Vis a Vis
Definition of Vis a Vis
- Face to face or face to face. It is used to express closeness or even rivalry. For example, “when we are vis a vis we talk about it”.
- Private meeting of a prisoner with his partner without the mediation of guards and normally associated with the intimate and sexual encounter.
- Antique furniture in which people were very close or facing each other.
- Horse drawn carriage in which people are face to face.
SYNONYMS FOR VIS A VIS
- Face to face
- To face
- Stand up
ANTONYMS FOR VIS A VIS
- Run away
- Not face
ORIGIN OF VIS A VIS
The term “Vis a Vis” comes from the French language, and is a synonym of the phrase “tete-a-tete” which means “Face to face”. It is said that the word vis comes from Old French, and was adapted from the Latin “visum” which translated means sight.
Also, the origin of vis a vis from the Latin vis meaning “strength” or “power” has been traced. In this case, the word is more associated with a meaning of “comedy” or “comic” and is fully accepted in the Spanish language.
CURIOSITIES OF VIS A VIS
- Vis a vis is a very famous Spanish television series, produced by Globomedia and Fox Spain. It is a drama and suspense series set in a prison that premiered April 20, 2015 in Spain.
- The Vis a Vis Series was not going to be called that way, but, “Dead Mosquita”, this responded to the fact that its protagonist, Macarena Ferreiro, is considered a dead Mosquita in the world of prison, because she was innocent and very introverted.
- Vis a vis is the name given to a song by the Spanish artist Leiva. This song is part of his album called “December” that was released in 2012. The video for the song was nominated for a Latin Grammy for “Best short version music video”.
- Still in the 21st century, carriages are still produced vis a vis in the Amish community, located in the Midwest of the United States. They are also produced for the filmic setting of ancient times.