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Definitions of face

  1. To play the hypocrite; to turn the face. To face the enemy, to meet him in front, and oppose him with determination. Right face Left face! and Right about face! words of command, on which the soldiers individually turn to the side specified To face down, to oppose boldly or impudently. To face out, to brave unblushingly. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To meet in front; confront; oppose. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To cover; smooth the surface of. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. To meet in front; to oppose with firmness; to resist, or to meet for the purpose of stopping or opposing; to confront; to encounter; as, to face an enemy in the field of battle. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To Confront impudently; to bully. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To stand opposite to; to stand with the face or front toward; to front upon; as, the apartments of the general faced the park. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To cover in front, for ornament, protection, etc.; to put a facing upon; as, a building faced with marble. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To line near the edge, esp. with a different material; as, to face the front of a coat, or the bottom of a dress. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To cover with better, or better appearing, material than the mass consists of, for purpose of deception, as the surface of a box of tea, a barrel of sugar, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To make the surface of (anything) flat or smooth; to dress the face of (a stone, a casting, etc.); esp., in turning, to shape or smooth the flat surface of, as distinguished from the cylindrical surface. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To cause to turn or present a face or front, as in a particular direction. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To meet in front; oppose with boldness or confidence; stand opposite to; cover with an additional surface. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. To meet in the face or in front; to stand opposite to; to resist; to put an additional face or surface on; to cover in front. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. To meet in front; oppose; cover in front. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. To carry a false appearance; to play the hypocrite. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To turn the face; as, to face to the right or left. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To present a face or front. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To turn the body, as after the command "right face.". The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. To turn the face. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. deal with (something unpleasant) head on; "You must confront your problems"; "He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. oppose, as in hostility or a competition; "You must confront your opponent"; "Jackson faced Smith in the boxing ring"; "The two enemies finally confronted each other" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. be opposite; "the facing page"; "the two sofas face each other" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. To meet in front; to oppose with firmless; to resist, or to meet for the purpose of stopping or opposing; to stand with the face or front toward; to cover in front; to smooth the surface of; to make appear of superior quality. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. To meet in front; to meet and oppose with firmness; to cover with an additional surface; to make a false appearance. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  25. Facing. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  26. the expression on a person's face; "a sad expression"; "a look of triumph"; "an angry face" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  27. impudent aggressiveness; "I couldn't believe her boldness"; "he had the effrontery to question my honesty" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  28. a vertical surface of a building or cliff Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  29. the side upon which the use of a thing depends (usually the most prominent surface of an object); "he dealt the cards face down" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  30. the striking or working surface of an implement Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  31. the general outward appearance of something; "the face of the city is changing" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  32. status in the eyes of others; "he lost face" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  33. the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear; "he washed his face"; "I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  34. a surface forming part of the outside of an object; "he examined all sides of the crystal"; "dew dripped from the face of the leaf" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  35. a contorted facial expression; "she made a grimace at the prospect" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  36. the part of an animal corresponding to the human face Wordnet Dictionary DB
  37. a part of a person that is used to refer to a person; "he looked out at a roomful of faces"; "when he returned to work he met many new faces" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  38. cover the front or surface of; "The building was faced with beautiful stones" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  39. line the edge (of a garment) with a different material; "face the lapels of the jacket" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  40. turn so as to face; turn the face in a certain direction; "Turn and face your partner now" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  41. turn so as to expose the face; "face a playing card" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  42. be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to; "The house looks north"; "My backyard look onto the pond"; "The building faces the park" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  43. The exterior form or appearance of anything; that part which presents itself to the view; especially, the front or upper part or surface; that which particularly offers itself to the view of a spectator. Webster Dictionary DB
  44. That part of a body, having several sides, which may be seen from one point, or which is presented toward a certain direction; one of the bounding planes of a solid; as, a cube has six faces. Webster Dictionary DB
  45. The principal dressed surface of a plate, disk, or pulley; the principal flat surface of a part or object. Webster Dictionary DB
  46. That part of the acting surface of a cog in a cog wheel, which projects beyond the pitch line. Webster Dictionary DB
  47. The width of a pulley, or the length of a cog from end to end; as, a pulley or cog wheel of ten inches face. Webster Dictionary DB
  48. The upper surface, or the character upon the surface, of a type, plate, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  49. The style or cut of a type or font of type. Webster Dictionary DB
  50. Outside appearance; surface show; look; external aspect, whether natural, assumed, or acquired. Webster Dictionary DB
  51. That part of the head, esp. of man, in which the eyes, cheeks, nose, and mouth are situated; visage; countenance. Webster Dictionary DB
  52. Cast of features; expression of countenance; look; air; appearance. Webster Dictionary DB
  53. Ten degrees in extent of a sign of the zodiac. Webster Dictionary DB
  54. Maintenance of the countenance free from abashment or confusion; confidence; boldness; shamelessness; effrontery. Webster Dictionary DB
  55. Presence; sight; front; as in the phrases, before the face of, in the immediate presence of; in the face of, before, in, or against the front of; as, to fly in the face of danger; to the face of, directly to; from the face of, from the presence of. Webster Dictionary DB
  56. Mode of regard, whether favorable or unfavorable; favor or anger; mostly in Scriptural phrases. Webster Dictionary DB
  57. The end or wall of the tunnel, drift, or excavation, at which work is progressing or was last done. Webster Dictionary DB
  58. The countenance; dial of a clock, etc.; front; surface; outward aspect; confidence; an expressive grimace; value, excluding discount or interest; said of a note, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  59. The visible forepart of the head; the outside make or appearance; front; cast of features; look; boldness; presence; (B.) anger or favor; a term applied in various technical meanings; as, the dial of a clock, watch, compass card, or other indicator, the sole of a plane, the flat portion of a hammer head which comes in contact with the object struck, the edge of a cutting instrument, the surface of a printing type that impresses the characters. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  60. Facial. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  61. Front of anything; forepart of the head; look; presence; boldness. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  62. The front part of the head; the countenance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  63. The surface; front; aspect; look; show; direct statement. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  64. Personal presence; sight. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  65. Effrontery; assurance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  66. A grotesque expression. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  67. The surface or side which presents itself to the view; the front of a thing; the front part of the head; the visage; aspect of the face; look; look, as of anger or favour; the plane surface or side of a solid; visible state; appearance; confidence; effrontery; presence; sight; the person. To accept one's face, to show him favour or grant his request. To set the face against, to oppose. To make faces, to distort the form of the face. Face to face, in immediate presence. The face of a bastion, the two sides resching from the flanks of the salient angle Face-prolonged, that part of the line of defence which is between the angle of the shoulder and the curtain. The face of a gun, the superficies of the metal at the extremity of the muzzle. The faces of a square. the different sides of a battalion, &c. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  68. The countenance; the front or surface of anything; appearance; look; visible state of affairs; boldness. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  69. Faced. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for face

  1. Come and face him up with me." – They of the High Trails by Hamlin Garland
  2. Paul's face was on fire. – Winning His Way by Charles Carleton Coffin
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