[ viz-ij ]
/ ˈvɪz ɪdʒ /


the face, usually with reference to shape, features, expression, etc.; countenance.
aspect; appearance.

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 forms

vis·aged, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for visaged

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

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

    Hilda|Sarah Jeanette Duncan
  • 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


/ (ˈvɪzɪdʒ) /

noun mainly literary

face or countenance
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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