face  

  • Pronunciation of face: F EY1 S (feɪs)

  • Number of syllables of face: 1

  • Pronunciation Video of face

  • Definition of face

    • (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): 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): 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"  
    • (v): be opposite; "the facing page"; "the two sofas face each other"  
  • Examples of face

    • He has a round face.  
    • His face is radiant and blissful.  
    • In the human anatomy, the chin is the lowermost part of the face.  
    • Face to face conversation always works effectively.  
    • His face puckered with anger.  
    • Images are part of the human mind's insatiable need to put a face to a name.  
    • The face of the skin is very fragile.  
    • Measure from the face of the casing to the face of the structure.  
    • Her sole purpose is to extinguish the human race from the face of the universe.  
    • I like the smiley face.  

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