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face

face - Dictionary definition and meaning for word face

Definition
(noun) the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear
Synonyms : human face
Example Sentence
  • he washed his face
  • I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news

Definition
(noun) the feelings expressed on a person's face
Example Sentence
  • a sad expression
  • a look of triumph
  • an angry face

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(noun) the general outward appearance of something
Example Sentence
  • the face of the city is changing

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(noun) the striking or working surface of an implement
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(noun) a part of a person that is used to refer to a person
Example Sentence
  • he looked out at a roomful of faces
  • when he returned to work he met many new faces

Definition
(noun) a surface forming part of the outside of an object
Synonyms : side
Example Sentence
  • he examined all sides of the crystal
  • dew dripped from the face of the leaf

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(noun) the part of an animal corresponding to the human face
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(noun) the side upon which the use of a thing depends (usually the most prominent surface of an object)
Example Sentence
  • he dealt the cards face down

Definition
(noun) a contorted facial expression
Synonyms : grimace
Example Sentence
  • she made a grimace at the prospect

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(noun) a specific size and style of type within a type family
Synonyms : case , font , fount , typeface

Definition
(noun) status in the eyes of others
Example Sentence
  • he lost face

Definition
(noun) impudent aggressiveness
Synonyms : boldness , brass , cheek , nerve
Example Sentence
  • I couldn't believe her boldness
  • he had the effrontery to question my honesty

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(noun) a vertical surface of a building or cliff
Definition
(verb) deal with (something unpleasant) head on
Synonyms : confront , face up
Example Sentence
  • You must confront your problems
  • He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes

Definition
(verb) oppose, as in hostility or a competition
Synonyms : confront
Example Sentence
  • You must confront your opponent
  • Jackson faced Smith in the boxing ring
  • The two enemies finally confronted each other

Definition
(verb) be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to
Synonyms : front , look
Example Sentence
  • The house looks north
  • My backyard look onto the pond
  • The building faces the park

Definition
(verb) be opposite
Example Sentence
  • the facing page
  • the two sofas face each other

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(verb) turn so as to face; turn the face in a certain direction
Example Sentence
  • Turn and face your partner now

Definition
(verb) present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize
Synonyms : confront , present
Example Sentence
  • We confronted him with the evidence
  • He was faced with all the evidence and could no longer deny his actions
  • An enormous dilemma faces us

Definition
(verb) turn so as to expose the face
Example Sentence
  • face a playing card

Definition
(verb) line the edge (of a garment) with a different material
Example Sentence
  • face the lapels of the jacket

Definition
(verb) cover the front or surface of
Example Sentence
  • The building was faced with beautiful stones

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