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A woman's face.

English

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Etymology

From Old French (and modern) face, from Vulgar Latin *facia, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] facies (form, appearance).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
face

Plural
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  1. (anatomy) The front part of the head, featuring the eyes, nose, and mouth and the surrounding area.
    She has a pretty face.
  2. One's facial expression.
    Why the sad face?
  3. The public image; outward appearance.
    The face of this company.
    He managed to show a bold face despite his embarrassment.
  4. Good reputation; standing in the eyes of others; dignity; prestige. (See lose face, save face).
  5. (geometry) Any of the flat bounding surfaces of a polyhedron.
  6. Any surface; especially a front or outer one.
    Put a big sign on each face of the building that can be seen from the road.
    They climbed the north face of the mountain.
    She wanted to wipe him off the face of the earth.
  7. The numbered dial of a clock or watch.
  8. (slang) The mouth.
    Shut your face!
    He's always stuffing his face with chips.
  9. (slang) Makeup; one's complete facial cosmetic application.
    I'll be out in a sec, just let me put on my face.
  10. (slang, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The good guy; a wrestler embodying heroic or virtuous traits.
    The fans cheered on the face as he made his comeback.
  11. (cricket) The front surface of a bat.
  12. (card games) the side of the card that shows its value (as opposed to the back side, which looks the same on all cards of the deck)
  13. (typography) A typeface.

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Verb

Infinitive
to face

Third person singular
fac

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to face (third-person singular simple present fac, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) to position oneself or itself so as to have one's face closest to (something).
    Face the sun.
  2. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) to have its front closest to (something else).
    Turn the chair so it faces the table.
  3. (transitive) To deal with (a difficult situation or person).
    I'm going to have to face this sooner or later.
  4. (intransitive) To have the front in a certain direction.
    The bunkers faced north and east, toward Germany.
  5. (intransitive) (cricket) To be the striking batsman.

Synonyms

  • (position oneself/itself towards):
  • (have its front closest to):
  • (deal with): confront, deal with

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French

Pronunciation

/fas/

Noun

face f. (plural faces)

  1. face (anatomy)
  2. surface, side
  3. face (geometry)

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Italian

Verb

face

  1. (archaic) third-person singular indicative present of fare

Latin

Verb

face

  1. singular present imperative active of facio.

Romanian

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:ro:Template:lang:la derivations]] facere

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [ˈfaʧe]

Verb

a face conjugation type 3

  1. (transitive) do, make
  2. (reflexive) to be made, to be done

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