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face

 
Noun face has 14 senses
  1. face, human face - the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear; "he washed his face"; "I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news"
    --1 is a kind of external body part
    --1 is a part of head, caput; homo, man, human being, human
    --1 has parts:
     beard, face fungus, whiskers; mouth; eye, oculus, optic; eyebrow, brow, supercilium; facial vein, vena facialis; facial, facial nerve, nervus facialis, seventh cranial nerve; nose, olfactory organ; chin, mentum; feature, lineament; facial muscle; brow, forehead; cheek; jowl; jaw
    --1 has particulars:
     countenance, physiognomy, phiz, visage, kisser, smiler, mug
  2. expression, look, aspect, facial expression, face - the expression on a person's face; "a sad expression"; "a look of triumph"; "an angry face"
    --2 is a kind of countenance, visage
    --2 has particulars: leer; sparkle, spark, light
  3. face - the general outward appearance of something; "the face of the city is changing"
    --3 is a kind of
    appearance, visual aspect
  4. face, facing - the act of confronting bravely; "he hated facing the facts"; "he excelled in the face of danger"
    --4 is a kind of braving, confronting, coping with, grappling, tackling
    Derived form: verb face1
  5. face - the striking or working surface of an implement
    --5 is a kind of
    surface
    --5 is a part of
     head; racket, racquet; golf-club head, club head, club-head, clubhead
  6. face - a part of a person that is used to refer to a person; "he looked out at a roomful of faces"; "when he returned to work he met many new faces"
    --6 is a kind of
    person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, human, soul
  7. side, face - a surface forming part of the outside of an object; "he examined all sides of the crystal"; "dew dripped from the face of the leaf"
    --7 is a kind of surface
    --7 has particulars:
     beam-ends; bottom, underside, undersurface; front, front end, forepart; lee, lee side, leeward; rear, backside, back end; top, top side, upper side, upside
    Derived form: verb face7
  8. face - the part of an animal corresponding to the human face
    --8 is a kind of
    external body part
    --8 is a part of
     animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna
    --8 has particulars: muzzle
  9. face - the side upon which the use of a thing depends (usually the most prominent surface of an object); "he dealt the cards face down"
    --9 is a kind of
    front
    --9 is a part of watch, ticker; playing card
    --9 has particulars: clock face, clock dial; dial
    Derived form: verb face7
  10. grimace, face - a contorted facial expression; "she made a grimace at the prospect"
    --10 is a kind of facial expression, facial gesture
    --10 has particulars: pout, moue, wry face
  11. font, fount, typeface, face - a specific size and style of type within a type family
    --11 is a kind of type
    --11 is a member of type family
    --11 has particulars:
     typewriter font, constant-width font, fixed-width font, monospaced font; proportional font; font cartridge, cartridge font; Gothic, black letter; boldface, bold face, bold; italic; screen font, raster font; sans serif, Helvetica
  12. face - status in the eyes of others; "he lost face"
    --12 is a kind of
    status, position
  13. boldness, nerve, brass, face, cheek - impudent aggressiveness; "I couldn't believe her boldness"; "he had the effrontery to question my honesty"
    --13 is a kind of aggressiveness
    --13 has particulars: audacity, audaciousness
    Derived form: verb face2
  14. face - a vertical surface of a building or cliff
    --14 is a kind of
    vertical surface
    --14 has particulars: perpendicular; coalface
    Derived form: verb face9
Verb face has 9 senses
  1. confront, face up, face - deal with (something unpleasant) head on; "You must confront your problems"; "He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes"
    --1 is one way to set about, go about, approach
    Derived form: noun face4
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  2. confront, face - oppose, as in hostility or a competition; "You must confront your opponent"; "Jackson faced Smith in the boxing ring"; "The two enemies finally confronted each other"
    --2 is one way to meet, encounter, play, take on
    Derived form: noun face13
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  3. front, look, face - be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to; "The house looks north"; "My backyard look onto the pond"; "The building faces the park"
    --3 is one way to lie
    Sample sentence:
    His fields face mine at this point
  4. face - be opposite; "the facing page"; "the two sofas face each other"
    --4 is one way to
    be
    Sample sentences:
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s PP
  5. face - turn so as to face; turn the face in a certain direction; "Turn and face your partner now"
    --5 is one way to
    turn
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  6. confront, face, present - present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize; "We confronted him with the evidence"; "He was faced with all the evidence and could no longer deny his actions"; "An enormous dilemma faces us"
    Derived form: noun facing5
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  7. face - turn so as to expose the face; "face a playing card"
    --7 is one way to
    disclose, expose
    Derived forms: noun face9, noun face7
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  8. face - line the edge (of a garment) with a different material; "face the lapels of the jacket"
    --8 is one way to
    line
    Derived form: noun facing1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  9. face - cover the front or surface of; "The building was faced with beautiful stones"
    --9 is one way to
    cover
    Derived forms: noun face14, noun facing2, noun facing3, noun facing4
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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