Definitions of facial

  1. of or concerning the face; " a facial massage"; " facial hair"; " facial expression"
  2. care for the face that usually involves cleansing and massage and the application of cosmetic creams
  3. cranial nerve that supplies facial muscles
  4. Of or pertaining to the face; as, the facial artery, vein, or nerve.
  5. Pertaining to the face; as, facial expression.
  6. Pertaining to the face.
  7. Pertaining to the face; as, the facial artery, vein, or nerve- FACIAL ANGLE, in anat. the angle formed by the plane of the face with a certain other plane. The facial angle of Camper is contained by a line drawn horizontally from the middle of the external entrance of the ear to the edge of the nostrils, and another from this latter point to the superciliary ridge of the frontal bone. Owen and others measure the facial angle by the face, or the most prominent parts of the forehead and upper jaw, and a line drawn from the occipital condyle along the floor of the nostrils. It has been sometimes stated that the more acute this angle the less will the intellectual faculties of the individual be developed, but as a test for this purpose it is fallacious, though it is of some value as a character in comparing the different races of mankind.
  8. Of, near, or affecting the face.
  9. Pertaining to the face. The facial angle, an imaginary angle formed either by drawing two lines, one horizontally from the nostril to the ear, and the other perpendicularly from the nostril to the most pominent part of the forehead, or by drawing a line over the most prominent parts of the face and from the occipital condyle to the base of the nose.
  10. Of or pert. to the face; in anat., opposed to the cranial parts of the head; facial angle, the angle formed by two lines, one drawn horizontally from the nostrils to the ear, and the other perpendicularly from the nostrils to the most prominent part of the forehead.
  11. See face.
  12. Face; artery, nerve, bone, vein, etc..

Usage examples for facial

  1. Old Pietro himself, slumbering at that moment on the floor of his gondola, often exhibited a startling power of facial expression, which fairly transfigured his weather- worn features. – A Venetian June by Anna Fuller
  2. It's the image of you as you were then, and as Miss Rexhill says, there is a facial resemblance even yet. – Hidden Gold by Wilder Anthony
  3. He was of the average height, of the average build, and of a sort of average facial mold; he had hair that was a compromise among the average shades of brown, gray, and black, with a bald spot just where most men have it. – The Plum Tree by David Graham Phillips
  4. He keeps his eye on the facial expressions and the attitudes of his public. – Saint Augustin by Louis Bertrand
  5. The man in bed contributed a broad smile to the kind darkness- sheer luxury to facial muscles cramped and constrained to the cast of Nogam for eighteen hours a day. – Red Masquerade by Louis Joseph Vance
  6. Through his glasses he could see every detail and movement of the fighters, see even their facial expressions, the grip of hands about their weapons. – Between the Lines by Boyd Cable
  7. He was a confirmed advocate of the importance of facial expression in a singer, and Diana's vague, abstracted look was rapidly raising his ire. – The Splendid Folly by Margaret Pedler
  8. That they have certain idiosyncrasies in common, and even certain distinguishing facial and other physical marks, can easily be accounted for on other grounds than the assumption of unity of race. – The Eliminator; or, Skeleton Keys to Sacerdotal Secrets by Richard B. Westbrook
  9. Her confusion was the occasion of unlimited joy to " Lily," who was not unfamiliar with this facial phenomenon on the part of Mr. Rae. – Corporal Cameron by Ralph Connor
  10. We have now a warm Pompeian appearance, and the constant contemplation of these classical objects favours the beauty of the facial line; for what can be deduced from the great fact, apparent in all the states of antiquity, that straight noses were the ancient custom, but the logical assumption that the constant habit of turning up the nose at unsightly objects- such as the National Gallery and other offensive and obtrusive things- has produced the modern divergence from the true and proper line of profile? – Reviews by Oscar Wilde
  11. The impulse to smile tugged at Theron's facial muscles. – The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic
  12. There are many other facial tics. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  13. Another instance of the same kind was O'Connell's extemporized description of three ultra- Protestant members, Colonel Verner, Colonel Vandeleur, and Colonel Sibthorp, the third of whom was conspicuous in a closely shaven age for his profusion of facial hair. – Collections and Recollections by George William Erskine Russell
  14. In the West, women with babies uniformly occupied the front seats so that the little ones, not understanding what you said, might be amused with your gestures and changing facial expression. – Eighty Years And More; Reminiscences 1815-1897 by Elizabeth Cady Stanton