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
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.
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;
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
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
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
To cause to turn or present a face or front, as in a
To carry a false appearance; to play the hypocrite.
To turn the face; as, to face to the right or left.