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face

noun (n)

  • the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear (noun.body)
    Synonym: human face
    Example:
    He washed his face.
    I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news.
    source: wordnet30
  • the feelings expressed on a person's face (noun.attribute)
    Example:
    An angry face.
    source: wordnet30
  • the general outward appearance of something (noun.attribute)
    Example:
    The face of the city is changing.
    source: wordnet30
  • the striking or working surface of an implement (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • a part of a person that is used to refer to a person (noun.person)
    Example:
    He looked out at a roomful of faces.
    When he returned to work he met many new faces.
    source: wordnet30
  • a surface forming part of the outside of an object (noun.location)
    Synonym: side
    Example:
    Dew dripped from the face of the leaf.
    source: wordnet30
  • the part of an animal corresponding to the human face (noun.body)
    source: wordnet30
  • the side upon which the use of a thing depends (usually the most prominent surface of an object) (noun.artifact)
    Example:
    He dealt the cards face down.
    source: wordnet30
  • a contorted facial expression (noun.communication)
    Synonym: grimace
    source: wordnet30
  • a specific size and style of type within a type family (noun.communication)
    Synonym: case, font, fount, typeface
    source: wordnet30
  • status in the eyes of others (noun.attribute)
    Example:
    He lost face.
    source: wordnet30
  • impudent aggressiveness (noun.attribute)
    Synonym: boldness, brass, cheek, nerve
    source: wordnet30
  • a vertical surface of a building or cliff (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • deal with (something unpleasant) head on (verb.communication)
    Synonym: confront, face up
    Antonym: avoid
    Example:
    He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes.
    source: wordnet30
  • oppose, as in hostility or a competition (verb.competition)
    Synonym: confront
    Example:
    Jackson faced Smith in the boxing ring.
    source: wordnet30
  • be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to (verb.stative)
    Synonym: front, look
    Antonym: back
    Example:
    The building faces the park.
    source: wordnet30
  • be opposite (verb.stative)
    Example:
    The two sofas face each other.
    source: wordnet30
  • turn so as to face; turn the face in a certain direction (verb.motion)
    Example:
    Turn and face your partner now.
    source: wordnet30
  • present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize (verb.communication)
    Synonym: confront, present
    Example:
    He was faced with all the evidence and could no longer deny his actions.
    An enormous dilemma faces us.
    source: wordnet30
  • turn so as to expose the face (verb.perception)
    Example:
    Face a playing card.
    source: wordnet30
  • line the edge (of a garment) with a different material (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Face the lapels of the jacket.
    source: wordnet30
  • cover the front or surface of (verb.contact)
    Example:
    The building was faced with beautiful stones.
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To carry a false appearance; to play the hypocrite. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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