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face

face

 
pronunciation:
feIs
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
face to face, in the face of, face up to
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the part of the head that extends from the forehead to the chin and from ear to ear.
 
synonyms:
countenance, features, physiognomy
similar words:
lineaments, profile, visage
definition 2: a look or expression communicated by the features, esp. the eyes and mouth.
a solemn face
 
synonyms:
aspect, countenance, demeanor, expression, visage
similar words:
air, appearance, feature, look, mien
definition 3: outward appearance.
She put on a good face.On its face, the situation looks bad.
synonyms:
surface
similar words:
appearance, exterior, fašade, front, outside, veneer
definition 4: one's prestige or dignity.
We must do this to save face.
synonyms:
dignity, honor, prestige, reputation
similar words:
name, repute
definition 5: a prominent surface or aspect.
the face of a clockthe face of the cliff
 
synonyms:
front
antonyms:
back
similar words:
exterior, facade, fore, outside, surface
phrase: face to face
phrase: in the face of
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: faced, faces, facing
definition 1: to stand or be in front of.
similar words:
front
definition 2: to look or turn toward.
 
similar words:
front
definition 3: to confront without avoidance.
synonyms:
confront
antonyms:
avoid, dodge, evade
similar words:
affront, beard, brave, brazen, come to grips with, meet, reckon with
definition 4: to cover with a different material.
The fabric was faced with rubber.
synonyms:
cover, veneer
similar words:
coat, finish
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to turn or be placed so that the front is to a specific direction (usu. fol. by on or toward).
The house faces toward the road.
synonyms:
look, point
similar words:
front
definition 2: to turn in a certain direction or way.
Face left at the sergeant's command.
similar words:
turn
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