A polish 9mm semi-automatic handgun manufactured from 1935 to 1945.

Designed in 1930 by weapon innovator Piotr Wilniewczyc, with the help of Jan Skrzypiński, the Vis (latin for "force", originally called WiS as an acronym of the creators' names, also known as Model 35) was based on the american Colt M1911, but had several technical differences which improved it's accuracy and stability, gave it good ergonomics and a firm grip, while keeping it reliable after over 6000 shots. It was widely considered one of the best firearms of the period today.

It was originally produced in the Radom Arms Factory. After the successful invasion of Poland in World War II, the germans continued it's production, but moved part of the assembly over to a factory in Austria (and finally the entire process in 1944) fearing that the polish underground resistance could smuggle the Radom produce. Actually they made their own from smuggled spare parts and widely used them during the Warsaw Uprising of 1944. After Poland came under soviet dominance the production of the Vis was halted and they were replaced by greatly inferior russian TT-33's.
Though a rarity, they are still prized by collectors to this day.
by The Crying Dutchman July 27, 2009
magical energy in the Thaumcraft mod for minecraft. Below the Thaumcraft 6 version of it, it is based on certain elements, but in Thaumcraft 6, it is simply positive magical energy.
"hey can you make a ritual matrix for our altar we're gonna make"

"no, we need more Vis to do that"
by Sossololpipi November 28, 2020
It means "win" in kade's world
Vis is only in kade's world
by epicsiv24 April 17, 2011
"Can you help me find a coconut, you know, like a vis-a-vis?"
- Q, Impractical Jokers -
by bilkywaygalaxy January 31, 2017
In relation to or in comparison with.
"It is interesting reading your reactions. Your five predecessors were by design based on a similar predication, a contingent affirmation that was meant to create a profound attachment to the rest of your species, facilitating the function of the one. While the others experienced this in a very general way, your experience is far more specific. Vis-a-vis, love."
by RENEGATUS DOT COM October 18, 2003
About or with regard to.
I'm not sure what I can do vis a vis the car.
by Aaron Ruby September 17, 2007
To be Beautiful, Cute and Adorable flawlessly with seamless transition.
You are so Vi..
by A Smart Idiot July 22, 2014