1: 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" [syn: human face]
2: the expression on a person's face; "a sad expression"; "a look of triumph"; "an angry face" [syn: expression, look, aspect, facial expression]
3: the general outward appearance of something; "the face of the city is changing"
4: the act of confronting bravely; "he hated facing the facts"; "he excelled in the face of danger" [syn: facing]
5: the striking or working surface of an implement
6: 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"
7: 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" [syn: side]
8: the part of an animal corresponding to the human face
9: the side upon which the use of a thing depends (usually the most prominent surface of an object); "he dealt the cards face down"
10: a contorted facial expression; "she made a grimace at the prospect" [syn: grimace]
11: a specific size and style of type within a type family [syn: font, fount, typeface]
12: status in the eyes of others; "he lost face"
13: impudent aggressiveness; "I couldn't believe her boldness"; "he had the effrontery to question my honesty" [syn: boldness, nerve, brass, cheek]
14: a vertical surface of a building or cliff
1: deal with (something unpleasant) head on; "You must confront your problems"; "He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes" [syn: confront, face up] [ant: avoid]
2: 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" [syn: confront]
3: 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" [syn: front, look] [ant: back]
4: be opposite; "the facing page"; "the two sofas face each other"
5: turn so as to face; turn the face in a certain direction; "Turn and face your partner now"
6: 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" [syn: confront, present]
7: turn so as to expose the face; "face a playing card"
8: line the edge (of a garment) with a different material; "face the lapels of the jacket"
9: cover the front or surface of; "The building was faced with beautiful stones"
Adjacent words: fabricated | fabrication | fabricator | fabulist | fabulous | fabulously | facade | face | face angle | face card | face cloth | face cream | face fungus | face guard | face lift | face lifting