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face

noun

1 face

The front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear:
— He washed his face.
— I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news.

synonym: human face.

Roget 220: exteriority; outside, exterior; surface, superficies; skin etc. (covering) 223; superstratum; disk, disc; face, ... show more

Roget 234: front; fore, forepart; foreground; face, disk, disc, frontage; facade, proscenium, facia [Lat.], frontispiece; anteriority; obverse ... show more

Dutch: aangezicht, aanschijn, bakkes, facie, fieselefacie, fieselemie, gelaat, gezicht, ponem, porem ... show more
Polish: twarz



2 face

The feelings expressed on a person's face:
— An angry face.

synonyms: aspect, expression, facial expression, look.

Roget 448: appearance, phenomenon, sight, spectacle, show, premonstration, scene, species, view, coup d'oeil [Fr.]; lookout, outlook, prospect, vista, ... show more

Dutch: expressie, uitdrukking

3 face

The general outward appearance of something.

Polish: kształt, oblicze

4 face

The striking or working surface of an implement.

5 face

A part of a person that is used to refer to a person.

Polish: twarz

6 face

A surface forming part of the outside of an object:
— Dew dripped from the face of the leaf.
— They travelled across the face of the continent.

synonym: side.

7 face

The part of an animal corresponding to the human face.

8 face

The side upon which the use of a thing depends (usually the most prominent surface of an object).

9 face

A contorted facial expression.

synonym: grimace.

Polish: grymas

10 face

A specific size and style of type within a type family.

synonyms: case, font, fount, typeface.

Dutch: font, lettersoort, lettertype, schrift, type
Polish: czcionka, druk, font, krój

11 face

Status in the eyes of others.

12 face

Impudent aggressiveness.

synonyms: boldness, brass, cheek, nerve.

Roget 861: courage, bravery, valor; resoluteness, boldness etc. adj.; spirit, daring, gallantry, intrepidity; contempt of danger, defiance of danger; derring-do; ... show more

Roget 885: insolence; haughtiness etc. adj.; arrogance, airs; overbearance; domineering etc. v.; tyranny etc. 739.    ... show more

Polish: zadziorność, zaczepność

13 face

A vertical surface of a building or cliff.

verb

1 face

Deal with (something unpleasant) head on:
— He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes.

synonyms: confront, face up.

Roget 719: resist; not submit etc. 725; repugn, reluct, reluctate, withstand; stand up against, strive against, bear up under, bear up against, be proof against, ... show more

Roget 223: cover; superpose, superimpose; overlay, overspread; wrap etc. 225; encase, incase; face, case, veneer, ... show more

Roget 861: be courageous etc. adj.; dare, venture, make bold; face danger, front danger, affront danger, confront danger, brave danger, defy danger, despise danger, mock danger; ... show more

Roget 708: oppose, counteract, run counter to; withstand etc. (resist) 719; control etc. (restrain) 751; hinder etc. 706; ... show more

Dutch: confronteren

2 face

Oppose, as in hostility or a competition:
— Jackson faced Smith in the boxing ring.

synonym: confront.

Dutch: confronteren

3 face

Be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to:
— The building faces the park.

synonyms: front, look.

Roget 234: be in front, stand in front etc. adj.; front, face, confront; bend forwards; come to the front, come to the fore.   

4 face

Be opposite.

5 face

Turn so as to face; turn the face in a certain direction.

6 face

Present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize:
— He was faced with all the evidence and could no longer deny his actions.
— An enormous dilemma faces us.

synonyms: confront, present.

7 face

Turn so as to expose the face.

8 face

Line the edge (of a garment) with a different material.

9 face

Cover the front or surface of.


Moby thesaurus: Communist threat, Western imperialism, accept, account, acknowledge, acting, admit, affectation, affront, air, allow, anteriority, anticipate, apparently, appear, appearance, apply paint, approach, arrive, arrogance ... show more.

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