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Dictionary definition for: Face

1. (n) the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear; "he washed his face" "I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news"

2. (v) deal with (something unpleasant) head on; "You must confront your problems" "He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes"

3. (v) oppose, as in hostility or a competition; "You must confront your opponent" "Jackson faced Smith in the boxing ring" "The two enemies finally confronted each other"

4. (n) the expression on a person''s face; "a sad expression" "a look of triumph" "an angry face"

5. (n) the general outward appearance of something; "the face of the city is changing"

6. (v) be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to; "The house looks north" "My backyard look onto the pond" "The building faces the park"

7. (v) be opposite; "the facing page" "the two sofas face each other"

8. (n) the act of confronting bravely; "he hated facing the facts" "he excelled in the face of danger"

9. (n) the striking or working surface of an implement

10. (v) turn so as to face; turn the face in a certain direction; "Turn and face your partner now"

11. (v) present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize; "We confronted him with the evidence" "He was faced with all the evidence and could no longer deny his actions" "An enormous dilemma faces us"

12. (n) a part of a person that is used to refer to a person; "he looked out at a roomful of faces" "when he returned to work he met many new faces"

13. (v) turn so as to expose the face; "face a playing card"

14. (n) 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"

15. (v) line the edge (of a garment) with a different material; "face the lapels of the jacket"

16. (n) the part of an animal corresponding to the human face

17. (n) the side upon which the use of a thing depends (usually the most prominent surface of an object) "he dealt the cards face down"

18. (v) cover the front or surface of; "The building was faced with beautiful stones"

19. (n) a contorted facial expression; "she made a grimace at the prospect"

20. (n) a specific size and style of type within a type family

21. (n) status in the eyes of others; "he lost face"

22. (n) impudent aggressiveness; "I couldn''t believe her boldness" "he had the effrontery to question my honesty"

23. (n) a vertical surface of a building or cliff

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