Stood and faced the audience.
A window that faces the south.
Bronze that is faced with gold foil.
Face a hem with lace.
- The front, upper, or outer surface or part.
- Any one of the surfaces of a geometric figure or crystal.
The building faces the square.
She has a pretty face.
Why the sad face?
The face of this company.
He managed to show a bold face despite his embarrassment.
The face of the cliff loomed above them.
To fly in the face of danger.
To speak before the face of God.
They turned to boat into the face of the storm.
A pulley or cog wheel of ten inches face.
I'll be out in a sec, just let me put on my face.
Face the sun.
Turn the chair so it faces the table.
I'm going to have to face this sooner or later.
The bunkers faced north and east, toward Germany.
A building faced with marble.
To face the front of a coat, or the bottom of a dress.
An example of face is the combination of eyes, ears, mouth and nose.
An example of face is the part of the clock that displays the time.
An example of face is for students to look at the teacher.
An example of face is for a person to deal with his greatest fear.
A happy face.
Made a face at the prospect of eating lemons.
Put one's face on.
The modern face of the city.
Had the face to question my judgment.
- The surface presented to view; the front.
- A façade.
- Outer surface.The face of the earth.
- A marked side.The face of a clock; the face of a playing card.
- The right side, as of fabric.
- An exposed, often precipitous surface of rock.
- To accept the unpleasant consequences, especially of one's own actions.
- In opposition to or defiance of.
- From appearances alone; apparently:On the face of it, the problem seems minor.
- To make an appearance:Don't show your face on my property again.
- In the view or hearing of:Insulted me to my face.
- to behave in a confrontational or annoyingly direct or persistent manner toward someone
- with the face or front turned downwardTo slip and land face down in a pile of leaves.
- to disconcert or overcome by a confident, bold manner
- to start or resume play with a face-off
- to confront one another as opponents or adversariesCandidates face off in an election.
- to take a position opposingCongress faced off against the President.
- confronting each other
- very near to; in the presence of
- with the face or front turned upward; on its or one's backTo deal playing cards face up.
- to face with courage; confront and resist
- to realize and be ready to meet (a condition, fact, etc.)
- to be rashly defiant of
- (in a manner that is) direct and confrontationalThe door was slammed in my face.
- in the presence of
- in spite of
- to distort the face, esp. in a way expressing contempt, distaste, humor, etc.
- to all appearances; apparently
- to look sad, glum, disapproving, etc.
- to seem bold or confident about
- to be determinedly against; disapprove of; resist
- to come and be seen; appear
- in someone's presence; openly and without fear
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of face
- Middle English from Old French from Vulgar Latin facia from Latin faciēs dhē- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Replaced native Middle English onlete (“face, countenance, appearance”), from Old English anwlite; compare Old English ansīen (“face”), Middle English neb (“face, nose”) (from Old English nebb), Middle English ler, leor, leer (“face, cheek, countenance”) (from Old English hlēor), and non-native Middle English vis (“face, appearance, look”) (from Old French vis).