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Webster 1913 Edition


Visor

Vis′or

,
Noun.
[OE.
visere
, F.
visière
, fr. OF.
vis
. See
Visage
,
Vision
.]
[Written also
visar
,
visard
,
vizard
, and
vizor
.]
1.
A part of a helmet, arranged so as to lift or open, and so show the face. The openings for seeing and breathing are generally in it.
2.
A mask used to disfigure or disguise.
“My very visor began to assume life.”
Shak.
My weaker government since, makes you pull off the
visor
.
Sir P. Sidney.
3.
The fore piece of a cap, projecting over, and protecting the eyes.

Webster 1828 Edition


Visor

VI'SOR

,
Noun.
s as z. [L. visus, video; written also visard, visar, vizard.]
1.
A head piece or mask used to disfigure and disguise.
My weaker government since, makes you pull off the visor.
Swarms of knaves the visor quite disgrace.
2.
A perforated part of a helmet.

Definition 2022


visor

visor

English

Alternative forms

Noun

visor (plural visors)

  1. A part of a helmet, arranged so as to lift or open, and so show the face. The openings for seeing and breathing are generally in it.
    • 1786, Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 7:
      A close helmet entirely covers the head, face, and neck, having on the front perforations for the admission of air, and slits through which the wearer may see objects around him, this part which is stiled the visor lifts up by means of a pivot over each ear.
  2. A mask used to disfigure or disguise.
    • 1608, William Shakspeare, Pericles, Prince of Tyre, Act IV, Scene IV, line 44.
      No visor does become black villainy So well as soft and tender flattery.
  3. The fore piece of a cap, projecting over, and protecting the eyes.

Translations

Related terms


Latin

Verb

vīsor

  1. first-person singular present passive indicative of vīsō

References


Spanish

Noun

visor m (plural visores)

  1. visor

Swedish

Noun

visor

  1. indefinite plural of visa