Thesaurus for face
- human face, expression, look, aspect, facial expression, side, grimace, font, fount, typeface, boldness, nerve, brass, cheek, aggressiveness, appearance, countenance, external body part, facial gesture, front, individual, mortal, person, position, somebody, someone, soul, status, surface, type, vertical surface, visage, visual aspect
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.