[ viz-erd ]
/ ˈvɪz ərd /


Definition for visard (2 of 2)


or vis·ard

[ viz-erd ]
/ ˈvɪz ərd /


Archaic. a mask or visor.

Origin of vizard

1545–55; variant of visor; see -ard

Related forms

viz·ard·ed, adjectiveun·viz·ard·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for visard

  • A vizor (also spelt visor, visard, vizard) is a mask, “a false face.”

    Milton's Comus|John Milton
  • He looks as pale as the visard of the ghost which cries so miserably at the Theatre, like an oyster-wife, "Hamlet, revenge!"

    Shakespearean Playhouses|Joseph Quincy Adams

British Dictionary definitions for visard


/ (ˈvɪzəd) /


archaic, or literary a means of disguise; mask; visor

Derived Forms

vizarded, adjective

Word Origin for vizard

C16: variant of visor
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