[ UK /fˈe‍ɪs/ ]
[ US /ˈfeɪs/ ]
  1. oppose, as in hostility or a competition
    The two enemies finally confronted each other
    Jackson faced Smith in the boxing ring
    You must confront your opponent
  2. turn so as to face; turn the face in a certain direction
    Turn and face your partner now
  3. cover the front or surface of
    The building was faced with beautiful stones
  4. line the edge (of a garment) with a different material
    face the lapels of the jacket
  5. present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize
    An enormous dilemma faces us
    He was faced with all the evidence and could no longer deny his actions
    We confronted him with the evidence
  6. turn so as to expose the face
    face a playing card
  7. deal with (something unpleasant) head on
    You must confront your problems
    He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes
  8. be opposite
    the two sofas face each other
    the facing page
  9. be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to
    My backyard look onto the pond
    The building faces the park
    The house looks north
  1. the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear
    I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news
    he washed his face
  2. a part of a person that is used to refer to a person
    when he returned to work he met many new faces
    he looked out at a roomful of faces
  3. the part of an animal corresponding to the human face
  4. the general outward appearance of something
    the face of the city is changing
  5. the side upon which the use of a thing depends (usually the most prominent surface of an object)
    he dealt the cards face down
  6. the feelings expressed on a person's face
    an angry face
    a sad expression
    a look of triumph
  7. impudent aggressiveness
    I couldn't believe her boldness
    he had the effrontery to question my honesty
  8. a surface forming part of the outside of an object
    he examined all sides of the crystal
    dew dripped from the face of the leaf
    they travelled across the face of the continent
  9. a vertical surface of a building or cliff
  10. status in the eyes of others
    he lost face
  11. the striking or working surface of an implement
  12. a specific size and style of type within a type family
  13. a contorted facial expression
    she made a grimace at the prospect
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How To Use face In A Sentence

  • The aircraft descended into a wetland area and had since been forgotten about as it sank below the surface. Times, Sunday Times
  • Maurice Mair seemed to spin like a teetotum and pitch upon his face like a ninepin. The Complete Father Brown
  • They were now surrounded on all sides by a ring of excited, curious faces.
  • Unless the radar signal is normal to some surface (extremely low probability) the radar receives no return.
  • The material you choose for surfaces including counters, backsplashes and floors can also account for variations in price.
  • He came back hours later clothes ragged, an excited look on his face.
  • We had a gam one day, on this voyage, with a Yankee whale-ship, and a first-rate gam it was, for, as the Yankee had gammed three days before with another English ship, we got a lot of news second-hand; and, as we had not seen a new face for many months, we felt towards those Yankees like brothers, and swallowed all they had to tell us like men starving for news. Fighting the Whales
  • Such football titbits always float to the surface on third-round day which remains the best, most hectic, interesting and fun day of the season - and this one was even more frenetic than usual.
  • The abrupt facies shift, bioturbation and cemented nature of the surfaces suggests that they represent marine flooding surfaces, formed during a rapid rise in relative sea level and/or a reduction in sediment supply.
  • Assemble the table on a level surface, turn the top wheel upside down and place the seat wheel on top of it.
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