from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A piece of material sewn to the edge of a garment, such as a dress or coat, as lining or decoration.
- n. Material used for such a lining or decoration.
- n. An outer layer or coating applied to a surface for protection or decoration.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. diverging in the direction of travel.
- n. The most external portion of exterior siding.
- n. Fabric applied to a garment edge on the underside.
- v. Present participle of face.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A covering in front, for ornament or other purpose; an exterior covering or sheathing; , to strengthen it or to protect or adorn the exposed surface.
- n. A lining placed near the edge of a garment for ornament or protection.
- n. The finishing of any face of a wall with material different from that of which it is chiefly composed, or the coating or material so used.
- n. A powdered substance, as charcoal, bituminous coal, etc., applied to the face of a mold, or mixed with the sand that forms it, to give a fine smooth surface to the casting.
- n. The collar and cuffs of a military coat; -- commonly of a color different from that of the coat.
- n. The movement of soldiers by turning on their heels to the right, left, or about; -- chiefly in the pl.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A covering in front for ornament, distinction, protection, or other purpose.
- n. In founding, fine sand or powder applied to the face of a mold which receives the metal, to give a smooth surface to the casting.
- n. A mode of preparing tea for the market by treating it with coloring matter and other substances, so as to imitate tea of better quality and higher value; also, the materials used in this process of adulteration.
- n. Milit., the movement of a soldier in turning on the heel to the right, left, right about, left about, etc.: as, to put a recruit through his facings.
- n. Boasting; swaggering.
- n. The process of joining two pieces of timber by a rabbet.
- n. In chess, the way or direction in which a piece should face.
- n. In brickmaking, the opening through which the bricks are wheeled into the kiln and hauled out after burning. Also called abutment.
- n. The process of preparing the face or working-surface of a millstone.
- n. In confectionery, giving a smooth finish to the surface of the paste for lozenges, by strewing it with starch-powder and fine sugar and rubbing them in by hand.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an ornamental coating to a building
- n. a protective covering that protects the outside of a building
- n. a lining applied to the edge of a garment for ornamentation or strengthening
- n. providing something with a surface of a different material
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