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Definition

[n] the act of confronting bravely; "he hated facing the facts"; "he excelled in the face of danger"
[n] a vertical surface of a building or cliff
[n] the side upon which the use of a thing depends (usually the most prominent surface of an object); "he dealt the cards face down"
[n] the striking or working surface of an implement
[n] the general outward appearance of something; "the face of the city is changing"
[n] the expression on a person's face; "a sad expression"; "a look of triumph"; "an angry face"
[n] impudent aggressiveness; "I couldn't believe her boldness"; "he had the effrontery to question my honesty"
[n] status in the eyes of others; "he lost face"
[n] 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"
[n] the part of an animal corresponding to the human face
[n] a specific size and style of type within a type family
[n] a contorted facial expression; "she made a grimace at the prospect"
[n] 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"
[n] (synecdoche) 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"
[v] deal with (something unpleasant) head on; "You must confront your problems"; "He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes"
[v] 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"
[v] 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"
[v] cover the front or surface of; "The building was faced with beautiful stones"
[v] line the edge (of a garment) with a different material; "face the lapels of the jacket"
[v] turn so as to face; turn the face in a certain direction; "Turn and face your partner now"
[v] turn so as to expose the face; "face a playing card"
[v] face 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"
[v] be opposite; "the facing page"; "the two sofas face each other"


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Antonyms

avoid, back