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face

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1 the front part of the head
  • His face is familiar.
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countenance, kisser [slang], mug, puss [slang], visage

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2 a forward part or surface
  • The face of the store building has been altered many times over the years to meet changing tastes and needs.
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3 a twisting of the facial features in disgust or disapproval
  • It's rude to make a face when your dinner hostess offers you broccoli.
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4 an outer part or layer
  • A much-needed sandblasting revealed that the face of the old stone church is actually a pinkish granite.
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5 facial appearance regarded as an indication of mood or feeling
  • A rainy day is no excuse for just moping around with a long face, so let's do something!
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6 outward and often deceptive indication
  • On the face of it, the idea seemed reasonable.
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first blush

7 a member of the human race
  • I see they've hired some new faces.
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son of man

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9 a state of mind in which one is free from doubt
  • He managed to maintain face despite the endless series of crises.
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face

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1 to stand or sit with the face or front toward
  • The house faces the sparkling blue waters of the Pacific Ocean.
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2 to oppose (something hostile or dangerous) with firmness or courage
  • movie superheroes who are ever ready to face danger without blinking an eye
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stand up to

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3 to cover with something that protects
  • We decided to face our old frame house with aluminum siding.
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clad, sheathe (also sheath)

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4 to enter into contest or conflict with
  • The Boston Red Sox were eager to face their traditional rivals, the Yankees, in the play-offs.
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