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fa·çade

also fa·cade  (fə-säd′)
n.
1. The face of a building, especially the principal face.
2. An artificial or deceptive front: ideological slogans that were a façade for power struggles.

[French, from Italian facciata, from faccia, face, from Vulgar Latin *facia, from Latin faciēs; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]

façade

(fəˈsɑːd; fæ-) or

facade

n
1. (Architecture) the face of a building, esp the main front
2. a front or outer appearance, esp a deceptive one
[C17: from French, from Italian facciata, from faccia face]

fa•cade

art at faceplate

or fa•çade

(fəˈsɑd, fæ-)

n.
1.
a. the front of a building, esp. an imposing or decorative one.
b. any side of a building facing a public way or space and finished accordingly.
2. a superficial appearance of something.
[1650–60; < French < Upper Italian faciada, Italian facciata, derivative of faccia face]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.façade - the face or front of a buildingfacade - the face or front of a building  
front - the side that is seen or that goes first
frontispiece - an ornamental facade
2.facade - a showy misrepresentation intended to conceal something unpleasant
deception, misrepresentation, deceit - a misleading falsehood

façade

noun
1. front, face, exterior, frontage the façade of the building
2. show, front, appearance, mask, exterior, guise, pretence, veneer, semblance They hid the troubles plaguing their marriage behind a façade of family togetherness.

façade

also facade
noun
1. The forward outer surface of a building:
Architecture: frontispiece.
Translations
مَظْهَر خَدّاعواجِهَة مَبْنى
фасада
fasádaprůčelítvářnostvzhled
facadefrontydre
épülethomlokzatkülszín
外観正面
faţadă
pozlátka
cephesahte görünüşyüz

façade

[fəˈsɑːd] N (Archit) → fachada f (fig) → apariencia f

facade

façade [fəˈsɑːd] n
(= frontage) [building] → façade f
(= show, semblance) → façade f
a facade of unity → une façade unitaire

façade

n (lit, fig)Fassade f

façade

facade [fəˈsɑːd] n (Archit) → facciata (fig) → facciata, apparenza

façade

(fəˈsaːd) noun
1. the front of a building. the façade of the temple.
2. a pretended show. In spite of his bold façade, he was very frightened.
References in classic literature ?
fine girls of sixteen and seventeen) had grey beaver hats, then in fashion, shaded with ostrich plumes, and from under the brim of this graceful head-dress fell a profusion of light tresses, elaborately curled; the elder lady was enveloped in a costly velvet shawl, trimmed with ermine, and she wore a false front of French curls.
In the end, George says, the ego is neither good nor bad, unless you start putting on a false front or believing in illusions about the self.
The skimming device consisted of a small camera, a card reader and a false front to disguise their capture of PIN numbers and card details for cloning later.
You're tired of putting on a false front so take this opportunity to come clean.
HOLLYWOOD hardman Mick-Mickey Rourke has revealed he's going to take his false front teeth out while sharing an intimate bath with another man in his movie about gay Welsh rugby W player Gareth omas.
HOLLYWOOD hardman Mickey Rourke has revealed he's going to take his false front teeth out while sharing an intimate bath with another man in his upcoming movie about gay Welsh rugby player Gareth Thomas.
Dear old Ron took his two false front teeth out and stuck them in a cake.
Donald made double bogey on the 18th hole from the middle of the fairway, trying to swing too hard on a 2-iron to get up the hill and beyond the false front of the green.
But when I resisted, he grabbed me and threw me onto the sofa punching repeatedly on my face and knocking two of my front teeth out," the woman told the court, pointing to her false front teeth.
Before adding the rectangle on top, False Front in Jungle Setting was around her height, 5 feet, 8-1/2 inches, and almost every piece she has made since then is based on that measurement.
You don't have to be a political scientist to see that these voter identification laws are really a false front the GOP has launched in its fight against President Barack Obama, who benefited greatly in 2008 from a flood of new voters through his campaign's aggressive voter registration drives.
Drive unit to pull false front end gates to silage wagons to the barn/ratchet jack for unloading material from old-style chopper wagons or boxes that were not self-unloading.