Definition of Face

1. Noun. 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"

2. Verb. Deal with (something unpleasant) head on. "He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes"
Exact synonyms: Confront, Face Up
Related verbs: Confront, Present
Generic synonyms: Approach, Go About, Set About
Specialized synonyms: Tackle, Take On, Undertake
Antonyms: Avoid

3. Noun. The feelings expressed on a person's face. "An angry face"
Exact synonyms: Aspect, Expression, Facial Expression, Look
Generic synonyms: Countenance, Visage
Specialized synonyms: Leer, Light, Spark, Sparkle, Twinkle
Derivative terms: Look, Look, Look

4. Verb. Oppose, as in hostility or a competition. "The two enemies finally confronted each other"
Exact synonyms: Confront
Specialized synonyms: Breast, Front, Take The Bull By The Horns, Match, Oppose, Pit, Play Off
Generic synonyms: Encounter, Meet, Play, Take On
Derivative terms: Confrontation, Confrontation
Also: Face Off

5. Noun. The general outward appearance of something. "The face of the city is changing"
Generic synonyms: Appearance, Visual Aspect

6. Verb. Be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to. "His fields face mine at this point"; "The building faces the park"
Exact synonyms: Front, Look
Generic synonyms: Lie
Specialized synonyms: Confront
Antonyms: Back
Derivative terms: Front, Front, Frontage

7. Noun. The striking or working surface of an implement.
Group relationships: Club Head, Club-head, Clubhead, Golf-club Head, Head, Racket, Racquet
Generic synonyms: Surface

8. Verb. Be opposite. "The two sofas face each other"
Generic synonyms: Be
Related verbs: Front, Look

9. Noun. A part of a person that is used to refer to a person. "When he returned to work he met many new faces"
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Language type: Synecdoche

10. Verb. Turn so as to face; turn the face in a certain direction. "Turn and face your partner now"
Generic synonyms: Turn

11. Noun. A surface forming part of the outside of an object. "Dew dripped from the face of the leaf"
Exact synonyms: Side
Specialized synonyms: Beam-ends, Bottom, Underside, Undersurface, Forepart, Front, Front End, Lee, Lee Side, Leeward, Windward, Back End, Backside, Rear, Top, Top Side, Upper Side, Upside
Generic synonyms: Surface
Derivative terms: Facial

12. Verb. Present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize. "An enormous dilemma faces us"
Exact synonyms: Confront, Present
Related verbs: Confront, Face Up
Derivative terms: Confrontation

13. Noun. The part of an animal corresponding to the human face.
Group relationships: Animal, Animate Being, Beast, Brute, Creature, Fauna
Specialized synonyms: Muzzle
Generic synonyms: External Body Part
Derivative terms: Facial

14. Verb. Turn so as to expose the face. "Face a playing card"
Generic synonyms: Disclose, Expose

15. 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"
Specialized synonyms: Clock Dial, Clock Face, Dial
Generic synonyms: Front
Group relationships: Playing Card, Ticker, Watch

16. Verb. Line the edge (of a garment) with a different material. "Face the lapels of the jacket"
Generic synonyms: Line
Specialized synonyms: Reface
Derivative terms: Facing

17. Noun. A contorted facial expression. "She made a grimace at the prospect"
Exact synonyms: Grimace
Generic synonyms: Facial Expression, Facial Gesture
Specialized synonyms: Moue, Pout, Wry Face
Derivative terms: Grimace

18. Verb. Cover the front or surface of. "The building was faced with beautiful stones"
Specialized synonyms: Revet, Reface
Generic synonyms: Cover
Derivative terms: Facing, Facing, Facing

19. Noun. A specific size and style of type within a type family.

20. Noun. Status in the eyes of others. "He lost face"
Generic synonyms: Position, Status

21. Noun. Impudent aggressiveness. "He had the effrontery to question my honesty"
Exact synonyms: Boldness, Brass, Cheek, Nerve
Generic synonyms: Aggressiveness
Specialized synonyms: Audaciousness, Audacity
Derivative terms: Brassy, Cheek, Cheeky, Nervy

22. Noun. A vertical surface of a building or cliff.
Specialized synonyms: Perpendicular, Coalface
Generic synonyms: Vertical Surface

Definition of Face

1. n. The exterior form or appearance of anything; that part which presents itself to the view; especially, the front or upper part or surface; that which particularly offers itself to the view of a spectator.

2. v. t. To meet in front; to oppose with firmness; to resist, or to meet for the purpose of stopping or opposing; to confront; to encounter; as, to face an enemy in the field of battle.

3. v. i. To carry a false appearance; to play the hypocrite.

Definition of Face

1. Noun. (anatomy) The front part of the head, featuring the eyes, nose, and mouth and the surrounding area. ¹

2. Noun. One's facial expression. ¹

3. Noun. The public image; outward appearance. ¹

4. Noun. The frontal aspect of something. ¹

5. Noun. The directed force of something. ¹

6. Noun. Good reputation; standing in the eyes of others; dignity; prestige. (''See'' '''lose face''', '''save face'''). ¹

7. Noun. (geometry) Any of the flat bounding surfaces of a polyhedron. More generally, any of the bounding pieces of a polytope of any dimension. ¹

8. Noun. Any surface; especially a front or outer one. ¹

9. Noun. The numbered dial of a clock or watch. ¹

10. Noun. (slang) The mouth. ¹

11. Noun. (slang) Makeup; one's complete facial cosmetic application. ¹

12. Noun. (slang professional wrestling) Short for babyface. A wrestler whose on-ring persona is embodying heroic or virtuous traits. Contrast with heel. ¹

13. Noun. (cricket) The front surface of a bat. ¹

14. Noun. (golf) The part of a (soplink golf club) that hits the ball. ¹

15. Noun. (cards) The side of the card that shows its value (as opposed to the back side, which looks the same on all cards of the deck). ¹

16. Noun. (typography) A typeface. ¹

17. Verb. (transitive of a person or animal) to position oneself or itself so as to have one's face closest to (something). ¹

18. Verb. (transitive of an object) to have its front closest to (something else). ¹

19. Verb. (transitive) To deal with (a difficult situation or person). ¹

20. Verb. (intransitive) To have the front in a certain direction. ¹

21. Verb. (transitive) to have as an opponent ¹

22. Verb. (intransitive) (cricket) To be the striking batsman.* ¹

¹ Source:

Definition of Face

1. to oppose or meet defiantly [v FACED, FACING, FACES] : FACEABLE [adj]

Medical Definition of Face

1. 1. The exterior form or appearance of anything; that part which presents itself to the view; especially, the front or upper part or surface; that which particularly offers itself to the view of a spectator. "A mist . . . Watered the whole face of the ground." (Gen. Ii. 6) "Lake Leman wooes me with its crystal face." (Byron) 2. That part of a body, having several sides, which may be seen from one point, or which is presented toward a certain direction; one of the bounding planes of a solid; as, a cube has six faces. 3. The principal dressed surface of a plate, disk, or pulley; the principal flat surface of a part or object. That part of the acting surface of a cog in a cog wheel, which projects beyond the pitch line. The width of a pulley, or the length of a cog from end to end; as, a pulley or cog wheel of ten inches face. 4. The upper surface, or the character upon the surface, of a type, plate, etc. The style or cut of a type or font of type. 5. Outside appearance; surface show; look; external aspect, whether natural, assumed, or acquired. "To set a face upon their own malignant design." (Milton) "This would produce a new face of things in Europe." (Addison) "We wear a face of joy, because We have been glad of yore." (Wordsworth) 6. That part of the head, especially. Of man, in which the eyes, cheeks, nose, and mouth are situated; visage; countenance. "In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread." (Gen. Iii. 19) 7. Cast of features; expression of countenance; look; air; appearance. "We set the best faceon it we could." (Dryden) 8. Ten degrees in extent of a sign of the zodiac. 9. Maintenance of the countenance free from abashment or confusion; confidence; boldness; shamelessness; effrontery. "This is the man that has the face to charge others with false citations." (Tillotson) 10. Presence; sight; front; as in the phrases, before the face of, in the immediate presence of; in the face of, before, in, or against the front of; as, to fly in the face of danger; to the face of, directly to; from the face of, from the presenceof. 11. Mode of regard, whether favorable or unfavorable; favor or anger; mostly in Scriptural phrases. "The Lord make his face to shine upon thee." (Num. Vi. 25) "My face [favor] will I turn also from them." (Ezek. Vii. 22) 12. The end or wall of the tunnel, drift, or excavation, at which work is progressing or was last done. 13. The exact amount expressed on a bill, note, bond, or other mercantile paper, without any addition for interest or reduction for discount. Face is used either adjectively or as part of a compound; as, face guard or face-guard; face cloth; face plan or face-plan; face hammer. Face ague A crown wheel. A Wheel whose disk face is adapted for grinding and polishing; a lap. Cylinder face, one of the sides of a battalion when formed in a square. Face of a watch, clock, compass, card etc, the dial or graduated surface on which a pointer indicates the time of day, point of the compass, etc. Face to face. In the presence of each other; as, to bring the accuser and the accused face to face. Without the interposition of any body or substance. "Now we see through a glass darkly; but then face to face." 1 . With the faces or finished surfaces turned inward or toward one another; vis a vis; opposed to back to back. To fly in the face of, to defy; to brave; to withstand. To make a face, to distort the countenance; to make a grimace. Origin: F, from L. Facies form, shape, face, perh. From facere = to make (see Fact); or perh. Orig. Meaning appearance, and from a root meaning to shine, and akin to E. Fancy. Cf. Facetious. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Face

fac brat
facade pattern
facade patterns
face (current term)
face-amount certificate company
face-bow fork
face-bow record

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