Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A piece of material sewn to the edge of a garment, such as a dress or coat, as lining or decoration.
  • noun Material used for such a lining or decoration.
  • noun An outer layer or coating applied to a surface for protection or decoration.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A covering in front for ornament, distinction, protection, or other purpose.
  • noun 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.
  • noun 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.
  • noun 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.
  • noun Boasting; swaggering.
  • noun The process of joining two pieces of timber by a rabbet.
  • noun In chess, the way or direction in which a piece should face.
  • noun In brickmaking, the opening through which the bricks are wheeled into the kiln and hauled out after burning. Also called abutment.
  • noun The process of preparing the face or working-surface of a millstone.
  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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.
  • noun A lining placed near the edge of a garment for ornament or protection.
  • noun (Arch.) 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.
  • noun (Founding) 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.
  • noun The collar and cuffs of a military coat; -- commonly of a color different from that of the coat.
  • noun The movement of soldiers by turning on their heels to the right, left, or about; -- chiefly in the pl.
  • noun front or pressed brick.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective rail transport, of points and crossovers diverging in the direction of travel.
  • noun The most external portion of exterior siding.
  • noun sewing Fabric applied to a garment edge on the underside.
  • verb Present participle of face.

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

  • noun an ornamental coating to a building
  • noun a protective covering that protects the outside of a building
  • noun a lining applied to the edge of a garment for ornamentation or strengthening
  • noun providing something with a surface of a different material

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Celebs are seen carrying their Starbucks cup with the label facing the eager paparazzi for free publicity.

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  • Celebs are seen carrying their Starbucks cup with the label facing the eager paparazzi for free publicity.

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  • Frank watched him for a while and noticed he had the label facing the pitcher.

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  • Behind them stood deodorant, shaving cream, mouthwash and aftershave, each with the label facing front, each item about one inch from its neighbor, soldiers at attention.

    Double Dealer: Crime Scene Investigation

  • Behind them stood deodorant, shaving cream, mouthwash and aftershave, each with the label facing front, each item about one inch from its neighbor, soldiers at attention.

    Double Dealer: Crime Scene Investigation

  • Behind them stood deodorant, shaving cream, mouthwash and aftershave, each with the label facing front, each item about one inch from its neighbor, soldiers at attention.

    Double Dealer: Crime Scene Investigation

  • Suddenly she focused on one specimen in particular, a purple-topped tube with the label facing toward her.

    Harvest

  • Suddenly she focused on one specimen in particular, a purple-topped tube with the label facing toward her.

    Harvest

  • Suddenly she focused on one specimen in particular, a purple-topped tube with the label facing toward her.

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  • The little yellow sack of plaster sat right on the table, next to the flour, and with the label facing Hettie.

    Surrender A Dream

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    September 3, 2011

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