—adv. face to face: They sat vis-à-vis at the table.
—adj. 1. face-to-face: a vis-à-vis encounter. 2. Numis.(of a coin) having two portraits facing each other.
—prep. 1. in relation to; compared with: income vis-à-vis expenditures. 2. facing; opposite: They were now vis-à-vis the most famous painting in the Louvre.
—n. 1. a person face to face with or situated opposite to another: He offered a cigarette to his vis-à-vis. 2. a date at a social affair: She introduced her vis-à-vis to the hostess. 3. a person of equal authority, rank, or the like: my vis-à-vis in the Louisville office. 4. a carriage in which the occupants sit face to face.
5. Furniture.tête-à-tête (def. 2).