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
Synonym: human face
noun.
the feelings expressed on a person's face
a sad expression|a look of triumph|an angry face
noun.
the general outward appearance of something
the face of the city is changing
noun.
the striking or working surface of an implement
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
noun.
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|they travelled across the face of the continent
Synonym: side
noun.
the part of an animal corresponding to the human face
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.
a contorted facial expression
she made a grimace at the prospect
Synonym: grimace
noun.
a specific size and style of type within a type family
Synonym: typeface, fount, font, case
noun.
status in the eyes of others
he lost face
noun.
impudent aggressiveness
I couldn't believe her boldness|he had the effrontery to question my honesty
noun.
a vertical surface of a building or cliff
verb.
deal with (something unpleasant) head on
You must confront your problems|He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes
Synonym: face up, confront
verb.
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
Synonym: confront
verb.
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
Synonym: front, look
verb.
be opposite
the facing page|the two sofas face each other
verb.
turn so as to face; turn the face in a certain direction
Turn and face your partner now
verb.
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
Synonym: confront, present
verb.
turn so as to expose the face
face a playing card
verb.
line the edge (of a garment) with a different material
face the lapels of the jacket
verb.
cover the front or surface of
The building was faced with beautiful stones