from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The surface of the front of the head from the top of the forehead to the base of the chin and from ear to ear.
- noun A person.
- noun A person's countenance.
- noun A contorted facial expression; a grimace.
- noun Facial cosmetics.
- noun Outward appearance.
- noun Value or standing in the eyes of others; prestige.
- noun Self-assurance; confidence.
- noun Effrontery; impudence.
- noun The most significant or prominent surface of an object, especially.
- noun The surface presented to view; the front.
- noun A façade.
- noun Outer surface.
- noun A marked side.
- noun The right side, as of fabric.
- noun An exposed, often precipitous surface of rock.
- noun A planar surface of a geometric solid.
- noun Any of the surfaces of a rock or crystal.
- noun The end, as of a mine or tunnel, at which work is advancing.
- noun The appearance and geologic surface features of an area of land; topography.
- noun A typeface or range of typefaces.
- noun The raised printing surface of a piece of type.
- intransitive verb To occupy a position with the face toward.
- intransitive verb To front on.
- intransitive verb To meet or confront with self-assurance.
- intransitive verb To acknowledge and accept or deal with: synonym: defy.
- intransitive verb To be certain to encounter; have in store.
- intransitive verb To bring or to be brought face to face with.
- intransitive verb To cause (troops) to change direction by giving a command.
- intransitive verb Games To turn (a playing card) so that the face is up.
- intransitive verb To furnish with a surface or cover of a different material.
- intransitive verb To line or trim the edge of, especially with contrasting material.
- intransitive verb To treat the surface of so as to smooth.
- intransitive verb To be turned or placed with the front toward a specified direction.
- intransitive verb To turn the face in a specified direction.
- idiom (face the music) To accept the unpleasant consequences, especially of one's own actions.
- idiom (in the face/teeth) In opposition to or defiance of.
- idiom (on the face of it) From appearances alone; apparently.
- idiom (show (one's) face) To make an appearance.
- idiom (to (one's) face) In the view or hearing of.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To deface.
- To damage or spoil the surface of, as by wear or accident.
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There will still be a monitor, Eusebius, to hold the looking-glass to you, and the like of you: and look to your face; and whenever you find that you have _put a good face_ upon any doubtful matter, take the trouble then to look at your hands; and if they be clean, look again and see if your face and hands are clean together.
He requested the presentation of the author, John Locke, and thanked him face to face -- neither, like the augurs, able to keep his _face_ -- for such antidotes to the blues.
Life, and to this day I doubt if I could sit down and describe fully the shape or moulding of any one particular feature of that face, for it was not the _face_, but the expression that formed it, that inclined me toward it.
Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 22. October, 1878.
"On the other hand," continued Orme, turning the bill over and eyeing the inscription on its face, "your mistake in first writing the name instead of printing it, shows me that you did write the words on the _face_ of the bill."
The Girl and The Bill An American Story of Mystery, Romance and Adventure
(_The man turns as the other goes towards him, and they meet face to face_.)
Hence when Jacob said, _I saw God face to face_, we are not to understand that he saw the Essence of
"And they shall see his face," murmured Russell, "_and they shall see his face_."
She saw the face which she had last seen so life-like -- as a _dead face_, with its pale, pure features and fair hair.
Text enclosed between tilde characters was in bold face in the original (~bold face~).
The $100 Prize Essay on the Cultivation of the Potato. Prize offered by W. T. Wylie and awarded to D. H. Compton. How to Cook the Potato, Furnished by Prof. Blot.
He is_, _knowing as we are known_, _and seeing face to face_.
crunchysaviour commented on the word face
Quite a satisfyingly vindictive word, when said with gusto.
August 21, 2008
brobbins commented on the word face
the mind, presence, before, ancient, anger
July 22, 2009
ruzuzu commented on the word face
Used for remembering the notes F, A, C, and E in the spaces of the treble clef.
July 9, 2010