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Meaning & Definition of Face in English

English

Face

/fes/

noun

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"
    synonym:
  • face
  • ,
  • human face

2. The feelings expressed on a person's face

  • "A sad expression"
  • "A look of triumph"
  • "An angry face"
    synonym:
  • expression
  • ,
  • look
  • ,
  • aspect
  • ,
  • facial expression
  • ,
  • face

3. The general outward appearance of something

  • "The face of the city is changing"
    synonym:
  • face

4. The striking or working surface of an implement

    synonym:
  • face

5. 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"
    synonym:
  • face

6. 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"
    synonym:
  • side
  • ,
  • face

7. The part of an animal corresponding to the human face

    synonym:
  • face

8. The side upon which the use of a thing depends (usually the most prominent surface of an object)

  • "He dealt the cards face down"
    synonym:
  • face

9. A contorted facial expression

  • "She made a grimace at the prospect"
    synonym:
  • grimace
  • ,
  • face

10. A specific size and style of type within a type family

    synonym:
  • font
  • ,
  • fount
  • ,
  • typeface
  • ,
  • face
  • ,
  • case

11. Status in the eyes of others

  • "He lost face"
    synonym:
  • face

12. Impudent aggressiveness

  • "I couldn't believe her boldness"
  • "He had the effrontery to question my honesty"
    synonym:
  • boldness
  • ,
  • nerve
  • ,
  • brass
  • ,
  • face
  • ,
  • cheek

13. A vertical surface of a building or cliff

    synonym:
  • face

verb

1. Deal with (something unpleasant) head on

  • "You must confront your problems"
  • "He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes"
    synonym:
  • confront
  • ,
  • face up
  • ,
  • face

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"
    synonym:
  • confront
  • ,
  • face

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"
    synonym:
  • front
  • ,
  • look
  • ,
  • face

4. Be opposite

  • "The facing page"
  • "The two sofas face each other"
    synonym:
  • face

5. Turn so as to face

  • Turn the face in a certain direction
  • "Turn and face your partner now"
    synonym:
  • face

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"
    synonym:
  • confront
  • ,
  • face
  • ,
  • present

7. Turn so as to expose the face

  • "Face a playing card"
    synonym:
  • face

8. Line the edge (of a garment) with a different material

  • "Face the lapels of the jacket"
    synonym:
  • face

9. Cover the front or surface of

  • "The building was faced with beautiful stones"
    synonym:
  • face

Examples of using

You could see the look of scorn on Tom's face.
Tom's face got red with embarrassment.
Your face is familiar, but I can't recall your name.