Facade meaning

fə-säd
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(figuratively) A deceptive outward appearance.
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An artificial or deceptive front.

Ideological slogans that were a façade for power struggles.

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The face of a building, especially the principal face.
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The face of a building, especially the front.
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The front part of anything.
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The definition of a facade is the front of a building facing a public space or an artificial front or appearance by someone.

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.

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The front of a building; part of a building facing a street, courtyard, etc.
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Origin of facade

  • French from Italian facciata from faccia face from Vulgar Latin facia from Latin faciēs dhē- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French façade, from Italian facciata, a derivation of faccia (“front”), from Latin facies (“face”); compare face

    From Wiktionary