Dictionary

facing

noun fac·ing \ˈfā-siŋ\

: a layer of material that is placed on the surface or front of something to improve its appearance

Full Definition of FACING

1
a :  a lining at the edge especially of a garment
b plural :  the collar, cuffs, and trimmings of a uniform coat
2
:  an ornamental or protective layer
3
:  material for facing
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Examples of FACING

  1. a house with brick facing
  2. a suit with red facings at the collar and the cuffs

First Known Use of FACING

1566

Other Clothing Terms

babushka, brogue, bumbershoot, cravat, dishabille, furbelow, layette, raiment, spectator

Rhymes with FACING

Medical Dictionary

facing

noun fac·ing \ˈfā-siŋ\

Medical Definition of FACING

:  a front of porcelain or plastic used in dental crowns and bridgework to face the metal replacement and simulate the natural tooth
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