from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The face of a building, especially the principal face.
- noun An artificial or deceptive front.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In architecture, a front view or elevation; the chief exterior face of a building, or any one of its principal faces if it has more than one: as, the façade of the Louvre; the façade of St. Peter's in Rome.
- noun In organ-building, same as
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Arch.) The front of a building; esp., the principal front, having some architectural pretensions.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun architecture The face of a building, especially the front view or
- noun by extension The face or front (most visible side) of any other thing, such as an
- noun figuratively A
deceptiveoutward appearance; a front.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the face or front of a building
- noun a showy misrepresentation intended to conceal something unpleasant
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[French, from Italian facciata, from faccia, face, from Vulgar Latin *facia, from Latin faciēs; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]
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Borrowing from French façade, from Italian facciata, a derivation of faccia ("front"), from Latin facies ("face"); compare face.
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