visage

[viz-ij]

Origin of visage

1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French, equivalent to vis face (< Latin vīsum sight, appearance (Vulgar Latin: face), noun use of neuter past participle of vidēre to see) + -age -age
Related formsvis·aged, adjective

Synonyms for visage

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Examples from the Web for visaged

Historical Examples of visaged

  • Lindsay visaged the words with a smile, but they had an articulated hardness.

    Hilda

    Sarah Jeanette Duncan

  • Monica laughs: to be angry with so sad a visaged man as Owen Kelly would be a cruelty.

    Rossmoyne

    Unknown

  • I see a carriage roll up, and Sir Alfred Milner springs out, spare-framed and (p. 204) visaged like an eagle.

    War's Brighter Side

    Julian Ralph.


British Dictionary definitions for visaged

visage

noun mainly literary
  1. face or countenance
  2. appearance; aspect

Word Origin for visage

C13: from Old French: aspect, from vis face, from Latin vīsus appearance, from vidēre to see
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Word Origin and History for visaged

visage

n.

c.1300, from Old French visage, from vis "face, appearance," from Latin visus "a look, vision," from past participle stem of videre "to see" (see vision). Visagiste "make-up artist" is recorded from 1958, from French.

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