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facing

noun fac·ing \ ˈfā-siŋ \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of facing

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

Examples of facing in a Sentence

  1. a house with brick facing

  2. a suit with red facings at the collar and the cuffs

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First Known Use of facing

1566


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facing

adjective

Definition of facing

1 :located directly across from something :opposite
  • an illustration on the facing page
2 :having the front oriented toward a specified direction or location usually used in combination
  • the east-facing windows
  • To maintain themselves above water, the islands must conserve their limited sand supply by moving sand to their lagoon-facing side as their seaward side is eroded by waves.
  • —Wade Graham

First Known Use of facing

1785


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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