|1.||[ noun ] (zoology) the front of the 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"
|Related terms:||external_body_part countenance head homo eye nose cheek feature chin mouth brow beard eyebrow jowl jaw facial facial_muscle facial_vein|
|2.||[ verb ] deal with (something unpleasant) head on|
"You must confront your problems" "He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes"
|Related terms:||avoid set_about undertake tackle confront|
|3.||[ verb ] 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"
|Related terms:||meet pit front tackle take_the_bull_by_the_horns face_off confrontation boldness|
|4.||[ noun ] the expression on a person's face|
|Synonyms:||look expression facial_expression aspect|
"a sad expression" "a look of triumph" "an angry face"
|Related terms:||countenance sparkle leer look|
|5.||[ noun ] the general outward appearance of something|
"the face of the city is changing"
|6.||[ verb ] face 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"
|Related terms:||back lie lie confront frontage|
|7.||[ verb ] be oriented in a certain direction|
|Synonyms:||overlook look_out_on look_across look_out_over|
"The house looks out on a tennis court" "The apartment overlooks the Hudson"
|Related terms:||lie lie overlook|
|8.||[ noun ] the act of confronting bravely|
"he hated facing the facts" "he excelled in the face of danger"
|Related terms:||braving confront|
|9.||[ noun ] the striking or working surface of an implement|
|Related terms:||surface racket head|
|10.||[ verb ] turn so as to face; turn the face in a certain direction|
"Turn and face your partner now"
|11.||[ verb ] be opposite|
"the facing page" "the two sofas face each other"
|Related terms:||be front|
|12.||[ verb ] present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize|
"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"
|13.||[ noun ] (synecdoche) 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"
|Related terms:||person synecdoche|
|14.||[ noun ] (zoology) the part of an animal corresponding to the human face|
|Related terms:||external_body_part muzzle animal|
|15.||[ noun ] 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"
|Related terms:||surface front top bottom rear lee beam-ends|
|16.||[ noun ] the side upon which the use of a thing depends (usually the most prominent surface of an object)|
"he dealt the cards face down"
|Related terms:||front dial clock_face watch playing_card|
|17.||[ verb ] (clothing) line the edge (of a garment) with a different material|
"face the lapels of the jacket"
|Related terms:||line revet reface|
|18.||[ verb ] cover the front or surface of|
: "The building was faced with beautiful stones"
|Related terms:||cover reface lining|
|19.||[ noun ] (printing) a specific size and style of type within a type family|
|Synonyms:||fount typeface font|
|Related terms:||type boldface italic font_cartridge proportional_font Gothic typewriter_font screen_font sans_serif type_family|
|20.||[ noun ] status in the eyes of others|
"he lost face"
|21.||[ verb ] turn so as to expose the face|
"face a playing card"
|22.||[ noun ] a contorted facial expression|
"she made a grimace at the prospect"
|Related terms:||facial_expression pout grimace|
|23.||[ noun ] impudent aggressiveness|
|Synonyms:||brass effrontery nerve cheek boldness|
"I couldn't believe her boldness" "he had the effrontery to question my honesty"
|Related terms:||aggressiveness audacity cheek|
|24.||[ noun ] a vertical surface of a building or cliff|
|Related terms:||vertical_surface coalface perpendicular|