Definition of "visa" []

  • An official authorization appended to a passport, permitting entry into and travel within a particular country or region. (noun)
  • To endorse or ratify (a passport). (verb-transitive)
  • To give a visa to. (verb-transitive)
  • An endorsement in a passport or similar document, signifying that the document is in order and permitting its bearer to travel into or through the country of the government issuing it (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Any sign or signature of approval (noun)
  • To enter a visa into (a passport) (verb)
  • To endorse or ratify (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "visa" in a sentence
  • "At the same time the Israelis have stressed before the American authorities their well-known position to make sure that the State Department refuse a visa of entry to Isam Sartawi, Sabri Jeries and Mrs. Hamami, the widow of the late Said Hamami [who was assassinated in London in December 1977 by Iraqi agents because of his open advocacy of peace on the basis of a Palestinian state alongside Israel] in case they request such visa…."
  • "It also appears from the Hebrew (and not accurately reflected in the translation) that the visa is a specialized one (a “Nuclear Research Visa”) subject to more discretion that a regular entry visa."
  • "I have a valid FM3 visa, but no where in the visa is there an expiration date."