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Monday, May 26, 2003

Definitions for visage

  1. The face, countenance, or look of a person or an animal; -- chiefly applied to the human face.
  2. Look; appearance; aspect.

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Citations for visage
Older than most, and taller -- taller than Perlman, in fact -- she had a long and lean visage that might once have passed for fair but which age had turned more knowing and severe. Brooks Hansen, Perlman's Ordeal
I hadn't shaved in ever so long, either, but the way my whiskers grew I still looked more dirty than bearded to the quick glance I give my visage now and again when kneeling to drink in a stream slow-moving enough to reflect an image. Thomas Berger, The Return of Little Big Man
Origin of visage
1250-1300
Visage is from Old French, from vis, "face," from Latin visus, "seeing, sight, hence what is seen, appearance," from the past participle of videre, "to see."