[feɪs] or [fes]


(noun.) a vertical surface of a building or cliff.

(noun.) the side upon which the use of a thing depends (usually the most prominent surface of an object); 'he dealt the cards face down'.

(noun.) the striking or working surface of an implement.

(noun.) the general outward appearance of something; 'the face of the city is changing'.

(noun.) status in the eyes of others; 'he lost face'.

(noun.) 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'.

(noun.) the part of an animal corresponding to the human face.

(noun.) 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'.

(verb.) cover the front or surface of; 'The building was faced with beautiful stones'.

(verb.) line the edge (of a garment) with a different material; 'face the lapels of the jacket'.

(verb.) turn so as to face; turn the face in a certain direction; 'Turn and face your partner now'.

(verb.) turn so as to expose the face; 'face a playing card'.

(verb.) be opposite; 'the facing page'; 'the two sofas face each other'.

Editor: Martin--From WordNet


(n.) 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.

(n.) That part of a body, having several sides, which may be seen from one point, or which is presented toward a certain direction; one of the bounding planes of a solid; as, a cube has six faces.

(n.) The principal dressed surface of a plate, disk, or pulley; the principal flat surface of a part or object.

(n.) That part of the acting surface of a cog in a cog wheel, which projects beyond the pitch line.

(n.) The width of a pulley, or the length of a cog from end to end; as, a pulley or cog wheel of ten inches face.

(n.) The upper surface, or the character upon the surface, of a type, plate, etc.

(n.) The style or cut of a type or font of type.

(n.) Outside appearance; surface show; look; external aspect, whether natural, assumed, or acquired.

(n.) That part of the head, esp. of man, in which the eyes, cheeks, nose, and mouth are situated; visage; countenance.

(n.) Cast of features; expression of countenance; look; air; appearance.

(n.) Ten degrees in extent of a sign of the zodiac.

(n.) Maintenance of the countenance free from abashment or confusion; confidence; boldness; shamelessness; effrontery.

(n.) Presence; sight; front; as in the phrases, before the face of, in the immediate presence of; in the face of, before, in, or against the front of; as, to fly in the face of danger; to the face of, directly to; from the face of, from the presence of.

(n.) Mode of regard, whether favorable or unfavorable; favor or anger; mostly in Scriptural phrases.

(n.) The end or wall of the tunnel, drift, or excavation, at which work is progressing or was last done.

(n.) The exact amount expressed on a bill, note, bond, or other mercantile paper, without any addition for interest or reduction for discount.

(v. t.) 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.

(v. t.) To Confront impudently; to bully.

(v. t.) To stand opposite to; to stand with the face or front toward; to front upon; as, the apartments of the general faced the park.

(v. t.) To cover in front, for ornament, protection, etc.; to put a facing upon; as, a building faced with marble.

(v. t.) To line near the edge, esp. with a different material; as, to face the front of a coat, or the bottom of a dress.

(v. t.) To cover with better, or better appearing, material than the mass consists of, for purpose of deception, as the surface of a box of tea, a barrel of sugar, etc.

(v. t.) To make the surface of (anything) flat or smooth; to dress the face of (a stone, a casting, etc.); esp., in turning, to shape or smooth the flat surface of, as distinguished from the cylindrical surface.

(v. t.) To cause to turn or present a face or front, as in a particular direction.

(v. i.) To carry a false appearance; to play the hypocrite.

(v. i.) To turn the face; as, to face to the right or left.

(v. i.) To present a face or front.

Checker: Presley

Synonyms and Synonymous

n. [1]. Surface, external part.[2]. Visage, countenance.[3]. Front, front part.[4]. Look, appearance, semblance, external aspect.[5]. Confidence, assurance, boldness, impudence, audacity, effrontery, brass, CHEEK.

v. a. [1]. Confront, meet in front, meet face to face.[2]. Front, stand opposite to, stand over against.[3]. Put a face or surface on.

v. n. Front, turn the face.

Checked by Ida

Synonyms and Antonyms


Typist: Michael


n. the front part of the head including forehead eyes nose mouth cheeks and chin: the outside make or appearance: front or surface of anything: the edge of a cutting-tool &c.: the part of a coal-seam actually being mined: cast of features any special appearance or expression of the countenance: look configuration: boldness effrontery; presence: (B.) anger or favour.—v.t. to meet in the face or in front: to stand opposite to: to resist: to put an additional face or surface on; to cover in front.—v.i. to turn the face as in military tactics—'right face ' &c.—ns. Face′-ache neuralgia in the nerves of the face; Face′-card a playing-card bearing a face (king queen or knave); Face′-cloth a cloth laid over the face of a corpse.—adj. Faced having the outer surface dressed with the front as of a dress covered ornamentally with another material.—n. Face′-guard a kind of mask to guard or protect the face.—adj. Face′less without a face.—ns. Fac′er one who puts on a false show: a bold-faced person: (slang) a severe blow on the face anything that staggers one; Fac′ing a covering in front for ornament or protection.—Face down to abash by stern looks; Face out to carry off by bold looks; Face the music (U.S. slang) to accept the situation at its worst; Face-to-face in front of in actual presence of.—Accept one's face to show him favour or grant his request; Fly in the face of to set one's self directly against; Have two faces or Be two-faced to be disingenuous; On the face of it on its own showing: palpably plain; Pull a long face to look dismal and unhappy; Put a good face on to assume a bold or contented bearing as regards; Right face! Left face! Right about face! words of command on which the soldiers individually turn to the side specified; Run one's face (U.S. slang) to obtain things on credit by sheer impudence; Set one's face against to oppose strenuously; Show one's face to appear to come in view; Shut the door in his face to shut the door before him refusing him admittance; To his face in his presence openly.

Inputed by Enoch

Unserious Contents or Definition

This dream is favorable if you see happy and bright faces, but significant of trouble if they are disfigured, ugly, or frowning on you. To a young person, an ugly face foretells lovers' quarrels; or for a lover to see the face of his sweetheart looking old, denotes separation and the breaking up of happy associations. To see a strange and weird-looking face, denotes that enemies and misfortunes surround you. To dream of seeing your own face, denotes unhappiness; and to the married, threats of divorce will be made. To see your face in a mirror, denotes displeasure with yourself for not being able to carry out plans for self-advancement. You will also lose the esteem of friends.

Inputed by Barbara

Unserious Contents or Definition

A fertile, open expanse, lying midway between collar button and scalp, and full of cheek, chin and chatter. The crop of the male face is hair, harvested daily by a lather, or allowed to run to mutton-chops, spinach or full lace curtains. The female face product is powder, whence the expression, 'Shoot off your face.' Each is supplied with lamps, snufflers and bread boxes.

Checker: Yale


Typist: Osborn


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