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face

face

 
pronunciation:
feIs
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
face to face, in the face of, face up to
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the front part of the head from the forehead to the chin and from ear to ear.
 
similar words:
profile
definition 2: a look or expression on the face that shows feelings.
Why do you have such a sad face?
 
synonyms:
aspect, expression
similar words:
air, appearance, look
definition 3: the way something looks; outward look or appearance.
On the face of it, the team seems likely to lose.
synonyms:
surface
similar words:
appearance, exterior
definition 4: one's honor or self-respect.
He saved face by saying he was sorry.
synonyms:
dignity, honor
similar words:
name
definition 5: a front part or surface.
We climbed the face of the cliff.A cube has six faces.
 
synonyms:
front
antonyms:
back
similar words:
exterior, surface
phrase: face to face
phrase: in the face of
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: faced, faces, facing
definition 1: to look or turn toward.
Please face me when you speak.
 
similar words:
front
definition 2: to stand before or deal with in a brave way.
Ed climbed that mountain to face his fear of heights.
synonyms:
confront
antonyms:
avoid, dodge, evade
similar words:
brave, meet
definition 3: to turn or be placed so that the front is to a particular direction (usually followed by "on" or "toward").
That house faces toward the road.
synonyms:
look
phrase: face up to
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a broader category that includes face
some accessories for faces
some actions with faces
some descriptions of faces
some parts of a face
some things found on faces