vis·age / ˈvizij/ • n. [usu. in sing.] poetic/lit. a person's face, with reference to the form or proportions of the features: an elegant, angular visage. ∎ a person's facial expression: there was something hidden behind his visage of cheerfulness. ∎ fig. the surface of an object presented to view: the moonlit visage of the port's whitewashed buildings. DERIVATIVES: vis·aged adj. [in comb.] a stern-visaged old man.