face


face
1. noun
1)

a beautiful face

Syn:
countenance, physiognomy, features; informal mug; puss; literary visage; archaic front
2)

her face grew sad

Syn:
(facial) expression, look, appearance, air, manner, bearing, countenance, mien
3)

he made a face at the sourness of the drink

Syn:
grimace, scowl, wry face, wince, frown, glower, pout, moue
4)

a cube has six faces

Syn:
side, aspect, flank, surface, plane, facet, wall, elevation
5)

a watch face

Syn:
dial, display
6)

changing the face of the industry

Syn:
appearance, outward appearance, aspect, nature, image
7)

he put on a brave face

Syn:
front, show, display, act, appearance, facade, exterior, mask, masquerade, pretense, pose, veneer
8)

criticism should never cause the recipient to lose face

Syn:
respect, honor, esteem, regard, admiration, approbation, acclaim, approval, favor, appreciation, popularity, prestige, standing, status, dignity; self-respect, self-esteem
2. verb
1)

the hotel faces the sea

Syn:
look out on, front on to, look toward, be facing, look over/across, overlook, give on to, be opposite (to)
2)

you'll just have to face the facts

Syn:
accept, become reconciled to, get used to, become accustomed to, adjust to, acclimatize oneself to; learn to live with, cope with, deal with, come to terms with, become resigned to
3)

he faces a humiliating rejection

Syn:
be confronted by, be faced with, encounter, experience, come into contact with, come up against
4)

the problems facing our police force

Syn:
beset, worry, distress, trouble, bother, confront; harass, oppress, vex, irritate, exasperate, strain, stress, tax; torment, plague, blight, bedevil, curse; formal discommode
5)

he faced the challenge boldly

Syn:
brave, face up to, encounter, meet, meet head-on, confront; oppose, resist, withstand
6)

a wall faced with stucco

Syn:
cover, clad, veneer, overlay, surface, dress, put a facing on, laminate, coat, line

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  • face — face …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • face — [ fas ] n. f. • XIIe; lat. pop. °facia, class. facies 1 ♦ Partie antérieure de la tête humaine. ⇒ figure, tête, visage. « La face est le moyen d expression du sentiment » (Malraux). Une face large, pleine, colorée. « dans sa face rasée, ronde,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • face — FÁCE, fac, vb. III. a. tranz. I. 1. A întocmi, a alcătui, a făuri, a realiza, a fabrica un obiect. Face un gard. ♢ A procura un obiect, dispunând confecţionarea lui de către altcineva. Îşi face pantofi. 2. A construi, a clădi; a ridica, a aşeza.… …   Dicționar Român

  • Face — (f[=a]s), n. [F., from L. facies form, shape, face, perh. from facere to make (see {Fact}); or perh. orig. meaning appearance, and from a root meaning to shine, and akin to E. fancy. Cf. {Facetious}.] 1. The exterior form or appearance of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Face of a — Face Face (f[=a]s), n. [F., from L. facies form, shape, face, perh. from facere to make (see {Fact}); or perh. orig. meaning appearance, and from a root meaning to shine, and akin to E. fancy. Cf. {Facetious}.] 1. The exterior form or appearance… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • face — FACE. s. f. Visage. Se couvrir la face. destourner sa face. regarder quelqu un en face. voir la face de Dieu. le voir face à face. Face, se dit aussi De la superficie des choses corporelles. La face de la terre. En ce sens on dit. en termes de l… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • face — [fās] n. [ME < OFr < VL facia < L facies, the face, appearance < base of facere, DO1] 1. the front of the head from the top of the forehead to the bottom of the chin, and from ear to ear; visage; countenance 2. the expression of the… …   English World dictionary

  • face — ► NOUN 1) the front part of a person s head from the forehead to the chin, or the corresponding part in an animal. 2) an expression on someone s face. 3) the surface of a thing, especially one presented to the view or with a particular function.… …   English terms dictionary

  • face — n Face, countenance, visage, physiognomy, mug, puss denote the front part of a human or, sometimes, animal head including the mouth, nose, eyes, forehead, and cheeks. Face is the simple and direct word {your face is dirty} {she struck him in the… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • face — n 1 a: outward appearance b: the surface or superficial reading or meaning of something (as a document or statute) that does not take into account outside information the face of [the] deed reveals that she had two purposes in mind State v. Rand …   Law dictionary

  • Face — (f[=a]s), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Faced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Facing}.] 1. 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English