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as in cover, covering

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present participle of face

Synonyms & Antonyms of facing (Entry 2 of 2)

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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3 to cover with something that protects
  • we decided to face our old frame house with aluminum siding

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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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The first known use of facing was in 1566

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“Facing.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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