Facades of shopping center buildings.
- An example of facade is the front of the local mall.
- An example of facade is the putting on of a smile when really feeling quite upset.
- the front of a building; part of a building facing a street, courtyard, etc.
- the front part of anything: often used fig., with implications of an imposing appearance concealing something inferior
Origin of facadeFrench ; from Italian facciata ; from faccia ; from Vulgar Latin facia: see face
- The face of a building, especially the principal face.
- An artificial or deceptive front: ideological slogans that were a façade for power struggles.
Origin of facadeFrench, from Italian facciata, from faccia, face, from Vulgar Latin *facia, from Latin faci&emacron;s; see dh&emacron;- in Indo-European roots.
- The face of a building, especially the front.
- (figuratively) A deceptive outward appearance.