distinct advantage over everyone in understanding how Indian bureaucracy works, given the level of trust that exists in the Indian establishment vis-a-vis Russia.
We are confident that the decision that was made vis-à-vis the Keystone pipeline is entirely consistent with all of our international obligations, including our obligations under NAFTA.
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