façade


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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 ?
In the centre of the lofty Gothic* façade of the palace, the grand staircase, incessantly ascended and descended by a double current, which, after parting on the intermediate landing-place, flowed in broad waves along its lateral slopes,--the grand staircase, I say, trickled incessantly into the place, like a cascade into a lake.