Synonyms for (noun) face

Synonyms: face

Definition: a vertical surface of a building or cliff

Similar words: vertical surface

Definition: a surface that is vertical


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: front

Definition: the side that is seen or that goes first


Synonyms: face

Definition: the striking or working surface of an implement

Similar words: surface

Definition: the outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary

Usage: there is a special cleaner for these surfaces; the cloth had a pattern of red dots on a white surface


Synonyms: face

Definition: the general outward appearance of something

Usage: the face of the city is changing

Similar words: visual aspect, appearance

Definition: outward or visible aspect of a person or thing


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: visage, countenance

Definition: the appearance conveyed by a person's face

Usage: a pleasant countenance; a stern visage


Synonyms: nerve, brass, cheek, boldness, face

Definition: impudent aggressiveness

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

Similar words: aggressiveness

Definition: the quality of being bold and enterprising


Synonyms: face

Definition: status in the eyes of others

Usage: he lost face

Similar words: status, position

Definition: the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society

Usage: he had the status of a minor; the novel attained the status of a classic; atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: external body part

Definition: any body part visible externally


Synonyms: face

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

Similar words: external body part

Definition: any body part visible externally


Synonyms: typeface, face, font, fount, case

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

Similar words: type

Definition: printed characters

Usage: small type is hard to read


Synonyms: face, grimace

Definition: a contorted facial expression

Usage: she made a grimace at the prospect

Similar words: facial expression, facial gesture

Definition: a gesture executed with the facial muscles


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: surface

Definition: the extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object

Usage: they skimmed over the surface of the water; a brush small enough to clean every dental surface; the sun has no distinct surface


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: somebody, someone, soul, mortal, person, individual

Definition: a human being

Usage: there was too much for one person to do

Synonyms for (verb) face

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: set about, approach, go about

Definition: begin to deal with

Usage: approach a task; go about a difficult problem; approach a new project


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: take on, encounter, meet, play

Definition: contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle

Usage: Princeton plays Yale this weekend; Charlie likes to play Mary


Synonyms: face

Definition: cover the front or surface of

Usage: The building was faced with beautiful stones

Similar words: cover

Definition: provide with a covering or cause to be covered

Usage: cover her face with a handkerchief; cover the child with a blanket; cover the grave with flowers


Synonyms: face

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

Usage: face the lapels of the jacket

Similar words: line

Definition: cover the interior of

Usage: line the gloves; line a chimney


Synonyms: face

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

Usage: Turn and face your partner now

Similar words: turn

Definition: change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense

Usage: Turn towards me; The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face; She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs


Synonyms: face

Definition: turn so as to expose the face

Usage: face a playing card

Similar words: expose, disclose

Definition: disclose to view as by removing a cover

Usage: The curtain rose to disclose a stunning set


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: lie

Definition: be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position


Synonyms: face

Definition: be opposite

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

Similar words: be

Definition: occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere

Usage: Where is my umbrella? The toolshed is in the back; What is behind this behavior?