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Definition of Face

Face

  1. The exterior form or appearance of anything; that part which presents itself to the view; especially, the front or upper part or surface; that which particularly offers itself to the view of a spectator.
  2. That part of a body, having several sides, which may be seen from one point, or which is presented toward a certain direction; one of the bounding planes of a solid; as, a cube has six faces.
  3. The principal dressed surface of a plate, disk, or pulley; the principal flat surface of a part or object.
  4. That part of the acting surface of a cog in a cog wheel, which projects beyond the pitch line.
  5. The width of a pulley, or the length of a cog from end to end; as, a pulley or cog wheel of ten inches face.
  6. The upper surface, or the character upon the surface, of a type, plate, etc.
  7. The style or cut of a type or font of type.
  8. Outside appearance; surface show; look; external aspect, whether natural, assumed, or acquired.
  9. That part of the head, esp. of man, in which the eyes, cheeks, nose, and mouth are situated; visage; countenance.
  10. Cast of features; expression of countenance; look; air; appearance.
  11. Ten degrees in extent of a sign of the zodiac.
  12. Maintenance of the countenance free from abashment or confusion; confidence; boldness; shamelessness; effrontery.
  13. Presence; sight; front; as in the phrases, before the face of, in the immediate presence of; in the face of, before, in, or against the front of; as, to fly in the face of danger; to the face of, directly to; from the face of, from the presence of.
  14. Mode of regard, whether favorable or unfavorable; favor or anger; mostly in Scriptural phrases.
  15. The end or wall of the tunnel, drift, or excavation, at which work is progressing or was last done.
  16. The exact amount expressed on a bill, note, bond, or other mercantile paper, without any addition for interest or reduction for discount.
  17. To meet in front; to oppose with firmness; to resist, or to meet for the purpose of stopping or opposing; to confront; to encounter; as, to face an enemy in the field of battle.
  18. To Confront impudently; to bully.
  19. To stand opposite to; to stand with the face or front toward; to front upon; as, the apartments of the general faced the park.
  20. To cover in front, for ornament, protection, etc.; to put a facing upon; as, a building faced with marble.
  21. To line near the edge, esp. with a different material; as, to face the front of a coat, or the bottom of a dress.
  22. To cover with better, or better appearing, material than the mass consists of, for purpose of deception, as the surface of a box of tea, a barrel of sugar, etc.
  23. To make the surface of (anything) flat or smooth; to dress the face of (a stone, a casting, etc.); esp., in turning, to shape or smooth the flat surface of, as distinguished from the cylindrical surface.
  24. To cause to turn or present a face or front, as in a particular direction.
  25. To carry a false appearance; to play the hypocrite.
  26. To turn the face; as, to face to the right or left.
  27. To present a face or front.

Face Quotations

I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let's face it, friends make life a lot more fun.
Charles R. Swindoll

A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea. - Honore de Balzac
A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.
Honore de Balzac

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.
Helen Keller

Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward. - Victor Kiam
Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward.
Victor Kiam

Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone's face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits, here in this world and the life to come.
Henri Nouwen
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Face Translations

face in Afrikaans is gesig
face in Danish is ansigt
face in Dutch is het hoofd bieden
face in Finnish is kasvot
face in French is visage, face, affronter
face in German is beschichten, Miene, Gesicht
face in Italian is viso, contrastare
face in Latin is visio, facies, oris
face in Portuguese is cara
face in Swedish is ansikte, front
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