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1. face [ n ] the front of the head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear
Examples: "he washed his face" "I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news"

Used in print:

(The Christian Science Monitor,...)

Cameras stared at soloists ' faces in extreme closeups , then considerately pulled_back for full views of ensemble work .

(The Providence Journal...)

Most of the female faces are new , or at_least not too familiar .

(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)

Piepsam calls the cyclist `` cur '' and `` puppy '' among other things , and at the crisis of his fit a little fox-terrier stands before him and howls into his face .

(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)

Bullets were so thick , throwing sand in his face , that he found it difficult to return the fire .

As he pushed open the door he fell on his face , one of his comrades pulling him inside .

Synonyms face human_face 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. face [ v ] deal with (something unpleasant) head on
Examples: "You must confront your problems" "He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes"

Used in print:

(The Times-Picayune, [New Orleans]...)

Every man who dabbles_in the market to make a_little easy_money on_the_side and suffers losses could at the time hardly face his wife who was wondering how her husband could be so dumb .

(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)

If the circumstances are faced frankly it is not reasonable to expect this to be true .

(Max F. Millikan and Donald L. M. Blackmer,...)

These societies can expect to face difficult times .

The United_States can help by communicating a genuine concern with the problems these countries face and a readiness to provide technical and other appropriate forms of assistance where possible .

Our central goal should be to provide the greatest positive incentive for these societies to tackle boldly the tasks which they face .

Synonyms face confront face_up Related Terms avoid set_about undertake tackle confront

3. face [ v ] oppose, as in hostility or a competition
Examples: "You must confront your opponent" "Jackson faced Smith in the boxing ring" "The two enemies finally confronted each other"

Used in print:

(The Times-Picayune, [New Orleans],...)

The Gov._Jimmie_H._Davis administration appears to face a difficult year in 1961 , with the governor 's theme of peace and harmony subjected to severe stresses .

If the administration does not succeed in passing the sales_tax bill , or any other tax_bill , it could very_well be faced this spring at the fiscal session of the Legislature with an interesting dilemma .

(The Oregonian, [Portland],...)

The wife of convicted bank robber Lawrence_G._Huntley was arrested in Phoenix , Ariz. , last week and will be returned to Portland to face charges of assault and robbery , Portland detectives said Friday .

(The Dallas Morning News,...)

But today many_of those men are reaching retirement age and suddenly realizing that they face an estate_tax problem with their closely held companies and also that they have no second-echelon management in their firms .

("National Affairs"...)

The liberals , smelling blood , were faced with the necessity of winning three big votes - in the Democratic Committee on Committees , in the full party caucus , and on the floor of the House - before they could oust Colmer .

Synonyms face confront Related Terms meet pit front tackle take_the_bull_by_the_horns face_off confrontation boldness

4. face [ n ] the expression on a person's face
Examples: "a sad expression" "a look of triumph" "an angry face"

Used in print:

(Whit Masterson, Evil Come, Evil Go....)

You think somebody is going_to stand_up in the audience and make guilty faces ?

Synonyms look face expression facial_expression aspect Related Terms countenance sparkle leer look

5. face [ n ] the general outward appearance of something
Examples: "the face of the city is changing"

Used in print:

(William G. Pollard, Physicist and Christian....)

I hear the boot of Lucifer , I see his filthy face '' !

(Christopher Davis, First Family....)

He looked at his son , his face worried .

(Tristram Coffin, Not to the Swift....)

Lawrence listened with the practiced , deceptive calm of the lawyer , but his face was in the shadow .

(Louis Zara, Dark Rider....)

The clock which had struck presented an innocent face .

(Bruce Palmer, "My Brother's Keeper", Many Are...)

Watson stared into a cadaverous face .

Synonyms face Related Terms appearance

6. face [ v ] face in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to
Examples: "The house looks north" "My backyard look onto the pond" "The building faces the park"

Used in print:

(The Christian Science Monitor,...)

Only_too often , however , you have the feeling that you are sitting in a room with some of the instruments lined_up on one wall to your left and others facing them on the wall to your right .

(Stephen Longstreet, Eagles Where I Walk....)

Below in the open bay facing Manhattan was Staten_Island , gritty with clam_shells and mud_flats behind which nested farms , cattle barns , and berry thickets .

(Frieda Arkin, "The Light of the Sea," in The...)

Here , too , she talked low , quirking her head at one or another of the places , most often at Izaak 's armchair which faced her across the long table .

(E. Lucas Myers, "The Vindication of Dr. Nestor,"...)

Alex suppressed those expressions of relief which offered to prevail in his face and escape from his throat ; unwarranted they were in_any_case for , as he stood facing the fille_de_chambre , his ears were assailed by new sounds from the interior of the shower_room .

(Richard Ferber, Bitter Valley....)

He got_up slowly , and she was already on her feet , and he stood facing her .

Synonyms face front look Related Terms back lie lie confront frontage

7. face [ v ] be oriented in a certain direction
Examples: "The house looks out on a tennis court" "The apartment overlooks the Hudson"

Used in print:


In 1899 , Parliament erected a statue to Cromwell in Westminster , facing Whitehall and there , presumably , he still stands .

(Jay C. Harris and John R. Van Wazer, "Detergent...)

( 3 ) For anionics , these micelles appear to be roughly spherical assemblages in which the hydrocarbon tails come together so that the polar groups ( the ionized ends ) face outward towards the aqueous continuous phase .

Synonyms face overlook look_out_on look_across look_out_over Related Terms lie lie overlook

8. face [ n ] the act of confronting bravely
Examples: "he hated facing the facts" "he excelled in the face of danger"

Used in print:

(Booton Herndon, "From Custer to Korea, The 7th Cavalry"...)

He went_down like a wet rag and the attackers hit_the_dirt in the face of the withering enemy fire .

(Kenneth Reiner, "Coping with Runaway Technology"...)

We are tempted to blame others for our problems rather than look them straight in the face and realize they are of_our_own making and possible of solution only by ourselves with the help of desperately needed , enlightened , competent leaders .

(87th Congress, 1st Session. Congressional Record....)

Then , abandoning the studies in the face of their promising outlook for all concerned , B. + O. entered on-again-off-again negotiations with C. + O. which resulted in the present situation .

(Harry Olesker, Impact....)

But Blanche had been able to maintain a serene and assured composure in the face of her widowed mother 's continued carping , had been able to resist her urgings to date anyone who offered the slightest possibility of matrimony .

Synonyms face facing Related Terms braving confront

9. face [ n ] the striking or working surface of an implement

Used in print:

(Harry H. Hull, "The Normal Forces and Their Ther...)

A tape of cellulose_acetate is pulled between the blocks and the tape pulls the fluid or paste with it between the parallel faces of the blocks .

The face of one block contained a hole 1 16 '' in diameter which led to a manometer for the measurement of the normal pressure .

The concept of the strain energy as a Gibbs function difference * * f and exerting a force normal to the shearing face is compatible with the information obtained from optical birefringence studies of fluids undergoing shear .

From this and the force of deformation it should be possible to calculate the elastic energy of deformation which should be equal to the * * f calculated from the pressure normal to the shearing face .

Synonyms face Related Terms surface racket head

10. face [ v ] turn so as to face; turn the face in a certain direction
Examples: "Turn and face your partner now"

Used in print:

(Richard S. Prather, "The Bawdy Beautiful," Cavalier...)

I guided her to the divan , turned_off the TV , faced her .

Synonyms face Related Terms turn

11. face [ v ] be opposite
Examples: "the facing page" "the two sofas face each other"

Used in print:

(Edwin Booth, Outlaw Town....)

When several minutes had passed and Curt had n't emerged from the livery_stable , Brenner re-entered the hotel and faced Summers across the counter .

(Samuel Elkin, "The Ball Player," Nugget, 6: 5...)

Mike_Deegan was standing beside it , facing the field .

Synonyms face Related Terms be front

12. face [ v ] present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize
Examples: "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"

Used in print:

(The Providence Journal BR-B16. Chicago Daily Tribune...)

The Providence_Journal editorial ( Jan. 25 ) entitled `` East_Greenwich Faces a Housing_Development Problem '' points to a dilemma that faces communities such_as ours .

(Booth Hemingway and Stuart H. Brown,...)

If your pool is located on or near sloping ground , it may have natural drainage which is certainly more desirable than to be faced with the annual expense and labor of first pumping out the water and_then scooping_out all the debris .

(Jim Harmon, "The Planet with No Nightmare," If,...)

There was no reason to leave the comfortable quarters inside the ship , except that , faced with a possibility of sleeping on solid_ground , they simply had_to get_out .

Synonyms confront face present Related Terms confront

13. face [ n ] (synecdoche) a part of a person that is used to refer to a person
Examples: "he looked out at a roomful of faces" "when he returned to work he met many new faces"

Used in print:

(Alex Gordon, The Cipher....)

From this side he could see farther into the legation 's third story window , but he saw no faces ; the room 's occupants were still seated or they had been called into the hallway by an alarmed police_captain .

(Morley Callaghan, A Passion in Rome....)

Jobs would be lost and new faces would become prominent .

Synonyms face Related Terms person synecdoche

14. face [ n ] the part of an animal corresponding to the human face

Used in print:

(Edwin Booth, Outlaw Town....)

Turning his back , Curt crossed to the stall , reached over to untie the buckskin 's halter rope , and waved his hand in the animal 's face .

Synonyms face Related Terms external_body_part muzzle animal

15. face [ n ] a surface forming part of the outside of an object
Examples: "he examined all sides of the crystal" "dew dripped from the face of the leaf"

Synonyms side face Related Terms surface front top bottom rear lee beam-ends

16. face [ n ] the side upon which the use of a thing depends (usually the most prominent surface of an object)
Examples: "he dealt the cards face down"

Synonyms face Related Terms front dial clock_face watch playing_card

17. face [ v ] line the edge (of a garment) with a different material
Examples: "face the lapels of the jacket"

Synonyms face Related Terms line revet reface

18. face [ v ] cover the front or surface of
Examples: : "The building was faced with beautiful stones"

Synonyms face Related Terms cover reface lining

19. face [ n ] a specific size and style of type within a type family

Synonyms fount typeface face font Related Terms type boldface italic font_cartridge proportional_font Gothic typewriter_font screen_font sans_serif type_family

20. face [ n ] status in the eyes of others
Examples: "he lost face"

Synonyms face Related Terms status

21. face [ v ] turn so as to expose the face
Examples: "face a playing card"

Synonyms face Related Terms disclose

22. face [ n ] a contorted facial expression
Examples: "she made a grimace at the prospect"

Synonyms face grimace Related Terms facial_expression pout grimace

23. face [ n ] impudent aggressiveness
Examples: "I couldn't believe her boldness" "he had the effrontery to question my honesty"

Synonyms brass effrontery nerve face cheek boldness Related Terms aggressiveness audacity cheek

24. face [ n ] a vertical surface of a building or cliff

Synonyms face Related Terms vertical_surface coalface perpendicular

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