Examples of deface in a Sentence
The building was defaced with graffiti.
He was fined for defacing public property.
Recent Examples of deface from the Web
Iceland is sick of tourists’ bad behavior, from pooping everywhere but porta-potties to, last month, picking out a crude message in moss that will deface a hillside for decades.
Gray spray paint was used to deface a sewer outlet and damaged a retention fence in the 1000 block of Sheridan Road, it was reported on July 4.
Billy H.C. Kwok/Bloomberg via Getty Images Hong Kong police confirmed to TIME that three individuals aged 25 to 59 have been taken into custody for criminal damage, in relation to three road signs defaced with graffiti.
The suspect, identified as Michael Reed, faces three charges, including felony defacing an object of public interest.
Each of the government sites attacked by Team System DZ were defaced with the same message.
Team System DZ have been doing unsophisticated website defacements since at least 2013 pic.twitter.com/GEoZlFRMP7 — Mikael Thalen (@MikaelThalen) June 26, 2017 The Idaho Supreme Court’s website was similarly defaced in 2014.
Hoyt said all affected servers were taken offline and Ohio IT staff are investigating how the hackers were able to deface the websites.
Several Ohio government websites, including that of Gov. John Kasich (R), were hacked Sunday and defaced with an anti-President Trump, pro-Islamic State message.
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Origin and Etymology of deface
Middle English, from Anglo-French *desfacer, *deffacer, from des- de- + face front, face
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
DEFACE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of deface for English Language Learners
: to ruin the surface of (something) especially with writing or pictures
DEFACE Defined for Kids
Definition of deface for Students
: to damage the face or surface of Vandals defaced the statue.
Legal Definition of deface
: to destroy or mar the face or surface of
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