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 ?
There remains to-day but a very imperceptible vestige of the Place de Grève, such as it existed then; it consists in the charming little turret, which occupies the angle north of the Place, and which, already enshrouded in the ignoble plaster which fills with paste the delicate lines of its sculpture, would soon have disappeared, perhaps submerged by that flood of new houses which so rapidly devours all the ancient façades of Paris.
At night, one could distinguish nothing of all that mass of buildings, except the black indentation of the roofs, unrolling their chain of acute angles round the place; for one of the radical differences between the cities of that time, and the cities of the present day, lay in the façades which looked upon the places and streets, and which were then gables.