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face

 (fās)
n.
1.
a. The surface of the front of the head from the top of the forehead to the base of the chin and from ear to ear.
b. A person: We saw many new faces on the first day of classes.
2. A person's countenance: a happy face.
3. A contorted facial expression; a grimace: made a face at the prospect of eating lemons.
4.
a. A countenance of a certain complexion or form. Used in combination: babyface; frogface.
b. A person having such a countenance. Used in combination: paleface.
5.
a. Facial makeup: put one's face on.
b. Facial makeup of a certain color, usually worn for the purpose of impersonating or mocking people of a particular racial or ethnic group. Used in combination: applied blackface.
c. Assumed characteristics, such as clothing or behavior, intended to impersonate or mock people of a particular racial or ethnic group. Used in combination: dressing up in yellowface.
6. Outward appearance: the modern face of the city.
7.
a. Value or standing in the eyes of others; prestige: did their best to save face after they were shown to be wrong; did not want to lose face by being unable to live up to his reputation.
b. Self-assurance; confidence: The team managed to maintain a firm face even in times of great adversity.
8. Effrontery; impudence: had the face to question my judgment.
9. The most significant or prominent surface of an object, especially:
a. The surface presented to view; the front.
b. A façade.
c. Outer surface: the face of the earth.
d. A marked side: the face of a clock; the face of a playing card.
e. The right side, as of fabric.
f. An exposed, often precipitous surface of rock.
10. A planar surface of a geometric solid.
11. Any of the surfaces of a rock or crystal.
12. The end, as of a mine or tunnel, at which work is advancing.
13. The appearance and geologic surface features of an area of land; topography.
14. Printing
a. A typeface or range of typefaces.
b. The raised printing surface of a piece of type.
v. faced, fac·ing, fac·es
v.tr.
1. To occupy a position with the face toward: stood and faced the audience.
2. To front on: a window that faces the south.
3.
a. To meet or confront with self-assurance: How can I face your parents when they know that I've let them down?
b. To acknowledge and accept or deal with: had to face the facts; must be willing to face our problems. See Synonyms at defy.
4.
a. To be certain to encounter; have in store: An unskilled youth faces a difficult life.
b. To bring or to be brought face to face with: "The prospect of military conflict ... faced us with nightmarish choices" (Henry A. Kissinger).
5. To cause (troops) to change direction by giving a command.
6. Games To turn (a playing card) so that the face is up.
7. To furnish with a surface or cover of a different material: bronze that is faced with gold foil.
8. To line or trim the edge of, especially with contrasting material: face a hem with lace.
9. To treat the surface of so as to smooth.
v.intr.
1. To be turned or placed with the front toward a specified direction.
2. To turn the face in a specified direction.
Phrasal Verbs:
face down
To attain mastery over or overcome by confronting in a resolute, determined manner: face down an opponent in a debate; faced the enemy down.
face off Sports
To start play in ice hockey, lacrosse, and other games by releasing the puck or ball between two opposing players.
face up
To confront an unpleasant situation with resolution and assurance: had to face up or get out; finally faced up to the problem.
Idioms:
face the music
To accept the unpleasant consequences, especially of one's own actions.
in the face/teeth of
In opposition to or defiance of.
on the face of it
From appearances alone; apparently: On the face of it, the problem seems minor.
show (one's) face
To make an appearance: Don't show your face on my property again.
to (one's) face
In the view or hearing of: insulted me to my face.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *facia, from Latin faciēs; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]

face′a·ble adj.

face

(feɪs)
n
1.
a. the front of the head from the forehead to the lower jaw; visage
b. (as modifier): face flannel; face cream.
2.
a. the expression of the countenance; look: a sad face.
b. a distorted expression, esp to indicate disgust; grimace: she made a face.
3. informal make-up (esp in the phrase put one's face on)
4. outward appearance: the face of the countryside is changing.
5. appearance or pretence (esp in the phrases put a bold, good, bad, etc, face on)
6. worth in the eyes of others; dignity (esp in the phrases lose or save face)
7. informal impudence or effrontery
8. the main side of an object, building, etc, or the front: the face of a palace; a cliff face.
9. the marked surface of an instrument, esp the dial of a timepiece
10. the functional or working side of an object, as of a tool or playing card
11.
a. the exposed area of a mine from which coal, ore, etc, may be mined
b. (as modifier): face worker.
12. the uppermost part or surface: the face of the earth.
13. Also called: side any one of the plane surfaces of a crystal or other solid figure
14. (Mountaineering) mountaineering a steep side of a mountain, bounded by ridges
15. either of the surfaces of a coin, esp the one that bears the head of a ruler
16. slang Brit a well-known or important person
17. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing
a. the printing surface of any type character
b. the style, the design, or sometimes the size of any type fount
c. the print made from type
18. (Nautical Terms) nautical aeronautics the aft or near side of a propeller blade
19. fly in the face of to act in defiance of
20. in one's face directly opposite or against one
21. in face of in the face of despite
22. look someone in the face to look directly at a person without fear or shame
23. on the face of it to all appearances
24. set one's face against to oppose with determination
25. show one's face to make an appearance
26. shut one's face slang (often imperative) to be silent
27. to someone's face in someone's presence; directly and openly: I told him the truth to his face.
28. until one is blue in the face informal to the utmost degree; indefinitely
vb
29. (when: intr, often foll by to, towards, or on) to look or be situated or placed (in a specified direction): the house faces on the square.
30. to be opposite: facing page 9.
31. (tr) to meet or be confronted by: in his work he faces many problems.
32. (tr) to accept or deal with something: let's face it, you're finished.
33. (tr) to provide with a surface of a different material: the cuffs were faced with velvet.
34. to dress the surface of (stone or other material)
35. (Card Games) (tr) to expose (a card) with the face uppermost
36. (Military) military chiefly US to order (a formation) to turn in a certain direction or (of a formation) to turn as required: right face!.
37. (Hockey (Field & Ice)) ice hockey
a. (of the referee) to drop (the puck) between two opposing players, as when starting or restarting play. See also face-off
b. to start or restart play in this manner
38. face the music informal to confront the consequences of one's actions
[C13: from Old French, from Vulgar Latin facia (unattested), from Latin faciēs form, related to facere to make]
ˈfaceable adj

FACE

abbreviation for
Fellow of the Australian College of Education

face

(feɪs)

n., v. faced, fac•ing. n.
1. the front part of the head, from the forehead to the chin.
2. a look or expression on this part: a sad face.
3. an expression or look that indicates ridicule, disgust, etc.; grimace: to make a face.
4. cosmetics; makeup: to put on one's face.
5. impudence; boldness.
6. outward appearance.
7. outward show or pretense.
8. good reputation; dignity; prestige.
9. the amount specified in a bill or note, exclusive of interest.
10. the manifest sense or express terms, as of a document.
11. the surface: the face of the earth.
12. the side, or part of a side, upon which the use of a thing depends: the face of a playing card.
13. the most important or most frequently seen side; front.
14. the outer or upper side of a fabric; right side.
15. any of the bounding surfaces of a solid figure: a cube has six faces.
16. the front or end of a drift or excavation, where the material is being or was last mined.
17.
a. the working surface of a printer's type or plate, etc.
b. Also called typeface. any design of type, including a full range of characters, as letters, numbers, and marks of punctuation, in all sizes.
c. Also called typeface. the general style or appearance of type: broad or narrow face.
18. either of the two outer sides that form the salient of a bastion.
19. any of the plane surfaces of a crystal.
v.t.
20. to look toward or in the direction of: to face the light.
21. to have the front toward or permit a view of: The building faces the street.
22. to confront directly: to face the future.
23. to confront courageously or impudently (usu. fol. by down or out): facing down an opponent.
24. to oppose or to meet defiantly: to face fearful odds.
25. to cover or partly cover with a different material in front: They faced the wooden house with brick.
26. to finish the edge of (a garment) with facing.
27. to turn the face of (a playing card) upwards.
28. to dress or smooth the surface of (a stone or the like).
v.i.
29. to turn or be turned: She faced toward the sea.
30. to be placed with the front in a certain direction: The barn faces south.
31. to turn to the right, left, or in the opposite direction: Left face!
32. face off,
a. Ice Hockey. to start play, as to begin a game or period, with a face-off.
b. to confront, as in a contest.
33. face up to,
a. to admit.
b. to meet courageously; confront.
Idioms:
1. face the music, to accept the consequences of one's actions.
2. in (or out of) someone's face, Slang. annoying (or ceasing to annoy) someone: You're always in my face!
3. in the face of,
a. in spite of; notwithstanding.
b. when confronted with.
4. lose face, to suffer humiliation.
5. on the face of it, according to appearances; seemingly.
6. save face, to escape from humiliation.
7. show one's face, to be seen; make an appearance.
8. to one's face, in one's very presence; in direct confrontation.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French < Vulgar Latin *facia, for Latin faciēs facies]
face′a•ble, adj.
syn: face, countenance, visage refer to the front of the (usu. human) head. face is used when referring to physical features: a pretty face with high cheekbones. countenance, a more formal word, denotes the face as it is affected by or reveals a person's state of mind; hence, it often signifies the look or expression on the face: a thoughtful countenance. visage, still more formal, refers to the face as seen in a certain aspect, esp. as revealing a person's character: a stern visage.

Face(s)

 

See Also: BLUSHES; CHEEKS; EYE(S); EYEBROWS; EYELASHES; EYELIDS; FACIAL EXPRESSION, MISCELLANEOUS; FACIAL DETAILS; HAIR; LIPS; MOUTH; MUSTACHES; PHYSICAL APPEARANCE; SKIN; WRINKLES

  1. A beautiful face … cut as clear and sharp as a cameo —Jack London
  2. Angular face, sharp as the face of the knave in a deck —George Garrett
  3. A bulky white face like that of a Mother Superior —Frank Swinnerton
  4. The countenance is the title page which heralds the contents of the human volume, but like other title pages it sometimes puzzles, often misleads, and often says nothing to the purpose —William Matthews
  5. A desolate, cratered face, sooty with care like an abandoned mining town —Joseph Heller
  6. A dry energetic face which seemed to press forward with the spring of his prominent features, as though it were the weapon with which he cleared his way through the world —Edith Wharton
  7. Face … as broad and plain as a tin pie pan —Jean Thompson
  8. A face as creased and limited as her conversation —Hortense Calisher
  9. Face … as creased and brown as a walnut —Margaret Millar
  10. Face … bunched up like a fist —Jonathan Valin
  11. Face … changeable as an autumn sky —John O’Connor
  12. Face … clean as a china plate —Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  13. Face clear as a cloud —Arthur A. Cohen
  14. Face crumpled as if it had been left out in the rain —Lael Tucker Wertenbaker
  15. Face … doughy, like a fresh baking of bread just put out to rise —Paul J. Wellman
  16. Face … dry and immobile, like a mummy’s —Ignazio Silone
  17. Face … has the compressed appearance, as though someone had squeezed his head in a vise —Woolcott Gibbs, about Thomas Dewey 1940 campaign
  18. Face … heavy as a sack —Honoré de Balzac
  19. Face … heavy, as if little bags of sand had been painlessly sewn into various parts of it, dragging the features away from the bones —Kingsley Amis
  20. A face in many planes, as if the carver had whittled and modelled and indented to see how far he could go —Willa Cather
  21. Face is like the Milky Way in the sky —Sir John Suckling
  22. Face … its beauty fortuitous like that of a Puritan woman leaning over the washtub —Walker Percy
  23. Face lean as a hatchet —William Beechcroft
  24. Face like a pie … out of the oven too soon —William Faulkner
  25. A face like a 16-oz. boxing glove —Harry Prince
  26. Face … like a badly packed suitcase —Jimmy Sangster
  27. Face like a bad orange —Joyce Cary
  28. Face..like a beaked bird —James Joyce
  29. Face like a benediction —Miguel de Cervantes
  30. Face like a butcher’s block —Frank O’Connor
  31. Face … like a fiddle and everyone who sees him must love him —Anon Irish saying

    Carl Sandburg who had a penchant for incorporating familiar similes into his work, quoted this in his poem, New Hampshire Again.

  32. (A pale flat woman with a) face like a fillet of flounder —Helen Hudson
  33. Face like a knotty whorl in the bark of a hoary olive tree —Amos Oz
  34. Face … like a mail-order ax —William H. Gass
  35. A face like a Mediterranean Lolita —Carol Ascher
  36. Face like an anemic cat’s —Colette
  37. Face like an old purse —Mary Hedin
  38. (A little brown monkey of a man with) a face like a nut —Ruth Rendell
  39. Face like a peeled beet —Hanoch Bartov
  40. Face like a picture of a knight, like one of that Round Table bunch —O. Henry
  41. Face … like a piece of the out-of-doors come indoors: as holly-berries do —D. H. Lawrence
  42. Face … like a pillow that has been much but badly slept on —Romain Gary
  43. Face … like a predatory bird, beaked, grim-lipped —Wallace Stegner
  44. Face like a raisin cookie. Eyes set wide apart and shallow —Donald McCaig
  45. A face like a rock —Thomas Carlyle

    Carlyle thus described his publisher, Frederic Henry Hedge.

  46. Face like a sack of flour —T. Coraghessan Boyle
  47. Face like a sallow bust on a bracket in a university library —Edith Wharton
  48. Face like a shell —Ellen Gilchrist
  49. Face like a slab of corned beef —Oakley Hall
  50. Face like a small pale mask —William Faulkner
  51. Face like a sodden pie —Edgar Lee Masters
  52. A face like a very expensive cat —Josephine Tey
  53. Face like a very ripe peach —Christopher Isherwood
  54. Face like lean old glove leather —Richard Ford
  55. Face … like the cement in an old cellar, rough irregular lines lying thick and lumpy along a hard white surface —Charles Johnson
  56. Face like the soul’s awakening —P. G. Wodehouse
  57. Her big powdered face was set like an egg in a cup in the frilly high-necked blouse —John Dos Passos
  58. (He had) a face like the statue of some Victorian industrialist, heavy and firm and deeply lined, giving an impression of stern willingness —John Braine
  59. A face like Walt Disney’s idea of a grandfather —William Mcllvanney
  60. Face like warm baked clay —C. J. Koch
  61. Face looked like a white blown-out paper bag —V. S. Pritchett
  62. Face … massive as a piece of sculpture —Harvey Swados
  63. Face ravaged as the dimmest memories of the past … creased and flabby, like an old bag —Kingsley Amis
  64. Face red, swollen, like an overripe fruit —Graham Swift
  65. Face sagged, as if its fleshy sub-structure had dried up —McKinlay Kantor
  66. Faces bunched like fists —Irving Feldman
  67. Faces harder than a rock —The Holy Bible/Jeremiah
  68. Face shimmering and flat as the moon —Diane Wakoski
  69. Face … shines in the darkness like a thin moon —Erich Maria Remarque
  70. Face short and blunt as a cat’s —M. J. Farrell
  71. Faces like dark boxes of secrets and desires … locked safely, like old-fashioned caskets for the safe conduct of jewels on a voyage —Eudora Welty
  72. (Young neat unscratched boys with) faces like the bottoms of new saucers —Charles Bukowski
  73. Face like flint —The Holy Bible/Isaiah
  74. Face smooth and intent like a man listening to music —Ross Macdonald
  75. Face smooth and timeless as a portrait in a darkened gallery —T. Coraghessan Boyle
  76. Face … smooth, calculated, and precision-made, like an expensive baby doll —Ken Kesey
  77. Face … smooth like a balmy sky where there’s peace —Helga Sandburg
  78. Face … soft and withered as an apple doll —Sue Grafton
  79. Face so grimed with dirt it looked like a brown leather mask —John Dos Passos
  80. Face … so old that it looked as if the flesh had been polished away —Ellen Glasgow
  81. Face sparkles like a diamond (at mention of favorite topic-collecting) —Honoré de Balzac
  82. Faces ruddy and wrinkled like old apples —Margaret Bhatty
  83. Faces shimmered like they were coming out of water —Jayne Anne Phillips
  84. Face … strong, like Greek statuary —Sue Grafton
  85. Faces were like the faces of lions —The Holy Bible/Kings
  86. A face that looked as if it had been left out on the fire escape for over half a century —Rex Stout
  87. A face that resembled a diseased cauliflower —Miles Gibson
  88. A face that seemed sometimes as intimidating as a clenched fist —Frank Tuohy
  89. Face thin as a desert saint’s —Z. Vance Wilson
  90. Face thrust forward like a hatchet —Oakley Hall
  91. Face twitched like a snapping rubber band —James Lee Burke
  92. (The old woman’s) face was like a worn rock at which all the waves of life had smashed and beaten —Thomas Wolfe
  93. Face was very like a crow —Lewis Carroll
  94. Face … wizened as an old potato —Ignazio Silone
  95. (One day his) face would collapse, like that of a beautiful woman who suddenly abandons the pretense and concedes defeat —Harvey Swados
  96. Face … wound up like a spring —Alan Sillitoe
  97. Features … a little like a Roman emperor side-face —A. A. Milne
  98. Features … a little like a Roman emperor side-face —A. A. Milne
  99. Features … dark and indistinct, as if they’d been rubbed with a dirty eraser —Alice McDermott
  100. A flat face like an imprint in some thick, warm tar —Robie Macauley
  101. Flat white face, like a pillow with eyes —Richard Connell
  102. Front face she was shapeless like poorly impressed sealing-wax —Julia O’Faolain
  103. Her face had filled out into two little puffs of vanity on either side of her mouth, as if she were eating or were containing a yawn —V. S. Pritchett
  104. Her face had rounded with flesh that closed in about her eyes like a dough doll’s —Will Weaver
  105. Her face, pinched from the cold, made her look like a young girl in the Depression of the thirties —Penelope Gilliatt
  106. Her face was like an old brown bowl —Thomas Wolfe
  107. His countenance was like the countenance of an angel of God, very terrible —The Holy Bible/Judges
  108. His face was as … the sun —The Holy Bible/Revelation
  109. His face, with its thick crude lines … and large mouth, gave him the appearance of a slightly refined monkey —H. E. Bates
  110. His unkempt face hung like a bad smell over his dirty clothes —James Crumley
  111. Intense aquiline profile, like the prow of a boat straining forward from too close a fastening —Ruth Suckow
  112. Looked like a miniature beside a portrait in oils —Honoré de Balzac
  113. Old slightly wizened face, like minor characters in novels of whom one is told that ‘they might have been any age from 20 to 50’ —Edward Marsh
  114. A profile like a bread knife —Harvey Swados
  115. A profile like a set of keys and a nose like a bicycle seat —Joey Adams
  116. Profile … like the blade of a knife, cold and sharp —Honoré de Balzac
  117. A round coarse face like a pomegranate —Frank Swinnerton
  118. Round red face shone like freshly washed china —Katherine Mansfield
  119. A sly, pointed face with something vixen in it, the look of a child evacuee who had lost his parents and grown up too fast —Penelope Gilliatt
  120. They had long tired faces. Their yawns, snapping and unsnapping their jaws, made them look like horses —Boris Pasternak
  121. A thin face, pointed as a paper knife —Helen Hudson

    The man thus described in Hudson’s story, The Tenant, is trying to pry information out of a troubled woman. The author built upon the paper knife comparison by adding “Ready to slit her open.”

  122. Weather beaten face, like it was smoked and cured —George Garrett
  123. Wild faces like men hopped up on dope —George Garrett

face


Past participle: faced
Gerund: facing

Imperative
face
face
Present
I face
you face
he/she/it faces
we face
you face
they face
Preterite
I faced
you faced
he/she/it faced
we faced
you faced
they faced
Present Continuous
I am facing
you are facing
he/she/it is facing
we are facing
you are facing
they are facing
Present Perfect
I have faced
you have faced
he/she/it has faced
we have faced
you have faced
they have faced
Past Continuous
I was facing
you were facing
he/she/it was facing
we were facing
you were facing
they were facing
Past Perfect
I had faced
you had faced
he/she/it had faced
we had faced
you had faced
they had faced
Future
I will face
you will face
he/she/it will face
we will face
you will face
they will face
Future Perfect
I will have faced
you will have faced
he/she/it will have faced
we will have faced
you will have faced
they will have faced
Future Continuous
I will be facing
you will be facing
he/she/it will be facing
we will be facing
you will be facing
they will be facing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been facing
you have been facing
he/she/it has been facing
we have been facing
you have been facing
they have been facing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been facing
you will have been facing
he/she/it will have been facing
we will have been facing
you will have been facing
they will have been facing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been facing
you had been facing
he/she/it had been facing
we had been facing
you had been facing
they had been facing
Conditional
I would face
you would face
he/she/it would face
we would face
you would face
they would face
Past Conditional
I would have faced
you would have faced
he/she/it would have faced
we would have faced
you would have faced
they would have faced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.face - the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to earface - 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"
human, human being, homo, man - any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
external body part - any body part visible externally
beard, face fungus, whiskers - the hair growing on the lower part of a man's face
mouth - the externally visible part of the oral cavity on the face and the system of organs surrounding the opening; "she wiped lipstick from her mouth"
eye, oculus, optic - the organ of sight
eyebrow, supercilium, brow - the arch of hair above each eye
facial vein, vena facialis - any of several veins draining the face
facial, facial nerve, nervus facialis, seventh cranial nerve - cranial nerve that supplies facial muscles
head, caput - the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains; "he stuck his head out the window"
nose, olfactory organ - the organ of smell and entrance to the respiratory tract; the prominent part of the face of man or other mammals; "he has a cold in the nose"
chin, mentum - the protruding part of the lower jaw
physiognomy, visage, smiler, kisser, phiz, countenance, mug - the human face (`kisser' and `smiler' and `mug' are informal terms for `face' and `phiz' is British)
feature, lineament - the characteristic parts of a person's face: eyes and nose and mouth and chin; "an expression of pleasure crossed his features"; "his lineaments were very regular"
facial muscle - any of the skeletal muscles of the face
brow, forehead - the part of the face above the eyes
cheek - either side of the face below the eyes
jowl - a fullness and looseness of the flesh of the lower cheek and jaw (characteristic of aging)
jaw - the bones of the skull that frame the mouth and serve to open it; the bones that hold the teeth
2.face - the feelings expressed on a person's faceface - the feelings expressed on a person's face; "a sad expression"; "a look of triumph"; "an angry face"
countenance, visage - the appearance conveyed by a person's face; "a pleasant countenance"; "a stern visage"
leer - a suggestive or sneering look or grin
sparkle, twinkle, spark, light - merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance; "he had a sparkle in his eye"; "there's a perpetual twinkle in his eyes"
3.face - the general outward appearance of something; "the face of the city is changing"
appearance, visual aspect - outward or visible aspect of a person or thing
4.face - the striking or working surface of an implement
club head, clubhead, club-head, golf-club head - (golf) the head of the club which strikes the ball
head - the striking part of a tool; "the head of the hammer"
racquet, racket - a sports implement (usually consisting of a handle and an oval frame with a tightly interlaced network of strings) used to strike a ball (or shuttlecock) in various games
surface - the outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary; "there is a special cleaner for these surfaces"; "the cloth had a pattern of red dots on a white surface"
5.face - a part of a person that is used to refer to a personface - 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"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
synecdoche - substituting a more inclusive term for a less inclusive one or vice versa
6.face - 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"
beam-ends - (nautical) at the ends of the transverse deck beams of a vessel; "on her beam-ends" means heeled over on the side so that the deck is almost vertical
bottom, underside, undersurface - the lower side of anything
forepart, front, front end - the side that is forward or prominent
lee side, leeward, lee - the side of something that is sheltered from the wind
windward - the side of something that is toward the wind
back end, backside, rear - the side of an object that is opposite its front; "his room was toward the rear of the hotel"
surface - the extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object; "they skimmed over the surface of the water"; "a brush small enough to clean every dental surface"; "the sun has no distinct surface"
top side, upper side, upside, top - the highest or uppermost side of anything; "put your books on top of the desk"; "only the top side of the box was painted"
7.face - the part of an animal corresponding to the human face
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
muzzle - forward projecting part of the head of certain animals; includes the jaws and nose
external body part - any body part visible externally
8.face - the side upon which the use of a thing depends (usually the most prominent surface of an object); "he dealt the cards face down"
clock dial, clock face - the face of a clock showing hours and minutes of the day
dial - the face of a timepiece; graduated to show the hours
front - the side that is seen or that goes first
playing card - one of a pack of cards that are used to play card games
watch, ticker - a small portable timepiece
9.face - a contorted facial expressionface - a contorted facial expression; "she made a grimace at the prospect"
facial expression, facial gesture - a gesture executed with the facial muscles
moue, pout, wry face - a disdainful grimace
10.face - a specific size and style of type within a type familyface - a specific size and style of type within a type family
type - printed characters; "small type is hard to read"
type family - a complete set of type suitable for printing text
unicameral script - a script with a single case
bicameral script - a script having two distinct cases
constant-width font, fixed-width font, monospaced font, typewriter font - a typeface is which each character is given the same width (as by a typewriter)
proportional font - any font whose different characters have different widths
cartridge font, font cartridge - any font that is contained in a cartridge that can be plugged into a computer printer
black letter, Gothic - a heavy typeface in use from 15th to 18th centuries
bold, bold face, boldface - a typeface with thick heavy lines
italic - a typeface with letters slanting upward to the right
raster font, screen font - the font that is displayed on a computer screen; "when the screen font resembles a printed font a document may look approximately the same on the screen as it will when printed"
Helvetica, sans serif - a typeface in which characters have no serifs
11.face - status in the eyes of othersface - status in the eyes of others; "he lost face"
status, position - the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society; "he had the status of a minor"; "the novel attained the status of a classic"; "atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life"
12.face - impudent aggressiveness; "I couldn't believe her boldness"; "he had the effrontery to question my honesty"
aggressiveness - the quality of being bold and enterprising
audaciousness, audacity - aggressive boldness or unmitigated effrontery; "he had the audacity to question my decision"
13.face - a vertical surface of a building or cliff
perpendicular - an extremely steep face
vertical surface - a surface that is vertical
coalface - the part of a coal seam that is being cut
Verb1.face - deal with (something unpleasant) head on; "You must confront your problems"; "He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes"
confront, face, present - 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"
go about, set about, approach - begin to deal with; "approach a task"; "go about a difficult problem"; "approach a new project"
tackle, undertake, take on - accept as a challenge; "I'll tackle this difficult task"
2.face - 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"
front, breast - confront bodily; "breast the storm"
take the bull by the horns - face a difficulty and grapple with it without avoiding it
encounter, take on, meet, play - contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle; "Princeton plays Yale this weekend"; "Charlie likes to play Mary"
pit, play off, oppose, match - set into opposition or rivalry; "let them match their best athletes against ours"; "pit a chess player against the Russian champion"; "He plays his two children off against each other"
bully off, face off - start a game by a face-off
3.face - 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"
lie - be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position
face - be opposite; "the facing page"; "the two sofas face each other"
confront - be face to face with; "The child screamed when he confronted the man in the Halloween costume"
4.face - be opposite; "the facing page"; "the two sofas face each other"
be - occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?"
front, face, look - 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"
5.face - turn so as to face; turn the face in a certain direction; "Turn and face your partner now"
turn - change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense; "Turn towards me"; "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face"; "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"
face - turn so as to expose the face; "face a playing card"
6.face - 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"
face, face up, confront - deal with (something unpleasant) head on; "You must confront your problems"; "He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes"
7.face - turn so as to expose the face; "face a playing card"
face - turn so as to face; turn the face in a certain direction; "Turn and face your partner now"
disclose, expose - disclose to view as by removing a cover; "The curtain rose to disclose a stunning set"
8.face - line the edge (of a garment) with a different material; "face the lapels of the jacket"
line - cover the interior of; "line the gloves"; "line a chimney"
face - cover the front or surface of; "The building was faced with beautiful stones"
reface - put a new facing on (a garment)
9.face - cover the front or surface of; "The building was faced with beautiful stones"
revet - face with a layer of stone or concrete or other supporting material so as to retain; "face an embankment"
reface - provide with a new facing; "The building was refaced with beautiful stones"
face - line the edge (of a garment) with a different material; "face the lapels of the jacket"
cover - provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers"

face

noun
1. countenance, features, kisser (slang), profile, dial (Brit. slang), mug (slang), visage, physiognomy, lineaments, phiz or phizog (slang) She had a beautiful face.
2. expression, look, air, appearance, aspect, countenance He was walking around with a sad face.
3. side, front, cover, outside, surface, aspect, exterior, right side, elevation, facet, vertical surface He climbed 200 feet up the cliff face.
4. dial, display The face of the clock was painted yellow.
5. nature, image, character, appearance, concept, conception, make-up Players like him have changed the face of snooker.
6. self-respect, respect, reputation, dignity, standing, authority, image, regard, status, honour, esteem, prestige, self-image, mana (N.Z.) They don't want a war but they don't want to lose face.
7. (Informal) impudence, front, confidence, audacity, nerve, neck (informal), sauce (informal), cheek (informal), assurance, gall (informal), presumption, boldness, chutzpah (U.S. & Canad. informal), sass (U.S. & Canad. informal), effrontery, brass neck (Brit. informal), sassiness (U.S. informal) I haven't the face to borrow off him.
verb
1. look onto, overlook, be opposite, look out on, front onto, give towards or onto The garden faces south.
2. confront, meet, encounter, deal with, oppose, tackle, cope with, experience, brave, defy, come up against, be confronted by, face off (slang) He looked relaxed and calm as he faced the press.
3. (often with up to) accept, deal with, tackle, acknowledge, cope with, confront, come to terms with, meet head-on, reconcile yourself to You must face the truth that the relationship has ended.
4. beset, worry, trouble, bother, distress, plague There are two main health risks that face women.
face someone down intimidate, defeat, confront, subdue, disconcert He's confronted crowds before and faced them down.
face to face facing, tête-à-tête, opposite, confronting, eyeball to eyeball, in confrontation, à deux (French), vis-à-vis It would have been their first face to face encounter.
fly in the face of something defy, oppose, disregard, go against, flout, rebel against, disobey, act in defiance of He said that the decision flew in the face of natural justice.
make or pull a face at someone scowl, frown, pout, grimace, smirk, moue (French) She made a face at him behind his back.
on the face of it to all appearances, apparently, seemingly, outwardly, at first sight, at face value, to the eye On the face of it, that seems to make sense.
put on a brave face appear cheerful, air, take courage, grin and bear it (informal), look cheerful, keep your chin up (informal), not show your disappointment Friends will see you are putting on a brave face.
show your face turn up, come, appear, be seen, show up (informal), put in or make an appearance, approach I felt I ought to show my face at her father's funeral.
to your face directly, openly, straight, in person, in your presence Her opponent called her a liar to her face.
Quotations
"The face is the image of the soul" [Cicero De Oratore]
"The face is the soul of the body" [Ludwig Wittgenstein Journal]
"I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that" [Lauren Bacall]
"At 50, everyone has the face he deserves" [George Orwell last entry in notebook]
"Was this the face that launched a thousand ships"
"And burnt the topless towers of Ilium?" [Christopher Marlowe Dr. Faustus]

face

noun
1. The front surface of the head:
countenance, feature (often used in plural), muzzle, visage.
Informal: mug.
Slang: kisser, map, pan, puss.
2. A disposition of the facial features that conveys meaning, feeling, or mood:
3. A facial contortion indicating displeasure, disgust, or pain:
Informal: mug.
4. An outward appearance:
5. The level of credit or respect at which one is regarded by others:
7. The forward outer surface of a building:
Architecture: frontispiece.
9. The outer layer of an object:
10. The marked outer surface of an instrument:
verb
1. To have the face or front turned in a specific direction:
front, look (on or upon).
2. To confront boldly and courageously:
Idioms: fly in the face of, snap one's fingers at, stand up to, thumb one's nose at.
3. To meet face-to-face, especially defiantly:
4. To come up against:
5. To furnish with a covering of a different material:
Translations
وَجْـهيُقابِليُواجِهيُواجِهُسَطْح
obličejčelitčelo porubuciferníkotočit se/stát čelem k
ansigtfacademinefasesidestå over for
vizaĝo
kasvotkohdatanaamapuolitahko
licegledati prema
arcfejtési felületfelszínszembenéz
mukawajah
andlitendi gangs í kolanámuhorfast í augu viîsnúa aîsnúa aî, standa andspænis
・・・に向かう
얼굴직면하다향하다
akis į akįatsigręžtiatsiimti savobūti atsigręžusiamdaryti grimasas
atrasties pretībūt vērstam pret/ar skatu uzcirtnepriekšpuseseja
faţă
byť obrátenýstáť čelom
obrazgledati proti
ansiktemötayta
uso
เผชิญหน้าใบหน้า
yüzyüzeyalınbakmakcesaretle karşılamak
đối mặtmặt

face

[feɪs]
A. N
1. (= part of body) → cara f, rostro m
the wind was blowing in our facesel viento soplaba de cara
the bomb blew up in his facela bomba estalló delante suyo
it all blew up in his face (fig) → le salió el tiro por la culata
I could never look him in the face againno tendría valor para mirarle a la cara de nuevo
to say sth to sb's facedecirle algo a la cara a algn
I told him to his facese lo dije a la cara
to bring sb face to face with sbconfrontar algn con algn
to bring two people face to faceponer a dos personas cara a cara, confrontar a dos personas
to come face to face with [+ person] → encontrarse cara a cara con; [+ problem, danger] → enfrentarse con
face upboca arriba
to put a brave or > good face on it (US) → poner al mal tiempo buena cara
get out of my face!¡déjame en paz!
to lose facequedar mal, desprestigiarse
to be off one's face (Brit) → estar como una cuba
to put one's face onmaquillarse, pintarse
to save facesalvar las apariencias, quedar bien
to set one's face against sthoponerse resueltamente a algo
to show one's facedejarse ver
shut your face!¡cállate la boca!, ¡calla la boca!
see also blue A1
see also egg A1
see also laugh B
see also plain A1
see also pretty A1
see also slap A
see also stuff B1
2. (= expression) → cara f, expresión f
a happy faceuna cara alegre or de Pascua
his face fellpuso cara larga
a long faceuna cara larga
to make or pull faces (at sb)hacer muecas (a algn)
to pull a (wry) faceponer mala cara
see also straight A1
3. (= person) → cara f
there were plenty of familiar faces at the partyhabía muchas caras conocidas en la fiesta
we need some new or fresh faces on the teamel equipo necesita sangre nueva
4. (= surface) → superficie f; [of dial, watch] → esfera f; [of sundial] → cuadrante m; [of mountain, cliff, coin, playing card] → cara f; [of building] → fachada f, frente m
it's vanished off the face of the earthha desaparecido de la faz de la tierra
5. (= aspect) the unacceptable face of capitalismlos aspectos inadmisibles del capitalismo
the changing face of modern politicsla cambiante fisonomía de la política actual
6. (= effrontery) → descaro m, cara f, caradura f
to have the face to do sthtener el descaro de hacer algo
7. (= typeface) → tipo m de imprenta
8. (in set expressions)
face down(wards) [person, card] → boca abajo
in the face of [+ enemy] → frente a; [+ threats, danger] → ante; [+ difficulty] → en vista de, ante
on the face of ita primera vista, a juzgar por las apariencias
face up(ward) [person, card] → boca arriba
to fly in the face of reasonoponerse abiertamente a la razón
B. VT
1. (= be facing) [+ person, object] → estar de cara a; (= be opposite) → estar enfrente de
face the wall!¡ponte de cara a la pared!
turn it to face the firegíralo para que esté de cara al fuego
to sit facing the engineestar sentado de frente a la locomotora
they sat facing each otherse sentaron uno frente al or enfrente del otro
to face both waysdar una de cal y otra de arena
2. [room, building]
2.1. (= overlook) → dar a, tener vista a
my room faces the seami cuarto da al mar
2.2. (= be opposite to) [+ building] → estar enfrente de
the flat faces the Town Hallel piso está enfrente del Ayuntamiento
3. (= confront) [+ enemy, danger, problem, situation] → enfrentarse a; [+ consequences] → hacer frente a, afrontar
many people are facing redundancymuchas personas se ven enfrentadas al desempleo
I can't face him (ashamed) → no podría mirarle a los ojos
we are faced with serious problemsse nos plantean graves problemas
he faces a fine of £200 if convictedle espera una multa de £200 si lo declaran culpable
he was faced with a class who refused to cooperatese encontraba ante una clase que se negaba a cooperar
faced with the prospect of living on his own, heante la perspectiva de vivir solo, ...
to face factsaceptar los hechos or la realidad
to face the fact thatreconocer que ...
we will face him with the factsle expondremos los hechos or la realidad
let's face it!¡seamos realistas!, ¡reconozcámoslo!
to face the musicafrontar las consecuencias
4. (= bear, stand)
I can't face breakfast this morninghoy no podría desayunar nada
I can't face this aloneno me veo capaz de enfrentar esto solo
I can't face changing jobs againno me veo capaz de volver a cambiar de trabajo
5. (= clad) → revestir
a wall faced with concreteuna pared revestida de hormigón
6. (Sew) (on inside) → forrar; (on outside) → recubrir
the hood is faced with silkla capucha está forrada de seda
C. VI
1. [person, animal] (= look) → mirar hacia; (= turn) → volverse hacia
face this way!¡vuélvete hacia aquí!
right face! (US) (Mil) → ¡derecha!
about face! (US) (Mil) → ¡media vuelta!
2. [building] which way does the house face?¿en qué dirección está orientada la casa?
it faces east/towards the eastda al este/mira hacia el este
D. CPD face card N (US) → figura f
face cloth N = face flannel face cream Ncrema f para la cara
face flannel N (Brit) → toallita f; (= glove) → manopla f (para lavarse la cara)
face mask Nmascarilla f (Cosmetics) = face pack face pack Nmascarilla f facial
face paint N pintura ornamental para la cara
face powder Npolvos mpl para la cara
face value N [of coin, stamp] → valor m nominal
to take sb at face valuejuzgar a algn por las apariencias
I took his statement at (its) face valuetomé lo que dijo en sentido literal
face down VT + ADV (esp US) → amilanar
face on to VI + PREPdar a, mirar hacia
face out VT + ADV to face it outafrontar las consecuencias
to face out a crisishacer frente a una crisis
face up to VI + PREP [+ difficulty] → afrontar, hacer frente a
to face up to the fact thatreconocer or admitir (el hecho de) que ...
she faced up to it bravelyhizo frente a la situación con valentía

face

[ˈfeɪs]
n [person] → visage m, figure f; [animal] → face f
to be lying face down [person] → être étendu(e) à plat ventre
face to face adv [meet, speak] → face à face face-to-face
to show one's face → se montrer
to say sth to sb's face (in sb's presence)dire qch à qn en face
Haven't you the courage to say it to his face? → N'avez-vous pas le courage de le lui dire en face?
They would never have dared say so to his face → Ils n'auraient jamais osé lui dire ça en face.
to blow up in sb's face (= backfire) → se retourner contre qn
to laugh in sb's face → rire au nez de qn
(= expression) to have a sad face → avoir l'air triste
a puzzled face
He looked at her with a puzzled face → Il la regardait d'un air perplexe.
to have a long face (= look unhappy) → faire une tête de six pieds de long
to keep a straight face → garder son sérieux
to say sth with a straight face → dire qch en gardant son sérieux, dire qch en gardant son sérieux
to be written all over sb's face → se lire sur le visage de qn
to pull a face, to make a face (= look displeased) → faire la grimace (= look comical) → faire une grimace
to pull faces, to make faces → faire des grimaces
to pull faces at sb, to make faces at sb → faire des grimaces à qn
(= dignity) to save face → sauver la face
to lose face → perdre la face
(= outward aspect) [city, industry, countryside] → visage m
to change the face of sth → changer le visage de qch
the acceptable face of sth → la face acceptable de qch
on the face of it → à première vue
in the face of sth [+ difficulties, opposition, adversity] (= when confronted with) → face à, devant
in the face of these difficulties → face à ces difficultés, devant ces difficultés (= despite) → en dépit de
to fly in the face of sth (= contradict completely) → défier qch
[clock] → cadran m; [watch] → cadran m
[building] → façade f
(= side) [dice] → face f; [coin] → face f; [playing card] → face f, dessous m
face down [card] → face en dessous
(= surface) [mountain] → face f; [cliff] → flanc m
on the face of the earth (= in the whole world) → à la surface de la terre
to disappear from the face of the earth (= become extinct) [species, habitat] → disparaître de la surface du globe (fig) (= go missing) [person] → disparaître de la circulation
to be wiped off the face of the earth → être éliminé(e) de la surface du globe
rock face → paroi f rocheuse
vt
(= look towards) [person] → faire face à; [+ window, door] → faire face à
[building, room] [+ street, square, park] → donner sur
(= be confronted with) [+ problem, difficulty] → être confronté(e) à
We are faced with a serious problem → Nous sommes confrontés à un grave problème.
He faces life in prison if convicted → Il est passible de la prison à vie s'il est reconnu coupable.
to face facts → regarder la réalité en face
I can't face it → je n'en ai pas le courage
I can't face doing ...
I can't face seeing anyone → Je n'ai pas le courage de voir qui que ce soit.
let's face it → admettons-le
(in competition) [team, athlete] → affronter
vi
to face forwards [person] → être de face
to face south [building, garden] → être orienté(e) au sud
face up to
vt fus [+ fact, responsibilities] → faire face à
You must face up to your responsibilities → Vous devez faire face à vos responsabilités.face card n (US)figure f

face

n
Gesicht nt; to go red in the facerot anlaufen; I don’t want to see your face here againich möchte Sie hier nie wieder sehen; we were standing face to facewir standen einander Auge in Auge or von Angesicht zu Angesicht (geh)gegenüber; next time I see him face to facedas nächste Mal, wenn ich ihm begegne; to bring somebody face to face with somebody/somethingjdn mit jdm/etw konfrontieren; to bring two people face to facezwei Leute einander gegenüberstellen or miteinander konfrontieren; to come face to face with somebodyjdn treffen; to come face to face with somethingeiner Sache (dat)ins Auge sehen; he told him so to his faceer sagte ihm das (offen) ins Gesicht; he shut the door in my faceer schlug mir die Tür vor der Nase zu; he laughed in my faceer lachte mir ins Gesicht; the plan blew up in his faceder Plan ging ins Auge; to look somebody in the facejdn ansehen; to be able to look somebody in the facejdm in die Augen sehen können; to throw something back in somebody’s facejdm etw wieder vorhalten; get outta my face! (US inf) → lass mich in Ruhe!; in the face of great difficulties/much opposition etcangesichts or (= despite) → trotz größter Schwierigkeiten/starker Opposition etc; courage in the face of the enemyTapferkeit vor dem Feind; to be off or out of one’s face (Brit inf: = drunk, on drugs) → total zu sein (inf) ? flat1
(= expression)Gesicht (→ sausdruck m) nt; to make or pull a facedas Gesicht verziehen; to make or pull faces/a funny faceGesichter or Grimassen/eine Grimasse machen or schneiden (at sb jdm); to put a good face on itgute Miene zum bösen Spiel machen; to put a brave face on itsich (dat)nichts anmerken lassen; (= do sth one dislikes)(wohl oder übel) in den sauren Apfel beißen; he has set his face against thater stemmt sich dagegen
(= prestige) loss of faceGesichtsverlust m; to save (one’s) facedas Gesicht wahren; to lose facedas Gesicht verlieren
(of clock)Zifferblatt nt; (= rock face)(Steil)wand f; (= coalface)Streb m; (= typeface)Schriftart f; (of playing card)Bildseite f; (of coin)Vorderseite f; (of house)Fassade f; to put something face up(wards)/down(wards)etw mit der Vorderseite nach oben/unten legen; to be face up(wards)/down(wards) (person)mit dem Gesicht nach oben/unten liegen; (thing)mit der Vorderseite nach oben/unten liegen; (book)mit der aufgeschlagenen Seite nach oben/unten liegen; to work at the (coal) facevor Ort arbeiten; to change the face of the worlddie Welt völlig verändern; the changing face of politicsdas sich wandelnde Gesicht der Politik; the unacceptable face of capitalismdie unannehmbare Seite des Kapitalismus; he/it vanished off the face of the earth (inf)er/es war wie vom Erdboden verschwunden; I’m the luckiest person on the face of the earth (inf)ich bin der glücklichste Mensch auf der Welt; on the face of itso, wie es aussieht
(inf: = effrontery) to have the face to do somethingdie Stirn haben, etw zu tun
vt
(= be opposite, have one’s face towards)gegenüber sein (+dat), → gegenüberstehen/-liegen etc (+dat); (window, door) north, southgehen nach; street, garden etcliegen zu; (building, room) north, southliegen nach; park, streetliegen zu; to face the wall/lightzur Wand gekehrt/dem Licht zugekehrt sein; (person)mit dem Gesicht zur Wand/zum Licht stehen/sitzen etc; sit down and face the front!setz dich und sieh nach vorn!; face this way!bitte sehen Sie hierher!; he was facing me at dinnerer saß mir beim Essen gegenüber; the picture/wall facing youdas Bild/die Wand Ihnen gegenüber; facing one anothereinander gegenüber; to sit facing the front of the busin Fahrtrichtung sitzen
(fig) possibility, prospectrechnen müssen mit; to face deathdem Tod ins Auge sehen; to face trialvor Gericht gestellt werden; to face financial ruinvor dem finanziellen Ruin stehen; to be faced with somethingsich einer Sache (dat)gegenübersehen; the problem facing usdas Problem, dem wir gegenüberstehen or mit dem wir konfrontiert sind; you’ll face a lot of criticism if you do thatSie setzen sich großer Kritik aus, wenn Sie das tun; to be faced with a bill for £100eine Rechnung über £ 100 präsentiert bekommen; he is facing a charge of murderer steht unter Mordanklage, er ist wegen Mordes angeklagt; he faces life in prison if convictedwenn er für schuldig befunden wird, muss er mit lebenslänglich rechnen
(= meet confidently) situation, danger, criticismsich stellen (+dat); person, enemygegenübertreten (+dat); he faced defeat bravelyer hat sich tapfer mit der Niederlage abgefunden; to face (the) factsden Tatsachen ins Auge blicken or sehen; let’s face itmachen wir uns doch nichts vor; you’d better face it, you’re not going to get the jobdu musst dich wohl damit abfinden, dass du die Stelle nicht bekommst
(inf: = put up with, bear) → verkraften (inf); another drink, cake etcrunterkriegen (inf); I can’t face another of these argumentsich halte noch so einen Streit einfach nicht aus; I can’t face seeing anyoneich kann einfach niemanden sehen; I can’t face it (inf)ich bringe es einfach nicht über mich
building, wallverblenden, verkleiden; (Sew) garment(mit Besatz) verstürzen
(Cards) → aufdecken
stoneglätten, (plan) schleifen
vi (house, room)liegen (towards park dem Park zu, onto road zur Straße, away from road nicht zur Straße); (window)gehen (→ onto, towards auf +acc, → zu, away from nicht auf +acc); he was sitting facing away from meer saß mit dem Rücken zu mir; they were all facing toward(s) the windowsie saßen alle mit dem Gesicht zum Fenster (hin); the house faces south/toward(s) the seadas Haus liegt nach Süden/zum Meer hin; in which direction was he facing?in welche Richtung stand er?; you’ve parked facing in the wrong directionSie haben in der falschen Richtung geparkt; the side of the house that faces onto the roaddie der Straße zugekehrte Seite des Hauses; why was the house built facing away from the park?warum wurde das Haus nicht mit Blick auf den Park gebaut?; right face! (Mil) → rechts um!

face

:
face card
nBildkarte f
face cloth
nWaschlappen m
face cream
face flannel
n (Brit) → Waschlappen m
face frame
n (US inf: = hairstyle) Haarschnitt, der das Gesicht einrahmt
face guard
nSchutzmaske f
faceless
adj drawinggesichtslos; (fig)anonym
face-lift
n (lit)Gesichts(haut)straffung f, → Facelift(ing) nt; (fig, for car, building etc) → Verschönerung f; to have a facesich (dat)das Gesicht liften or straffen lassen; (fig)ein neues Aussehen bekommen; to give the house a facedas Haus renovieren, das Haus einer Verschönerungsaktion unterziehen
face mask
n
(of diver etc)(Gesichts)maske f
(Cosmetics) → Gesichtsmaske for -packung f
face-off
n
(= confrontation)Konfrontation f
(Ice hockey) → Bully nt
face pack
nGesichtspackung f
face paints
plGesichtsfarbe f
face powder

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face-saver
nAusrede fum das Gesicht zu wahren
face-saving
adj a face measure/solution/tacticeine Maßnahme/Lösung/Taktik, die dazu dient, das Gesicht zu wahren

face

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face tissue
nKosmetiktuch nt
face-to-face
adjpersönlich; confrontation, contactdirekt
face value
n (Fin) → Nennwert m, → Nominalwert m; to take something at (its) face (fig)etw für bare Münze nehmen; to take somebody at facejdm unbesehen glauben
face worker
n (Min) → Hauer m

face

[feɪs]
1. n (gen) → faccia (Anat) → faccia, volto, viso; (expression) → faccia, espressione f; (grimace) → smorfia; (of dial, watch, clock) → quadrante m; (surface, of the earth) → superficie f, faccia; (of building) → facciata; (of mountain, cliff) → parete f
face down(wards) (person) → a faccia in giù, bocconi (object) → a faccia in giù (card) → coperto/a
face up(wards) (person, object) → a faccia in su (card) → scoperto/a
in the face of (difficulties) → di fronte a
to laugh in sb's face → ridere in faccia a qn
to look sb in the face → guardare qn in faccia
to say sth to sb's face → dire qc in faccia a qn
I told him to his face → gliel'ho detto in faccia
you can shout till you're black or blue in the face ... → puoi urlare fino a sgolarti...
don't show your face here again! → non farti più vedere qui!
it's vanished off the face of the earth → è sparito/a dalla faccia della terra
to have a good memory for faces → essere un(a) buon(a) fisionomista
to pull a long face → fare la faccia lunga, fare il muso
to keep a straight face → rimanere serio/a
to pull a face → fare una smorfia
to make or pull faces (at sb) → fare le boccacce (a qn)
his face fell (fig) → ha fatto una faccia!
on the face of it → a prima vista
they put a brave face on it → hanno fatto buon viso a cattivo gioco
to lose/save face → perdere/salvare la faccia
2. vt
a. (be facing, be opposite) → essere di fronte a; (overlook, road) → dare su; (sea) → guardare verso
face the wall! → girati verso il muro!
to sit facing the engine (on train) → sedersi nella direzione della marcia
the picture facing page 20 → la figura a fianco di pagina 20
the difficulties facing us → i problemi che ci aspettano
b. (confront, attacker, danger) → affrontare, fronteggiare
I can't face him (ashamed) → non ho il coraggio di guardarlo in faccia (reluctant) → non ho nessuna voglia di vederlo
I can't face doing it → non ho nessuna voglia di farlo
to face the music (fig) → far fronte alla tempesta
to face facts → affrontare la realtà
to face the fact that ... → riconoscere or ammettere che...
we are faced with serious problems → ci troviamo di fronte a gravi problemi
let's face it! (fam) → diciamocelo chiaramente!
c. (Tech) → rivestire, ricoprire
a wall faced with concrete → un muro rivestito di cemento
3. vi (person) to face this waygirarsi da questa parte
it faces east/towards the east → è esposto/a a/guarda verso est
face down vt + adv (Am) (fig) to face sb downsfidare qn
face out vt + adv (Brit) → affrontare
face up to vi + adv + prep (difficulty) → affrontare, far fronte a
to face up to the fact that ... → accettare che...

face

(feis) noun
1. the front part of the head, from forehead to chin. a beautiful face.
2. a surface especially the front surface. a rock face.
3. in mining, the end of a tunnel etc where work is being done. a coal face.
verb
1. to be opposite to. My house faces the park.
2. to turn, stand etc in the direction of. She faced him across the desk.
3. to meet or accept boldly. to face one's fate.
-faced adjective
having a face of a certain kind. a baby-faced man.
facial (ˈfeiʃəl) adjective
of the face. facial expressions.
facing preposition
opposite. The hotel is facing the church.
facecloth noun
(American washcloth) a piece of cloth for washing the face or body.
ˈfacelift noun
1. an operation to smooth and firm the face. She has had a facelift.
2. a process intended to make a building etc look better. This village will be given a facelift.
ˈface-powder noun
a type of make-up in the form of a fine powder. She put on face-powder to stop her nose shining.
ˈface-saving adjective
of something which helps a person not to look stupid or not to appear to be giving in. He agreed to everything we asked and as a face-saving exercise we offered to consult him occasionally.
face value
the value stated on the face of a coin etc. Some old coins are now worth a great deal more than their face value.
at face value
as being as valuable etc as it appears. You must take this offer at face value.
face the music
to accept punishment or responsibility for something one has done. The child had to face the music after being rude to the teacher.
face to face
in person; in the actual presence of one another. I'd like to meet him face to face some day – I've heard so much about him.
face up to
to meet or accept boldly. She faced up to her difficult situation.
in the face of
having to deal with and in spite of. She succeeded in the face of great difficulties.
lose face
to suffer a loss of respect or reputation. You will really lose face if you are defeated.
make/pull a face
to twist one's face into a strange expression. She pulled faces at the baby to make it laugh.
on the face of it
as it appears at first glance, usually deceptively. On the face of it, the problem was easy.
put a good face on it
to give the appearance of being satisfied etc with something when one is not. Now it's done we'll have to put a good face on it.
save one's face
to avoid appearing stupid or wrong. I refuse to accept the reponsibility for that error just to save your face – it's your fault.

face

وَجْه, يُواجِهُ obličej, směřovat ansigt, stå over for gegenüberstehen, Gesicht αντιμετωπίζω, πρόσωπο cara, enfrentarse, volverse hacia kasvot, kohdata faire face à, visage gledati prema, lice affrontare, viso ・・・に向かう, 顔 얼굴, 직면하다 gezicht, kijken naar ansikt, stå overfor stanąć wobec, twarz encarar, rosto быть обращенным, лицо ansikte, möta เผชิญหน้า, ใบหน้า bakmak, yüz đối mặt, mặt , 面对

face

n. cara, rostro, faz;
___ -downboca abajo;
___ -liftestire de la cara, ritidectomía;
___ peelingpeladura de la ___;
___ to facefrente a frente;
___ -upboca arriba;
___ maskmascarilla.

face

n cara, rostro; vt (to confront) enfrentar; (to turn, facing) voltearse hacia; Face the wall, please..Voltéese hacia la pared, por favor.
References in classic literature ?
Birds in their little nests agree," sang Beth, the peacemaker, with such a funny face that both sharp voices softened to a laugh, and the "pecking" ended for that time.
I liked the things and the kisses, but it was dreadful to have you sit looking at me while I opened the bundles," said Beth, who was toasting her face and the bread for tea at the same time.
March said, with a particularly happy face, "I've got a treat for you after supper.
Jo wasn't ashamed of the great tear that dropped off the end of her nose, and Amy never minded the rumpling of her curls as she hid her face on her mother's shoulder and sobbed out, "I am a selfish girl
The four young faces on which the firelight shone brightened at the cheerful words, but darkened again as Jo said sadly, "We haven't got Father, and shall not have him for a long time.
The feet of the boy in the road kicked up a cloud of dust that floated across the face of the departing sun.
Again he raised the hands to caress the boy and then a look of horror swept over his face.
As his hard knuck- les beat down into the frightened face of the school- master, his wrath became more and more terrible.
With Face Guardian, our goal is to help our users become more aware about their images' footprint on the web, while promoting awareness about best practices in image privacy and protection," said Ian Koskela, Chief Executive Officer of Face Data, Inc.
To understand the neurological implications which relate to impairments of face perception (Group 6.
In a series of studies, Matsumiya took advantage of a phenomenon called the "face aftereffect" to investigate whether our visual system responds to nonvisual signals for processing faces.
These results show that face sensitive ERPs can be recorded with scalp electrodes, and also provide strong supportive evidence for a face-specific N170.