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Definition of Face

  • The exterior form or appearance of anything; that part which presents itself to the view; especially, the front or upper part or surface; that which particularly offers itself to the view of a spectator.
  • That part of a body, having several sides, which may be seen from one point, or which is presented toward a certain direction; one of the bounding planes of a solid; as, a cube has six faces.
  • The principal dressed surface of a plate, disk, or pulley; the principal flat surface of a part or object.
  • That part of the acting surface of a cog in a cog wheel, which projects beyond the pitch line.
  • The width of a pulley, or the length of a cog from end to end; as, a pulley or cog wheel of ten inches face.
  • The upper surface, or the character upon the surface, of a type, plate, etc.
  • The style or cut of a type or font of type.
  • Outside appearance; surface show; look; external aspect, whether natural, assumed, or acquired.
  • That part of the head, esp. of man, in which the eyes, cheeks, nose, and mouth are situated; visage; countenance.
  • Cast of features; expression of countenance; look; air; appearance.
  • Ten degrees in extent of a sign of the zodiac.
  • Maintenance of the countenance free from abashment or confusion; confidence; boldness; shamelessness; effrontery.
  • Presence; sight; front; as in the phrases, before the face of, in the immediate presence of; in the face of, before, in, or against the front of; as, to fly in the face of danger; to the face of, directly to; from the face of, from the presence of.
  • Mode of regard, whether favorable or unfavorable; favor or anger; mostly in Scriptural phrases.
  • The end or wall of the tunnel, drift, or excavation, at which work is progressing or was last done.
  • The exact amount expressed on a bill, note, bond, or other mercantile paper, without any addition for interest or reduction for discount; most commonly called face value.
  • To meet in front; to oppose with firmness; to resist, or to meet for the purpose of stopping or opposing; to confront; to encounter; as, to face an enemy in the field of battle.
  • To Confront impudently; to bully.
  • To stand opposite to; to stand with the face or front toward; to front upon; as, the apartments of the general faced the park; some of the seats on the train faced backward.
  • To cover in front, for ornament, protection, etc.; to put a facing upon; as, a building faced with marble.
  • To line near the edge, esp. with a different material; as, to face the front of a coat, or the bottom of a dress.
  • To cover with better, or better appearing, material than the mass consists of, for purpose of deception, as the surface of a box of tea, a barrel of sugar, etc.
  • To make the surface of (anything) flat or smooth; to dress the face of (a stone, a casting, etc.); esp., in turning, to shape or smooth the flat surface of, as distinguished from the cylindrical surface.
  • To cause to turn or present a face or front, as in a particular direction.
  • To carry a false appearance; to play the hypocrite.
  • To turn the face; as, to face to the right or left.
  • To present a face or front.
  • a vertical surface of a building or cliff
  • the side upon which the use of a thing depends (usually the most prominent surface of an object)
  • the striking or working surface of an implement
  • the general outward appearance of something
  • the feelings expressed on a person's face
  • impudent aggressiveness
  • status in the eyes of others
  • the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear
  • the part of an animal corresponding to the human face
  • a specific size and style of type within a type family
  • a contorted facial expression
  • a surface forming part of the outside of an object
  • a part of a person that is used to refer to a person
  • deal with (something unpleasant) head on
  • present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize
  • oppose, as in hostility or a competition
  • cover the front or surface of
  • line the edge (of a garment) with a different material
  • turn so as to face; turn the face in a certain direction
  • turn so as to expose the face
  • be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to
  • be opposite

How to use face in a sentence. Face pronunciation.

Dark faces grinned over the steaming pot at the door of the cafes, idlers on the benches smoked hasheesh, female street-dancers bared their faces shamelessly to the men, and indolent musicians beat on their tiny drums, and sang the song of "O Seyyid," or of "Antar"; and the reciter gave his sing-song tale from a bench above his fellows.
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Here a devout Muslim, indifferent to the presence of strangers, turned his face to the East, touched his forehead to the ground, and said his prayers.
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He had also early in his life learned that an honest smile begets confidence; and his face, grave and even a little austere in outline, was usually lighted by a smile.
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Merry faces looked back and nodded, and in a moment they were gone.
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His face became grave, he turned the cigar round in his mouth.
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He drew himself up with dignity, his face became graver.
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There was, however, on the face of the listening Kaid a curious, cynical smile.
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At Nahoum's words the dusky brown of Achmet's face turned as black as the sudden dilation of the pupil of an eye deepens its hue, and he said with a guttural accent: "Every man hath a time to die.
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He would not have dwelt upon the incident, he would have set it down to the curiosity of a woman of the harem, but that the face looking out was that of an English girl, and peering over her shoulder was the dark, handsome face of an Egyptian or a Turk. Self-control was the habit of his life, the training of his faith, and, as a rule, his face gave little evidence of inner excitement.
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David looked at Kaid as though he would read in his face the reply that he must make, but he did not see Kaid; he saw, rather, the face of one he had loved more than Jonathan had been loved by the young shepherd-prince of Israel.
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The face of Achmet the Ropemaker was not more pleasant than his dark words.
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Nahoum's face was heavier than usual.
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His light brown beard and hair and blue eyes gave him a look almost Saxon, and bland power spoke in his face and in every gesture.
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Sitting at table, Nahoum alone of all present had caught David's arrested look, and, glancing up, had seen the girl's face at the panel of mooshrabieh, and had seen also over her shoulder the face of his brother, Foorgat Bey.
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But the face of the girl-it was an English face!
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The girl's face, though not that of one in her teens, had seemed to him a very flower of innocence.
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Outside the room his face did not change.
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He suddenly remembered the face he had seen looking down at the Prince's table from the panel of mooshrabieh.
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Whose the dark face peering scornfully over her shoulder?
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The face of an English girl in that place dedicated to sombre intrigue, to the dark effacement of women, to the darker effacement of life, as he well knew, all too often!
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Examples of Face

Example #1
Here a devout Muslim, indifferent to the presence of strangers, turned his face to the East, touched his forehead to the ground, and said his prayers.
Example #2
But all the time the bright, unclouded sun looked down on a smiling land, and in Cairo streets the din of the hammers, the voices of the boys driving heavily laden donkeys, the call of the camel-drivers leading their caravans into the great squares, the clang of the brasses of the sherbet-sellers, the song of the vendor of sweetmeats, the drone of the merchant praising his wares, went on amid scenes of wealth and luxury, and the city glowed with colour and gleamed with light.
Example #3
There, hung to a tree by a deserted mosque near by, the body of one who was with them all an hour before, and who had paid the penalty for some real or imaginary crime; while his fellows blessed Allah that the storm had passed them by.
Example #4
Dark faces grinned over the steaming pot at the door of the cafes, idlers on the benches smoked hasheesh, female street-dancers bared their faces shamelessly to the men, and indolent musicians beat on their tiny drums, and sang the song of "O Seyyid," or of "Antar"; and the reciter gave his sing-song tale from a bench above his fellows.
Example #5
From the Mokattam Hills, where he read Faith's letter again, his back against one of the forts which Napoleon had built in his Egyptian days, he scanned the distance.
Example #6
He was more Oriental, more fatalist, than he knew.