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Definitions of face

  1.   the expression on a person's face a sad expression a look of triumph an angry face
  2.   impudent aggressiveness I couldn't believe her boldness he had the effrontery to question my honesty
  3.   deal with something unpleasant head on You must confront your problems He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes
  4.   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
  5.   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
  6.   be opposite the facing page the two sofas face each other
  7.   the act of confronting bravely he hated facing the facts he excelled in the face of danger
  8.   a vertical surface of a building or cliff
  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.   the striking or working surface of an implement
  11.   the general outward appearance of something the face of the city is changing
  12.   status in the eyes of others he lost face
  13.   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
  14.   a specific size and style of type within a type family
  15.   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
  16.   a contorted facial expression she made a grimace at the prospect
  17.   the part of an animal corresponding to the human face
  18.   a specific size and style of within a family
  19.   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
  20.   cover the front or surface of The building was faced with beautiful stones
  21.   line the edge of a garment with a different material face the lapels of the jacket
  22.   turn so as to face turn the face in a certain direction Turn and face your partner now
  23.   turn so as to expose the face face a playing card
  24.   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
  25.   The exterior form or appearance of anything that part which presents itself to the view especially the front or upper part or surface that which particularly offers itself to the view of a spectator
  26.   That part of a body having several sides which may be seen from one point or which is presented toward a certain direction one of the bounding planes of a solid as a cube has six faces
  27.   The principal dressed surface of a plate disk or pulley the principal flat surface of a part or object
  28.   That part of the acting surface of a cog in a cog wheel which projects beyond the pitch line
  29.   The width of a pulley or the length of a cog from end to end as a pulley or cog wheel of ten inches face
  30.   The upper surface or the character upon the surface of a type plate etc
  31.   The style or cut of a type or font of type
  32.   Outside appearance surface show look external aspect whether natural assumed or acquired
  33.   That part of the head esp of man in which the eyes cheeks nose and mouth are situated visage countenance
  34.   Cast of features expression of countenance look air appearance
  35.   Ten degrees in extent of a sign of the zodiac
  36.   Maintenance of the countenance free from abashment or confusion confidence boldness shamelessness effrontery
  37.   Presence sight front as in the phrases before the face of in the immediate presence of in the face of before in or against the front of as to fly in the face of danger to the face of directly to from the face of from the presence of
  38.   Mode of regard whether favorable or unfavorable favor or anger mostly in Scriptural phrases
  39.   The end or wall of the tunnel drift or excavation at which work is progressing or was last done
  40.   The exact amount expressed on a bill note bond or other mercantile paper without any addition for interest or reduction for discount
  41.   To meet in front to oppose with firmness to resist or to meet for the purpose of stopping or opposing to confront to encounter as to face an enemy in the field of battle
  42.   To Confront impudently to bully
  43.   To stand opposite to to stand with the face or front toward to front upon as the apartments of the general faced the park
  44.   To cover in front for ornament protection etc to put a facing upon as a building faced with marble
  45.   To line near the edge esp with a different material as to face the front of a coat or the bottom of a dress
  46.   To cover with better or better appearing material than the mass consists of for purpose of deception as the surface of a box of tea a barrel of sugar etc
  47.   To make the surface of anything flat or smooth to dress the face of a stone a casting etc esp in turning to shape or smooth the flat surface of as distinguished from the cylindrical surface
  48.   To cause to turn or present a face or front as in a particular direction
  49.   To carry a false appearance to play the hypocrite
  50.   To turn the face as to face to the right or left
  51.   To present a face or front
  52.   The anterior portion of the head that includes the skin muscles and structures of the forehead eyes nose mouth cheeks and jaw
  53.   The countenance dial of a clock etc front surface outward aspect confidence an expressive grimace value excluding discount or interest said of a note etc
  54.   To meet in front oppose with boldness or confidence stand opposite to cover with an additional surface
  55.   To turn the body as after the command right face
  56.   Faced
  57.   Facing
  58.   The anterior portion of the head containing the features
  59.   Anterior portion of head
  60.   The visible forepart of the head the outside make or appearance front cast of features look boldness presence B anger or favor a term applied in various technical meanings as the dial of a clock watch compass card or other indicator the sole of a plane the flat portion of a hammer head which comes in contact with the object struck the edge of a cutting instrument the surface of a printing type that impresses the characters
  61.   To meet in the face or in front to stand opposite to to resist to put an additional face or surface on to cover in front
  62.   To turn the face
  63.   Facial
  64.   Front of anything forepart of the head look presence boldness
  65.   To meet in front oppose cover in front
  66.   To meet in front confront oppose
  67.   To cover smooth the surface of
  68.   The front part of the head the countenance
  69.   The surface front aspect look show direct statement
  70.   Personal presence sight
  71.   Effrontery assurance
  72.   A grotesque expression
  73.   The surface or side which presents itself to the view the front of a thing the front part of the head the visage aspect of the face look look as of anger or favour the plane surface or side of a solid visible state appearance confidence effrontery presence sight the person To accept one's face to show him favour or grant his request To set the face against to oppose To make faces to distort the form of the face Face to face in immediate presence The face of a bastion the two sides resching from the flanks of the salient angle Face prolonged that part of the line of defence which is between the angle of the shoulder and the curtain The face of a gun the superficies of the metal at the extremity of the muzzle The faces of a square the different sides of a battalion c
  74.   To meet in front to oppose with firmless to resist or to meet for the purpose of stopping or opposing to stand with the face or front toward to cover in front to smooth the surface of to make appear of superior quality
  75.   To play the hypocrite to turn the face To face the enemy to meet him in front and oppose him with determination Right face Left face and Right about face words of command on which the soldiers individually turn to the side specified To face down to oppose boldly or impudently To face out to brave unblushingly
  76.   The countenance the front or surface of anything appearance look visible state of affairs boldness
  77.   To meet in front to meet and oppose with firmness to cover with an additional surface to make a false appearance

Quotes of face

  1. A woman is always a mystery one must not be fooled by her face and her hearts inspiration – Edmondo De Amicis
  2. I am the parent of teenagers my daughters are 13 and 15 so the issue of Internet safety has been an important issue I have been visiting middle schools to talk about some of the challenges that they face – Melissa Bean
  3. Our two biggest rivals had adjusted their whole season to this one aim of beating us Of course it is a big compliment that they were so motivated to stop us but it was very tough to face two matches like that so close together Suddenly three trophies are down to one – Dennis Bergkamp
  4. All musicians start out with ideals but hanging on to them in the face of media scrutiny takes real integrity Tougher still is to live up to the ideals of your dedicated fans – Billy Bragg
  5. The jarring change going from an urban environment to an extremely remote natural environment is extremely inspiring It's constantly stimulating it's like a slap in the face – Carter Burwell
  6. But what is Hope Nothing but the paint on the face of Existence the least touch of truth rubs it off and then we see what a hollow -cheeked harlot we have got hold of – George Byron
  7. We walked to the brink and we looked it in the face – John Foster Dulles
  8. While it was occasionally done here or there nobody else had a figurehead like Walt doing it Jack Warner wasn't on TV Walt was the boss but he had a real public profile and he used it to his advantage And he became a household face – Leonard Maltin
  9. But we wanted to work in a way we never had which was write everything together We had to face each other in the same creative room which gets tougher as you get older because you don't want to be confrontational – Bruce McCulloch
  10. The Liberal State is a mask behind which there is no face it is a scaffolding behind which there is no building – Benito Mussolini
  11. It seems to me that there are two kinds of trickery the "fronts" people assume before one another's eyes and the "front" a writer puts on the face of reality – Francoise Sagan
  12. Wicked thoughts and worthless efforts gradually set their mark on the face especially the eyes – Arthur Schopenhauer
  13. Liberalism is totalitarianism with a human face – Thomas Sowell
  14. I simply did not want my face to be my talent – Gene Tierney
  15. If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face you should go home and examine your conscience – Woodrow Wilson

Usage examples for face

  1. He saw no face he knew – Flamsted quarries by Mary E. Waller
  2. Where else had he seen this face – The Grey Cloak by Harold MacGrath
  3. You saw some man I know it I see it in your face – In the Day of Adversity by John Bloundelle-Burton
  4. “ I saw all this in your face to night that is why I wanted to talk to you – The Veiled Lady and Other Men and Women by F. Hopkinson Smith
  5. “ Arnold look me in the face – In Luck at Last by Walter Besant
  6. But still I did not see her face – The Portal of Dreams by Charles Neville Buck
  7. “ Brooke turned his head a little so that he could see Barbara's face – A Damaged Reputation by Harold Bindloss
  8. It is a good face – Hilda Wade A Woman With Tenacity Of Purpose by Grant Allen
  9. Come and face him up with me – They of the High Trails by Hamlin Garland
  10. Then she turned back to face Drew – Ride Proud, Rebel! by Andre Alice Norton
  11. It is the same kind good face which I remember well – The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley
  12. She looked into his face a moment – The Lion's Skin by Rafael Sabatini
  13. Have you seen her face – With Moore At Corunna by G. A. Henty
  14. “ Paul's face was on fire – Winning His Way by Charles Carleton Coffin
  15. If I had to live them over again I don't think I could face them – Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930 by Various
  16. Your face I must see your face – The Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard
  17. If it wasn't you just at first it was your face – The Romantic by May Sinclair
  18. He looked up into his father's face – Master Skylark by John Bennett
  19. Have we not seen that face before – The May Flower, and Miscellaneous Writings by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  20. We've got other things to face perhaps worse things – The Honour of the Clintons by Archibald Marshall

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