face, human face(noun)
the front of the human 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"
expression, look, aspect, facial expression, face(noun)
the feelings expressed on a person's face
"a sad expression"; "a look of triumph"; "an angry face"
construction, font, formula, look, verbalism, case, cheek, reflection, aspect, reflexion, smell, manifestation, view, fount, saying, vista, nerve, locution, facet, verbal expression, grammatical construction, facial expression, prospect, formulation, scene, spirit, side, tone, panorama, feel, facial gesture, brass, boldness, flavour, face, feeling, grimace, expression, looking at, human face, looking, flavor, typeface
the general outward appearance of something
"the face of the city is changing"
the striking or working surface of an implement
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"
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"
the part of an animal corresponding to the human face
the side upon which the use of a thing depends (usually the most prominent surface of an object)
"he dealt the cards face down"
a contorted facial expression
"she made a grimace at the prospect"
font, fount, typeface, face, case(noun)
a specific size and style of type within a type family
type, font, instance, look, pillow slip, case, eccentric, aspect, pillowcase, guinea pig, cheek, boldness, fount, casing, character, event, nerve, subject, example, facial expression, cause, baptismal font, shell, causa, side, grimace, slip, compositor's case, caseful, grammatical case, fountain, face, showcase, expression, vitrine, brass, human face, baptistry, display case, sheath, typeface, typesetter's case, baptistery, lawsuit, suit
status in the eyes of others
"he lost face"
boldness, nerve, brass, face, cheek(noun)
"I couldn't believe her boldness"; "he had the effrontery to question my honesty"
font, look, case, hardiness, nervus, aspect, administration, cheek, strikingness, boldness, fount, buttock, impudence, governing body, hardihood, nerve, plaque, daring, facial expression, brass section, brass, side, organization, grimace, heart, memorial tablet, spunk, face, organisation, mettle, expression, governance, brass instrument, human face, establishment, typeface, impertinence
a vertical surface of a building or cliff
confront, face up, face(verb)
deal with (something unpleasant) head on
"You must confront your problems"; "He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes"
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"
front, look, face(verb)
be oriented 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"
"the facing page"; "the two sofas face each other"
turn so as to face; turn the face in a certain direction
"Turn and face your partner now"
confront, face, present(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"
turn so as to expose the face
"face a playing card"
line the edge (of a garment) with a different material
"face the lapels of the jacket"
cover the front or surface of
"The building was faced with beautiful stones"
face(noun)Makeup; one's complete facial cosmetic application.
face(noun)Short for babyface. A wrestler whose on-ring persona is embodying heroic or virtuous traits. Contrast with heel.
face(noun)The front surface of a bat.
face(noun)The part of a that hits the ball.
face(noun)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).
face(verb)The front part of the head, featuring the eyes, nose, and mouth and the surrounding area.
face(verb)One's facial expression.
face(verb)The public image; outward appearance.
face(verb)The frontal aspect of something.
face(verb)The directed force of something.
face(noun)Good reputation; standing in the eyes of others; dignity; prestige. (See lose face, save face).
face(noun)Any of the flat bounding surfaces of a polyhedron. More generally, any of the bounding pieces of a polytope of any dimension.
face(noun)Any surface; especially a front or outer one.
face(noun)The numbered dial of a clock or watch.
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