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  Definition of face
  1. the act of confronting bravely; "he hated facing the facts"; "he excelled in the face of danger"
  2. a vertical surface of a building or cliff
  3. the side upon which the use of a thing depends (usually the most prominent surface of an object); "he dealt the cards face down"
  4. the striking or working surface of an implement
  5. the general outward appearance of something; "the face of the city is changing"
  6. the expression on a person''s face; "a sad expression"; "a look of triumph"; "an angry face"
  7. impudent aggressiveness; "I couldn''t believe her boldness"; "he had the effrontery to question my honesty"
  8. status in the eyes of others; "he lost face"
  9. 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"
  10. the part of an animal corresponding to the human face
  11. a specific size and style of type within a type family
  12. a contorted facial expression; "she made a grimace at the prospect"
  13. 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"
  14. 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"
  15. deal with (something unpleasant) head on; "You must confront your problems"; "He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes"
  16. 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"
  17. 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"
  18. cover the front or surface of; "The building was faced with beautiful stones"
  19. line the edge (of a garment) with a different material; "face the lapels of the jacket"
  20. turn so as to face; turn the face in a certain direction; "Turn and face your partner now"
  21. turn so as to expose the face; "face a playing card"
  22. 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"
  23. be opposite; "the facing page"; "the two sofas face each other"
Similar Words: facing, expression, look, aspect, facial expression, boldness, nerve, brass, cheek, human face, font, fount, typeface, grimace, side, confront, face up, present, front


See Also: face off, bully off


Hyponyms: perpendicular, coalface, clock face, clock dial, dial, leer, sparkle, spark, light, audacity, audaciousness, countenance, physiognomy, phiz, visage, kisser, smiler, mug, muzzle, typewriter font, constant-width font, fixed-width font, monospaced font, proportional font, font cartridge, cartridge font, Gothic, black letter, boldface, bold face, bold, italic, screen font, raster font, sans serif, Helvetica, pout, moue, wry face, beam-ends, bottom, underside, undersurface, front, front end, forepart, lee, lee side, leeward, rear, backside, back end, top, top side, upper side, upside, undertake, tackle, take on, breast, take the bull by the horns, pit, oppose, match, play off, reface, revet, confront


Grouped Verbs: confront, present, face up, front, look


Part Meronyms: watch, ticker, playing card, head, racket, racquet, golf-club head, club head, club-head, clubhead, caput, homo, man, human being, human, animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna


Member Meronyms: type family


Derivational Morphology: confront, present, face up, look, appear, seem, cheek, grimace, make a face, pull a face, facing, braving, confronting, coping with, grappling, tackling, confrontation, boldness, nerve, brass, opposition, veneer, cladding, lining, side, front, front end, forepart, frontage


Anagrams: cafe


Language Translations:
Afrikaans: gesig and kant   Albanian: fytyrë  
Arabic: مظهر   Bulgarian: лице  
Catalan: cara   Croatian: lice  
Danish: ansigt and facade and flade and konfrontere and vende   Dutch: gelaatsuitdrukking and gezicht and onder ogen zien and zich richten naar and zijde  
Esperanto: vizaĝo   Estonian: nägu  
Finnish: ilme and kasvot and kohdata and olla and tahko   French: affronter and face and faire face à  
German: (sich etwas) stellen and Fläche and Gesicht and sich ausrichten   Greek: πρόσωπο and γκριμάτσα and εικόνα  
Hungarian: arc   Ido: edro and vizajo  
Italian: faccia   Japanese: 直面する and and and 表情 and 向かう and 体面  
Korean: 다루다 and and 향하다 and 얼굴   Kurdish:  
Latvian: seja   Malayalam: മുഖം  
Maltese: fattizzi and wiċċ   Norwegian: anseelse and ansikt and flate and mine  
Polish: mina and obrócić się (''w stronę/do czegoś'') and stawiać czoła and twarz and ściana   Portuguese: cara and encarar and face  
Romanian: faţă   Russian: выражение лица and грань and лицо and предстать  
Slovene: obraz and soočiti se s/z   Spanish: cara and encarar and enfrentar and faz and gesto and imagen  
Swahili: uso   Swedish: ansikte and min and ta itu med and vända and yta  
Tagalog: mukha   Telugu: ముఖము  
Turkish: yüz   Welsh: wyneb  
Yiddish: פנים  
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