1. [ noun ] (zoology) the front of the head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear
Synonyms: human_face

"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
Synonyms: confront face_up

"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
Synonyms: confront

"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"

Related terms: appearance
6. [ verb ] face in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to
Synonyms: front look

"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
Synonyms: facing

"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"

Related terms: turn
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
Synonyms: confront present

"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"

Related terms: confront
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
Synonyms: side

"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"

Related terms: status
21. [ verb ] turn so as to expose the face

"face a playing card"

Related terms: disclose
22. [ noun ] a contorted facial expression
Synonyms: grimace

"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
Similar spelling:   Facey