What does visa mean?

Definitions for visa
ˈvi zəvisa

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word visa.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. visaverb

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

  2. visaverb

    provide (a passport) with a visa

  3. visaverb

    approve officially

    "The list of speakers must be visaed"


  1. Visanoun

    A credit card issued with the Trade Name


  1. visanoun

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

  2. Visanoun

    a credit card company

  3. Etymology: 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").


  1. VISA

    Visa Inc. (; stylized as VISA) is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in San Francisco, California. It facilitates electronic funds transfers throughout the world, most commonly through Visa-branded credit cards, debit cards and prepaid cards. Visa is one of the world's most valuable companies. 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 2015, the Nilson Report, a publication that tracks the credit card industry, found that Visa's global network (known as VisaNet) processed 100 billion transactions during 2014 with a total volume of US$6.8 trillion.Visa was founded in 1958 by Bank of America (BofA) as the BankAmericard credit card program. In response to competitor Master Charge (now Mastercard), BofA began to license the BankAmericard program to other financial institutions in 1966. By 1970, BofA gave up direct control of the BankAmericard program, forming a consortium with the other various BankAmericard issuer banks to take over its management. It was then renamed Visa in 1976.Nearly all Visa transactions worldwide are processed through the company's directly operated VisaNet at one of four secure data centers, located in Ashburn, Virginia; Highlands Ranch, Colorado; London, England; and Singapore. These facilities are heavily secured against natural disasters, crime, and terrorism; can operate independently of each other and from external utilities if necessary; and can handle up to 30,000 simultaneous transactions and up to 100 billion computations every second.Visa is the world's second-largest card payment organization (debit and credit cards combined), after being surpassed by China UnionPay in 2015, based on annual value of card payments transacted and number of issued cards. However, because UnionPay's size is based primarily on the size of its domestic market in China, Visa is still considered the dominant bankcard company in the rest of the world, where it commands a 50% market share of total card payments.


  1. visa

    A visa is an official document or authorization, usually endorsed on a passport, granted by a foreign government allowing the bearer to enter, travel through, remain within, or leave that particular country for a specified period. It often indicates information such as duration of stay, the territory covered by the visa, dates of validity, and whether the visa is valid for single or multiple visits. Its issuance is typically subject to meeting certain requirements.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Visanoun

    see Vis/

  2. Visaverb

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

  3. Etymology: [F.]

Rap Dictionary

  1. visaverb

    Grinding means to do what it takes to make your money. It means you are on a 24 hour, 365 day grind always dealing to survive in the hood.a New term fo this is G-rind made by the Diplomats."You don't work, you don't eat, you don't grind, you don't shine" -- Mike Jones

  2. visaverb

    The ultimate type of dance usually performed at the club [or the Semi]; the female rubs (grinds) her buttocks on the guy's crotch. dance move actually called "juke" or "juking"

  3. visaverb

    MTV Show.

Editors Contribution

  1. visa

    A type of document that enables a person to travel to and travel within a country or nation.

    Many countries have a visa system.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020  

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  1. VISA

    What does VISA stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the VISA acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

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Anagrams for visa »

  1. Siva

  2. avis

  3. vias

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of visa in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of visa in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of visa in a Sentence

  1. Border Force:

    A person whose visa has been canceled may be subject to a three-year exclusion period that prevents the grant of a further temporary visa, the exclusion period will be considered as part of any new visa application and can be waived in certain circumstances, noting each case is assessed on its own merits.

  2. Leora Bechor:

    There was no justification to deny her [ entry at the airport ] when they could have made their decision at the time her student visa was to be issued, someone with a visa in hand places their faith in the government's decision, so if the government plans to revoke a visa it has already issued, it must be held accountable.

  3. Daron Hicklin:

    I'm not naive. I realise that quality of life and income are inextricably bound together, but sooner or later we're going to have to ask ourselves whether it is possible to make life more meaningful without charging it to Visa.

  4. Edward Ramotowski:

    All applicable security checks were done for that individual, Ms. Malik, that includes an immigrant visa interview, it includes facial recognition screening, it includes interagency counterterrorism screening, it included a review by the visa security unit of immigration and customs enforcement, which as a detachment in Islamabad in our embassy there and it included the full biometric fingerprint checks and in all cases, the results of those checks were clear. There were no indications of any ill intent by that individual at the time the visa was issued.

  5. Daniel Andrews:

    I don’t think an unvaccinated tennis player is going to get a visa to come into this country, and if they did get a visa, they’d probably have to quarantine for a couple of weeks when no other player has to. ... I don’t think any other tennis player, or golfer, or Formula One driver, will even get a visa to get here.

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