: to confront impudently
- faced him with evidence of treachery
: to line near the edge especially with a different material
: to cover the front or surface of
- faced the building with marble
: to meet face-to-face or in competition
- The team will face a tough opponent in its next game.
: to stand or sit with the face toward
- The teacher faced the class.
: to have the front oriented toward
: to recognize and deal with straightforwardly
: to master by confronting with determination
—used with down
: to have as a prospect : be confronted by
: to be a prospect or a source of concern for
- the problems that face us
: to bring face-to-face
: to make the surface of (something, such as a stone) flat or smooth
: to cause (troops) to face in a particular direction on command
- The captain faced his company to the left.
: to have the face or front turned in a specified direction
: to turn the face in a specified direction
face the music
: to meet an unpleasant situation, a danger, or the consequences of one's actions