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face (noun)
1.
a) the front part of the head that in humans extends from the forehead to the chin and includes the mouth, nose, cheeks, and eyes
b) the face as a means of identification - countenance would know that face anywhere
2.
archaic - presence sight
3.
a) facial expression - a friendly face
b) a facial expression of distaste or displeasure - he made a face when he saw the test results
c) - makeup
4.
a) (1) outward appearance - put a good face on it
(2) the aspect of something that is perceptible or obvious upon superficial examination - the theory is absurd on its face Kim Neely
b) - disguise pretense
c) (1) - assurance confidence maintaining a firm face in spite of adversity
(2) - effrontery how anyone could have the face to ask that question
d) - dignity prestige afraid to lose face
5.
- surface
a) (1) a front, upper, or outer surface
(2) the front of something having two or four sides
(3) - facade
(4) an exposed surface of rock
(5) any of the plane surfaces that bound a geometric solid
b) a surface specially prepared as
(1) the principal dressed surface (as of a disk)
(2) the right side (as of cloth or leather)
(3) an inscribed, printed, or marked side
c) a striking surface (as of a tool) - the face of the golf club the face of an anvil
d) (1) the surface (as of type) that receives the ink and transfers it to the paper
(2) a style of type
6.
the end or wall of a mine tunnel, drift, or excavation at which work is progressing
7.
- face value
8.
- person lots of new faces around here
face (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to confront impudently
2.
a) to line near the edge especially with a different material
b) to cover the front or surface of - faced the building with marble
3.
to meet face-to-face or in competition
4.
a) to stand or sit with the face toward
b) to have the front oriented toward - a house facing the park
5.
a) to recognize and deal with straightforwardly - face the facts
b) to master by confronting with determination - used with down faced down his critics
6.
a) to have as a prospect be confronted by - face a grim future
b) to be a prospect or a source of concern for - the problems that face us
c) to bring face-to-face - he was faced with ruin
7.
to make the surface of (as a stone) flat or smooth
8.
intransitive verb
to cause (troops) to face in a particular direction on command
1.
to have the face or front turned in a specified direction
2.
to turn the face in a specified direction
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
face (noun)
1.
the front part of the head
SYNONIMS:
countenance, kisser, mug, pan, puss, visage
RELATED WORDS:
appearance, aspect, features, lineaments, looks, mien, presence; expression, physiognomy
face (noun)
2.
a forward part or surface
SYNONIMS:
exterior, facade ( façade), face, forehead, forepart
RELATED WORDS:
outside, skin, surface, veneer
NEAR ANTONYMS:
innards, inside, interior
back, rear, rearward, reverse
face (noun)
3.
a twisting of the facial features in disgust or disapproval
SYNONIMS:
face, frown, lower ( lour), moue, mouth, mow, mug, pout, scowl, snoot
RELATED WORDS:
flinch, squinch, wince; growl, snarl; rictus, simper, smirk; scoff, sneer; glare, glower, look, stare
NEAR ANTONYMS:
grin, laugh, smile
face (noun)
4.
an outer part or layer
SYNONIMS:
face, outside, shell, skin, surface, veneer
RELATED WORDS:
facade ( façade), front, top; cover, covering, facing; appearance, disguise, guise, mask, semblance, show
inside, interior
face (noun)
5.
facial appearance regarded as an indication of mood or feeling
SYNONIMS:
cast, countenance, expression, face, visage
RELATED WORDS:
frown, grimace, lower ( lour), mouth, pout, scowl; grin, smile; air, appearance, aspect, bearing, demeanor, manner, mien, presence
face (noun)
6.
outward and often deceptive indication
SYNONIMS:
face, guise, name, outward, seeming, semblance, show
RELATED WORDS:
air, effect, impression; hint, implication, insinuation, resemblance, suggestion; affectation, demonstration, display, fiction, image, imitation, imposture, likeness, make-believe ( make-belief), pose, pretense ( pretence), representation, simulation; cloak, disguise, exterior, facade ( façade), front, gloss, mask, masquerade, patina, Potemkin village, shape, shell, surface, veneer
face (noun)
7.
a member of the human race
SYNONIMS:
baby, being, bird, bod, body, character, cookie ( cooky), creature, customer, devil, duck, egg, face, fish, guy, head, human being, individual, life, man, mortal, party, person, personage, scout, slob, sort, soul, specimen, stiff, thing, wight
RELATED WORDS:
hominid, homo, humanoid; brother, fellow, fellowman, neighbor; celebrity, personality, self, somebody
NEAR ANTONYMS:
animal, beast, beastie, brute, critter
face (noun)
8.
shameless boldness
SYNONIMS:
audaciousness, audacity, brashness, brass, brassiness, brazenness, cheek, cheekiness, chutzpah ( chutzpa hutzpah hutzpa), crust, face, gall, nerve, nerviness, pertness, presumption, presumptuousness, sauce, sauciness, temerity
RELATED WORDS:
arrogance, assurance, cockiness, confidence, hardihood, overconfidence, sanguinity, self-assurance, self-confidence; discourteousness, disrespect, impertinence, impoliteness, impudence, incivility, inconsiderateness, inconsideration, insolence, rudeness, ungraciousness; back talk, sass; swagger, swash
NEAR ANTONYMS:
bashfulness, diffidence, faintheartedness, hesitancy, modesty, shyness, timidity, timidness, timorousness; civility, courteousness, courtesy, gentility, graciousness, mannerliness, manners
face (noun)
9.
a state of mind in which one is free from doubt
SYNONIMS:
assurance, assuredness, certainty, certitude, cocksureness, conviction, doubtlessness, face, positiveness, satisfaction, sureness, surety
RELATED WORDS:
authoritarianism, dogmatism; decisiveness, determination, firmness, purposefulness, resoluteness, resolution, resolve
NEAR ANTONYMS:
hesitancy, hesitation, indecisiveness, irresolution; disbelief, incredulity, unbelief; anxiety, concern, misgiving; distrust, mistrust, suspicion
doubt, incertitude, nonconfidence, uncertainty
face (verb)
1.
to stand or sit with the face or front toward
SYNONIMS:
front, look (toward), point (toward)
RELATED WORDS:
abut, adjoin, border, bound, fringe, margin, meet, neighbor, rim, skirt, touch; command, dominate, overlook; look down (on)
face (verb)
2.
to oppose (something hostile or dangerous) with firmness or courage
SYNONIMS:
beard, brave, brazen, breast, confront, dare, defy, outbrave, outface
RELATED WORDS:
face up (to), front; affront; challenge; encounter, meet; accost, approach, corner; repel, resist, stand, withstand; battle, combat, contend (with), fight, oppose, square (off)
stand up to
NEAR ANTONYMS:
avoid, eschew, shun; elude, escape, evade, shake
dodge, duck, funk, shirk, sidestep
face (verb)
3.
to cover with something that protects
SYNONIMS:
clad, face
RELATED WORDS:
apparel, array, clothe, dress, garb, robe; side, skin; embosom, embower, embrace, encase, enclose ( inclose), encompass, enshroud, envelop, enwrap, invest, lap, mantle, shroud, surround, swathe, veil, wrap; blanket, overlay, overspread
NEAR ANTONYMS:
bare, denude, expose, strip; unswathe
face (verb)
4.
to enter into contest or conflict with
SYNONIMS:
battle, encounter, face, meet, take on
RELATED WORDS:
emulate, rival; contend, fight, oppose
NEAR ANTONYMS:
elude, escape, evade; retreat
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