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Definition of Face

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stand opposite; stand face to face; turn toward; cover, coat; brave, defy; chisel or dress the surface of a stone
front part of the head with the eyes nose and mouth; facial expression; surface; front; boldness, insolence (Slang); look; appearance; good reputation; makeup
Face Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
visio, facies, oris
Face Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
hEnglish - advanced version

 wry face 
 hatchet face 
 face card 
 moon face 
 face fungus 
 face up 
 face lifting 
 on the face of it 
 stone life face 
 cylinder face 
 quarter face 
 face mite 
 face of a gun 
 face guard 
 to look in the face 
 face plate 
 face cream 
 face to face 
 face mold 
 face wheel 
 face to face 
 face of a square 
 face joint 
 face ague 
 to fly in the face of 
 face of a place 
 a straight face 
 human face 
 face lift 
 to face down 
 hippocratic face 
 to make a face 
 face cloth 
 to hide the face 
 to hide the face from 
 face of an anvil 
 valve face 
 to the face 
 to face a thing out 
 face of a 
 face of coal 
 to stare in the face 
 the face to shine upon 
 to make up a face 
 face soap 
 to face the music 

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 face pack 
 face hammer 
 face of a bastion 
 to straighten one`s face 
The Phrase Finder
An ugly face.
An ugly face.
Change direction.
Originally a military command in the US.
From Shakespeare's As You Like It.
All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages. At first the infant,
Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms.
And then the whining school-boy, with his satchel
And shining morning face, creeping like snail
Unwillingly to school. And then the lover,
Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad
Made to his mistress' eyebrow. Then a soldier,
Full of strange oaths and bearded like the pard,
Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel,
Seeking the bubble reputation
Even in the cannon's mouth. And then the justice,
In fair round belly with good capon lined,
With eyes severe and beard of formal cut,
Full of wise saws and modern instances;
And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts
Into the lean and slipper'd pantaloon,
With spectacles on nose and pouch on side,
His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide
For his shrunk shank; and his big manly voice,
Turning again toward childish treble, pipes
And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all,
That ends this strange eventful history,
Is second childishness and mere oblivion,
Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.
Back to front.
Australian slang.
Disadvantage yourself in order to do harm to an adversary.
Accept the unpleasant consequences of an action.
May come from the tradition of disgraced officers being 'drummed out' of their regiment.
In a bold aggressive manner.
Originated in the US in the 1970s in sports journalism.
Christopher Marlowe, in Doctor Faustus, referring to Helen of Troy. 'Was this the face that launch'd a thousand ships
And burnt the topless towers of Ilium?
Sweet Helen, make me immortal with a kiss.'
British prime minister Edward Heath used this to describe the activities of the Lonrho company and its head Tiny Roland.
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Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
aghaidh f.
I face (a person): tugaim aghaidh (ar dhuine)
face cloth: ceirt aghaidhe
face cream: snua-ungadh
face powder: snuaphúdar
face value: aghaidhluach
English Phonetics
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Ardebed = n. the face, feature
Deuwynebog = a. having two face
Gwepio = v. to make a long face
Gwerydwedd = n. the face of the earth
Gwyneb = n. a face, a visage
Gwynebu = v. to face, to front
Gwynebwarth = n. shame of face, a fine so called
Wyneb = n. a face, a visage
Wynebu = v. to face, to front
Australian Slang
facial make-up: "Wait while I put on my face"; "when I have my face on"
something is back to front
person suffering from acne; person with a pock-marked face
reprehensible person
ugly or irritating person
man's beard, hair on the face
shocking appearance
look deliriously happy or satisfied
suffering from acne
said about asthetically challenged person
heavy fall off a skateboard, snowboard, skis, etc., in which the face hits the ground front on
despicable or annoying person
man with a beard
sharp, narrow face
be exposed in an embarrassing situation
annoyingly close when face to face with someone; invading someone's personal space in an aggressive way
extremely drunk
(racist) person of South-East Asian extraction
person with a bad case of acne
(racist) South-East Asian
person badly affected with acne
ugly, horrible person
contemptible or despicable person
contempible person
(racist) South-East Asian
(v.) French kiss; swap spit
smb. is ugly
term for someone who's name you cannot remember
WordNet 2.0

1. 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
(hypernym) external body part
(hyponym) countenance, physiognomy, phiz, visage, kisser, smiler, mug
(part-holonym) head, caput
(part-meronym) beard, face fungus, whiskers
2. the expression on a person's face; "a sad expression"; "a look of triumph"; "an angry face"
(synonym) expression, look, aspect, facial expression
(hypernym) countenance, visage
(hyponym) leer
3. the general outward appearance of something; "the face of the city is changing"
(hypernym) appearance, visual aspect
4. the act of confronting bravely; "he hated facing the facts"; "he excelled in the face of danger"
(synonym) facing
(hypernym) braving, confronting, coping with, grappling, tackling
(derivation) confront, face up
5. the striking or working surface of an implement
(hypernym) surface
(part-holonym) head
6. a part of a person that is used to refer to a person; "he looked out at a roomful of faces"; "when he returned to work he met many new faces"
(hypernym) person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, human, soul
(classification) synecdoche
7. a surface forming part of the outside of an object; "he examined all sides of the crystal"; "dew dripped from the face of the leaf"
(synonym) side
(hypernym) surface
(hyponym) beam-ends
8. the part of an animal corresponding to the human face
(hypernym) external body part
(hyponym) muzzle
(part-holonym) animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna
9. the side upon which the use of a thing depends (usually the most prominent surface of an object); "he dealt the cards face down"
(hypernym) front
(hyponym) clock face, clock dial
(part-holonym) watch, ticker
10. a contorted facial expression; "she made a grimace at the prospect"
(synonym) grimace
(hypernym) facial expression, facial gesture
(hyponym) pout, moue, wry face
11. a specific size and style of type within a type family
(synonym) font, fount, typeface
(hypernym) type
(hyponym) typewriter font, constant-width font, fixed-width font, monospaced font
(member-holonym) type family
12. status in the eyes of others; "he lost face"
(hypernym) status, position
13. impudent aggressiveness; "I couldn't believe her boldness"; "he had the effrontery to question my honesty"
(synonym) boldness, nerve, brass, cheek
(hypernym) aggressiveness
(hyponym) audacity, audaciousness
(derivation) confront
14. a vertical surface of a building or cliff
(hypernym) vertical surface
(hyponym) perpendicular

1. deal with (something unpleasant) head on; "You must confront your problems"; "He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes"
(synonym) confront, face up
(hypernym) set about, go about, approach
(hyponym) undertake, tackle, take on
(verb-group) confront, present
(derivation) facing
2. oppose, as in hostility or a competition; "You must confront your opponent"; "Jackson faced Smith in the boxing ring"; "The two enemies finally confronted each other"
(synonym) confront
(hypernym) meet, encounter, play, take on
(hyponym) front, breast
(see-also) face off, bully off
(derivation) boldness, nerve, brass, cheek
3. be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to; "The house looks north"; "My backyard look onto the pond"; "The building faces the park"
(synonym) front, look
(hypernym) lie
(hyponym) confront
4. be opposite; "the facing page"; "the two sofas face each other"
(hypernym) be
(verb-group) front, look
5. turn so as to face; turn the face in a certain direction; "Turn and face your partner now"
(hypernym) turn
6. present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize; "We confronted him with the evidence"; "He was faced with all the evidence and could no longer deny his actions"; "An enormous dilemma faces us"
(synonym) confront, present
(verb-group) confront, face up
(derivation) facing
7. turn so as to expose the face; "face a playing card"
(hypernym) disclose, expose
8. line the edge (of a garment) with a different material; "face the lapels of the jacket"
(hypernym) line
(hyponym) revet
(derivation) facing
9. cover the front or surface of; "The building was faced with beautiful stones"
(hypernym) cover
(hyponym) reface
Face Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Joint Acronyms and Abbreviations
forward aviation combat engineering
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
Rabintex Ballistic Dictionary
The right side or the better-looking side of a fabric.
Face Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Fear of getting wrinkles
Dream Dictionary
This dream is favorable if you see happy and bright faces, but significant of trouble if they are disfigured, ugly, or frowning on you.

To a young person, an ugly face foretells lovers' quarrels; or for a lover to see the face of his sweetheart looking old, denotes separation and the breaking up of happy associations.

To see a strange and weird-looking face, denotes that enemies and misfortunes surround you.

To dream of seeing your own face, denotes unhappiness; and to the married, threats of divorce will be made.

To see your face in a mirror, denotes displeasure with yourself for not being able to carry out plans for self-advancement. You will also lose the esteem of friends.
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Face Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Field-Alterable Control Element
Dictionary of Automotive Terms
To shave the outer edges of a bottom bracket shell or the upper and lower ends of a head tube to make them parallel with one another and square to the tube's centerline. Also see valve face .
Oceanographic, Meteorologal & Climatologal abbreviations and acronyms
Free Air CO2 Enrichment
Face Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
Computer Abbreviations v1.5
Usenix FaceServer Graphic
9300+ Computer Acronyms
Framed Access Command Environment
- Static variable in class javax.swing.text.html.HTML.Attribute 
public static final HTML.Attribute FACE
Desktop Publishing Glossary
An abbreviation for typeface referring to a family in a given style.
Henry Budgett
Face Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
The face is a central organ of sense and is also very central in the expression of emotion among humans and among numerous other species. The face is normally found on the anterior (frontal, rostral) surface of the head of animals or humans, although not all animals have faces. The face is crucial for human identity, and damage such as scarring or developmental deformities have effects stretching beyond those of solely physical inconvenience.

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The face forms a part of the human body: the front of the head.

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Face/Off is a 1997 American science-fiction action directed by John Woo and starring John Travolta and Nicolas Cage. Travolta plays an FBI agent and Cage plays a terrorist, sworn enemies who assume each other's physical appearance. It was the first Hollywood film in which Woo was given major creative control. The film went on to gross $245 million worldwide. The film was also nominated for an Academy Award in the category Sound Effects Editing (Mark Stoeckinger) at the 70th Academy Awards.

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Face Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
The hitting area or surface of the club head
Face Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
The external surface of a structure, such as the surface of an appurtenance or a dam.
Face Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
English - Klingon
n. qab
Face Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Easton's Bible Dictionary
means simply presence, as when it is recorded that Adam and Eve hid themselves from the "face [R.V., 'presence'] of the Lord God" (Gen. 3:8; comp. Ex. 33:14, 15, where the same Hebrew word is rendered "presence"). The "light of God's countenance" is his favour (Ps. 44:3; Dan. 9:17). "Face" signifies also anger, justice, severity (Gen. 16:6, 8; Ex. 2:15; Ps. 68:1; Rev. 6:16). To "provoke God to his face" (Isa. 65:3) is to sin against him openly. The Jews prayed with their faces toward the temple and Jerusalem (1 Kings 8:38, 44, 48; Dan. 6:10). To "see God's face" is to have access to him and to enjoy his favour (Ps. 17:15; 27:8). This is the privilege of holy angels (Matt. 18:10; Luke 1:19). The "face of Jesus Christ" (2 Cor. 4:6) is the office and person of Christ, the revealer of the glory of God (John 1:14, 18).
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
face; nostrils
pearl; precious stone; the face
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (1869) , by Roswell D. Hitchcock. About
Face Used in the Qabbalah especially for the first emanations of the Sephirothal or Cosmic Tree, the cosmic structure. Two Faces are mentioned: 'Arik 'Anpin (Macroprosopus, Great or Long Face), applied to the first Sephirah; and Ze`eir 'Anpin (Microprosopus, Small or Short Face), applied to the lower nine Sephiroth. A third Face or Head, corresponding to 'Arik 'Anpin or Kether, is also enumerated: Resha' Hiwwara' or Re'sh Hiwwar (generally rendered White Head), signifying the white or colorless spirituality of the cosmic originating source. From the moment of their emanation, says the Qabbalah, all the material for future forms was contained in the three Faces, Heads, or Beginnings. It is when the Faces look toward each other that the Holy Ancients in three Heads are called 'Arikh 'Appayim (Long Faces) (Zohar iii, 292a): the union or conjunction thus signified by "looking towards each other" meaning the combined unity in a triad of an individual, whether the monad be human, cosmic, or intermediate.
Glossary of Astrological Terms
Each sign of thirty degrees is divided into three segments called decans (decanates) of ten degrees, each with its own planetary ruler. Each decan is divided into a positive (active) and a negative (receptive) face of five degrees, expressing the polarity of the planetary ruler of the decan. Thus each sign has six faces, three positive and three negative, depending on the rulership of the decanates.
Face Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
A Basic Guide to ASL
The left hand, finger together, palm flat and facing the eyes, is held a bit above eye level. The right hand, fingers also together, is held in front of the mouth with palm facing the left hand. With a sweeping upward movement the right hand moves toward the left, which moves straight up an inch or two at the same time.