Definitions for face

Definitions for (noun) face

Main entry: face

Definition: a vertical surface of a building or cliff

Main entry: face

Definition: the side upon which the use of a thing depends (usually the most prominent surface of an object)

Usage: he dealt the cards face down

Main entry: face

Definition: the striking or working surface of an implement

Main entry: face

Definition: the general outward appearance of something

Usage: the face of the city is changing

Main entry: aspect, expression, face, facial expression, look

Definition: the feelings expressed on a person's face

Usage: a sad expression; a look of triumph; an angry face

Main entry: nerve, brass, cheek, boldness, face

Definition: impudent aggressiveness

Usage: I couldn't believe her boldness; he had the effrontery to question my honesty

Main entry: face

Definition: status in the eyes of others

Usage: he lost face

Main entry: face, human face

Definition: the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear

Usage: he washed his face; I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news

Main entry: face

Definition: the part of an animal corresponding to the human face

Main entry: typeface, face, font, fount, case

Definition: a specific size and style of type within a type family

Main entry: face, grimace

Definition: a contorted facial expression

Usage: she made a grimace at the prospect

Main entry: side, face

Definition: a surface forming part of the outside of an object

Usage: he examined all sides of the crystal; dew dripped from the face of the leaf

Main entry: face

Definition: a part of a person that is used to refer to a person

Usage: he looked out at a roomful of faces; when he returned to work he met many new faces

Definitions for (verb) face

Main entry: face, face up, confront

Definition: deal with (something unpleasant) head on

Usage: You must confront your problems; He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes

Main entry: face, confront, present

Definition: present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize

Usage: 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

Main entry: face, confront

Definition: oppose, as in hostility or a competition

Usage: You must confront your opponent; Jackson faced Smith in the boxing ring; The two enemies finally confronted each other

Main entry: face

Definition: cover the front or surface of

Usage: The building was faced with beautiful stones

Main entry: face

Definition: line the edge (of a garment) with a different material

Usage: face the lapels of the jacket

Main entry: face

Definition: turn so as to face; turn the face in a certain direction

Usage: Turn and face your partner now

Main entry: face

Definition: turn so as to expose the face

Usage: face a playing card

Main entry: front, face, look

Definition: be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to

Usage: The house looks north; My backyard look onto the pond; The building faces the park

Main entry: face

Definition: be opposite

Usage: the facing page; the two sofas face each other

Visual thesaurus for face