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Noun: face  feys
  1. The front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear
    "I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news"; "he washed his face";
    - human face
     
  2. The feelings expressed on a person's face
    "an angry face";
    - expression, look, aspect, facial expression
     
  3. The general outward appearance of something
    "the face of the city is changing"
     
  4. The striking or working surface of an implement
     
  5. 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"
     
  6. A surface forming part of the outside of an object
    "dew dripped from the face of the leaf";
    - side
     
  7. The part of an animal corresponding to the human face
     
  8. The side upon which the use of a thing depends (usually the most prominent surface of an object)
    "he dealt the cards face down"
     
  9. A contorted facial expression
    "she made a face at the prospect";
    - grimace
     
  10. A specific size and style of type within a type family
    - font, fount [Brit], typeface, case
     
  11. Status in the eyes of others
    "he lost face"
     
  12. Impudent aggressiveness
    "I couldn't believe her face";
    - boldness, nerve, brass, cheek
     
  13. A vertical surface of a building or cliff
Verb: face  feys
  1. Deal with (something unpleasant) head on
    "He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes";
    - confront, face up
     
  2. Oppose, as in hostility or a competition
    "Jackson faced Smith in the boxing ring";
    - confront
     
  3. Be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to
    "The building faces the park";
    - front, look
     
  4. Be opposite
    "the facing page"; "the two sofas face each other"
     
  5. Turn so as to face; turn the face in a certain direction
    "Turn and face your partner now"
     
  6. Show something to somebody, usually to accuse or criticize
    "He was faced with all the evidence and could no longer deny his actions"; "An enormous dilemma faces us";
    - confront, present
     
  7. Turn so as to expose the face
    "face a playing card"
     
  8. Line the edge (of a garment) with a different material
    "face the lapels of the jacket"
     
  9. Cover the front or surface of
    "The building was faced with beautiful stones"

Derived forms: faces, faced, facing

See also: face off

Type of: aggressiveness, appearance, approach, be, countenance, cover, disclose, encounter, expose, external body part, facial expression, facial gesture, front, go about, individual, lie, line, meet, mortal, person, play, position, set about, somebody, someone, soul, status, surface, take on, turn, type, vertical surface, visage, visual aspect

Part of: animal, animate being, beast, brute, caput, club head, clubhead, club-head, creature, fauna, golf-club head, head, homo, human, human being, man, playing card, racket, racquet, ticker, type family, watch

Encyclopedia: Face