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
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"
(hypernym) braving, confronting, coping with, grappling, tackling
(derivation) confront, face up
5. the striking or working surface of an implement
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
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"
8. the part of an animal corresponding to the human face
(hypernym) external body part
(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"
(hyponym) clock face, clock dial
(part-holonym) watch, ticker
10. a contorted facial expression; "she made a grimace at the prospect"
(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
(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
(hyponym) audacity, audaciousness
14. a vertical surface of a building or cliff
(hypernym) vertical surface
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
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"
(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
4. be opposite; "the facing page"; "the two sofas face each other"
(verb-group) front, look
5. turn so as to face; turn the face in a certain direction; "Turn and face your partner now"
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
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"
9. cover the front or surface of; "The building was faced with beautiful stones"