Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To replace the face or surface of something; to create a new outer layer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To renew the face, façade, or front of, as of a building; resurface: as, to reface a cut stone.
  • To recolor (tea) for the market. See facing, 3.
  • In dressmaking, to put a new facing in (a garment).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. put a new facing on (a garment)
  • v. provide with a new facing

Etymologies

re- +‎ face. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The options were to replace old cabinets and counters with special-order items, reface the cabinets, or for even less money, schedule a “wood-renewal” process to spruce up the cabinets.

    Kitchen makeovers for penny pinchers and dollar dolers

  • And again, we just want to reface this by saying, you spent five-and-a-half years overseeing what was going on in Iraq.

    CNN Transcript Oct 5, 2009

  • STROMER: Or reface some cabinetry and save some money.

    CNN Transcript Mar 8, 2008

  • Dashing far ahead of his staff and orderlies, tearing from wood to wood, to close in the fatal gap and reface his lines -- a volley from a squad of Hood's pickets drops the great corps commander,

    The Little Lady of Lagunitas A Franco-Californian Romance

  • Tubbesing plans to uncover the old stonework, restore the original corner entrance at Johnson Drive and Nieman Road, and reface newer portions of the bank building with stone and brick.

    Philadelphia Business News - Local Philadelphia News | The Philadelphia Business Journal

  • Sony was looking to reface itself somewhat by introducing a minty fresh retail look that takes a note or two from the Microsoft shops already in existence, and for those lucky enough to find themselves in Nagoya this weekend, you can check it out in person.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • Clearwire employees volunteered to reface the façade of the school building, add new landscaping at the entrance, and upgrade the computer classroom.www. theclearblog.com.

    Latest News from SYS-CON MEDIA

  • No more cutting down of your cabinet into pieces and install new ones, just simply reface your cabinets that would surely saves you a lot of money, time and labor.

    EzineArticles

  • With the wall and the firebox opening stripped, you're ready to reface.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • Two 10-tonne SWL ABUS overhead travelling cranes were involved in an operation to reface the stonework of the British Museum in London.

    Manufacturingtalk - manufacturing industry news

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