visage

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n visage the appearance conveyed by a person's face "a pleasant countenance","a stern visage"
    • n visage the human face (`kisser' and `smiler' and `mug' are informal terms for `face' and `phiz' is British)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Visage The face, countenance, or look of a person or an animal; -- chiefly applied to the human face. "A visage of demand.""His visage was so marred more than any man.""Love and beauty still that visage grace."
    • v. t Visage To face.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n visage The face, countenance, or look of a person or an animal: chiefly applied to human beings; hence, in general, appearance; aspect.
    • n visage Synonyms Countenance, etc. See face.
    • visage To face; confront; brave.
    • visage To put a (certain) face upon; make (a thing) appear in a (certain) fashion.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Visage viz′āj the face or look
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. visage, from L. visus, a seeing, a look, fr. videre, visum, to see. See Vision
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr., through an assumed form visaticum, from L. visus, seen—vidēre, to see.

Usage

In literature:

Show thy fell visage to a virtuous man, And claim the rites of hospitality?
"Wilhelm Tell" by Friedrich Schiller
In deeds of such uncertain double visage Safety lies only in obscurity.
"Mary Stuart A Tragedy" by Friedrich Schiller
My gas was lit very leisurely, and as I returned the lamp I saw a scowling visage outside.
"Prisoner for Blasphemy" by G. W. [George William] Foote
His eyes were fixed staringly upon the impassable visage of the Honorable Richard, and he drew his breath with difficulty.
"Archibald Malmaison" by Julian Hawthorne
He inspected his darkened features curiously; the blurred and sombre-tinted visage returned the stare.
"The Fighting Chance" by Robert W. Chambers
Our body to be possessed by two different spirits; so that half of the visage shall express one mood, and the other half another.
"Passages From The American Notebooks, Volume 1" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Here I sustain'd The visage, Hyperion!
"The Divine Comedy, Complete" by Dante Alighieri
For an instant, however, his mouth half opened and his drawn visage relaxed as an expression of celestial beatitude came over it.
"The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris" by Emile Zola
The woodcut and the pencil drawing were two different aspects of the same dreadful visage.
"Three John Silence Stories" by Algernon Blackwood
For a time he regarded the red and threatening visage of Captain Nugent in silence, then he turned to the second officer.
"At Sunwich Port, Complete" by W.W. Jacobs
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In poetry:

Bright beauty had his visage marr'd,
His comely form abus'd:
True rest was from all rest debarr'd,
Thy Husband's heel was bruis'd.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter I." by Ralph Erskine
Thus unto me thy visage seem'd,
But faces do not always tell
The feelings of the heart within,
Or thoughts that underneath them dwell.
"Happiness" by Thomas Frederick Young
Ah, I know that visage meek,
Those trembling lips, the eyes that shine
But turn from that which they would seek
With an air piteous, divine!
"The Stranger" by Robert Nichols
And gaily the dark-visaged seamen
Quaff, cursing the mists and the rain;
Gravely drinking from goblets of silver
Sits their chief, Don Fereija of Spain.
"Tobermory Bay" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
The swain was brisk, his visage fair,
His stature tall, majestic air;
His sparkling eyes their lustre were,
Like stars so clear;
Entangled by the nymph so fair,
To her drew near.
"Art And Nature" by Susannah Hawkins
Whilst tracing thy visage I sink in emotion,
For no other damsel so wond'rous I see;
Thy looks are so pleasing, thy charms so amazing,
I think of no other, my true-love, but thee.
"Love" by George Moses Horton

In news:

Henry James and Henry Kissinger stand sternly side by side looking off at some fixed point, their visages oozing importance.
Seems that some are objecting to her smiling visage gracing our letters and postcards.
RBH Announces Visage In-Ceiling Speakers.
Salon Visage is collecting donations to assist Hurricane Sandy victims.
Ani Albert, right, and her daughter Kyla Albert tour the newly renovated Salon Visage at Downtown West on Sunday, October 7, 2012.
Brittany Visage is a Senior for the number one ranked girls Varsity Volleyball team.
Visage CS 3.1 3D Software Designed for Speed.
At ECR 2009, Visage Imaging showcased its Visage CS 3.1, 3D software, which the company says is designed for speed.
Visage CS 3.1 Enhances Advanced Visualization.
Visage to Show Thin Client Server with Cardiac Analysis Option at SCCT 2008.
The beauty of His Visage.
There are artists who strive to re-create reality, to perfectly capture a vista or a visage through a camera lens, on canvas, or in clay.
Paul Marino and Fred Jones said a replacement mask for the one-of-a-kind visage — used for Macbeth 's decapitated head — has proven inferior.
And sure, some might see a vicious edge in the pairing of Obama's visage with that of bin Laden.
Chief Garry's visage is gone, but a new art installation reflects his spirit.
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In science:

Our interpretation of this visage is illustrated in Figure 2.
A Coronal Hole's Effects on CME Shock Morphology in the Inner Heliosphere
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