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    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
    Definition
    (noun) the general outward appearance of something
    Example Sentence
    • the face of the city is changing
    Definition
    (noun) the striking or working surface of an implement Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (noun) the part of an animal corresponding to the human face Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (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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