HyperDic: face

English > 22 senses of the word face:
NOUNbodyface, human facethe front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear
attributeface, expression, look, aspect, facial expressionthe feelings expressed on a person's face
attributefacethe general outward appearance of something
artifactfacethe striking or working surface of an implement
person facea part of a person that is used to refer to a person
locationface, sidea surface forming part of the outside of an object
bodyfacethe part of an animal corresponding to the human face
artifactfacethe side upon which the use of a thing depends (usually the most prominent surface of an object)
communicationface, grimacea contorted facial expression
communicationface, font, fount, typeface, casea specific size and style of type within a type family
attributefacestatus in the eyes of others
attributeface, boldness, nerve, brass, cheekimpudent aggressiveness
artifactfacea vertical surface of a building or cliff
VERBcommunicationface, confront, face updeal with (something unpleasant) head on
competitionface, confrontoppose, as in hostility or a competition
stativeface, front, lookbe oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point
stativefacebe opposite
motionfaceturn so as to face
communicationface, confront, presentpresent somebody with something, usually to accuse / accuse or criticize
perceptionfaceturn so as to expose the face / face
contactfaceline the edge (of a garment) with a different material
contactfacecover the front or surface of
face > pronunciation
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English > face: 22 senses > noun 1, body
MeaningThe front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear.
Examples
  • "he washed his face"
  • "I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news"
Synonymhuman face
Part ofhead, caputThe upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals
homo, man, human being, humanAny living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
Partsbeard, face fungus, whiskersThe hair growing on the lower part of a man's face
brow, foreheadThe part of the face above the eyes
cheekEither side of the face below the eyes
chin, mentumThe protruding part of the lower jaw
eye, oculus, opticThe organ of sight
eyebrow, brow, superciliumThe arch of hair above each eye
facial, facial nerve, nervus facialis, seventh cranial nervecranial nerve that supplies facial muscles
facial muscleAny of the skeletal muscles of the face
facial vein, vena facialisAny of several veins draining the face
feature, lineamentThe characteristic parts of a person's face
jawThe bones of the skull that frame the mouth and serve to open it
jowlA fullness and looseness of the flesh of the lower cheek and jaw (characteristic of aging)
mouthThe externally visible part of the oral cavity on the face and the system of organs surrounding the opening
nose, olfactory organThe organ of smell and entrance to the respiratory tract
Narrowercountenance, physiognomy, phiz, visage, kisser, smiler, mugThe human face ('kisser' and 'smiler' and 'mug' are informal terms for 'face' and 'phiz' is British)
Broaderexternal body partAny body part visible externally
Spanishcara, faz, rostro humano, rostro
Catalancara
Adjectivesfacialof or concerning the face
mandibulofacialof or relating to the lower jaw and face
maxillofacialof or relating to the upper jaw and face (particularly with reference to specialized surgery of the maxilla)
English > face: 22 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningThe feelings expressed on a person's face.
Example "an angry face"
Synonymsexpression, look, aspect, facial expression
NarrowerleerA suggestive or sneering look or grin
sparkle, twinkle, spark, lightmerriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance
Broadercountenance, visageThe appearance conveyed by a person's face
Spanishapariencia, aspecto, estampa, expresión
Catalanaspecte, estampa, expressió, posat
English > face: 22 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningThe general outward appearance of something.
Example"the face of the city is changing"
Broaderappearance, visual aspectoutward or visible aspect of a person or thing
Spanishcara
Catalancara
English > face: 22 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningThe striking or working surface of an implement.
Part ofgolf-club head, club head, club-head, clubhead(golf) the head of the club which strikes the ball
headThe striking part of a tool
racket, racquetA sports implement (usually consisting of a handle and an oval frame with a tightly interlaced network of strings) used to strike a ball (or shuttlecock) in various games / games
BroadersurfaceThe outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary
Spanishcara
English > face: 22 senses > noun 5, person
MeaningA part of a person that is used to refer to a person.
Examples
  • "he looked out at a roomful of faces"
  • "when he returned to work he met many new faces"
Broaderperson, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulA human being
Usage ofsynecdocheSubstituting a more inclusive term for a less inclusive one or vice versa
Spanishcara
Catalancara
English > face: 22 senses > noun 6, location
MeaningA surface forming part of the outside of an object.
Example "dew dripped from the face of the leaf"
Synonymside
Narrowerbeam-ends(nautical) at the ends of the transverse deck beams of a vessel
bottom, underside, undersurfaceThe lower side of anything
front, front end, forepartThe side that is forward or prominent
lee, lee side, leewardThe side of something that is sheltered from the wind
rear, backside, back endThe side of an object that is opposite its front
top, top side, upper side, upsideThe highest or uppermost side of anything
windwardThe side of something that is toward the wind
BroadersurfaceThe extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object
Spanishcara, lado
Catalancara, costat
Adjectivesfacialof or pertaining to the outside surface of an object
Verbsfaceturn so as to expose the face / face
English > face: 22 senses > noun 7, body
MeaningThe part of an animal corresponding to the human face.
Part ofanimal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, faunaA living organism characterized by voluntary movement
NarrowermuzzleForward projecting part of the head of certain animals
Broaderexternal body partAny body part visible externally
Spanishcara
Adjectivesfacialof or concerning the face
English > face: 22 senses > noun 8, artifact
MeaningThe side upon which the use of a thing depends (usually the most prominent surface of an object).
Example"he dealt the cards face down"
Part ofplaying cardOne of a pack of cards that are used to play card games
watch, tickerA small portable timepiece
Narrowerclock face, clock dialThe face of a clock showing hours and minutes of the day
dialThe face of a timepiece
BroaderfrontThe side that is seen or that goes first
Verbsfaceturn so as to expose the face / face
English > face: 22 senses > noun 9, communication
MeaningA contorted facial expression.
Synonymgrimace
Narrowerpout, moue, wry faceA disdainful grimace
Broaderfacial expression, facial gestureA gesture executed with the facial muscles
Spanishcara, mueca, rictus, visaje
Catalancarassa, carota, ganyota, rictus
English > face: 22 senses > noun 10, communication
MeaningA specific size and style of type within a type family.
Synonymsfont, fount, typeface, case
Member oftype familyA complete set of type suitable for printing text
NarrowerGothic, black letterA heavy typeface in use from 15th to 18th centuries
bicameral scriptA script having two distinct cases
boldface, bold face, boldA typeface with thick heavy lines
font cartridge, cartridge fontAny font that is contained in a cartridge that can be plugged into a computer printer / printer
italicA typeface with letters slanting upward to the right
proportional fontAny font whose different characters have different widths
sans serif, HelveticaA typeface in which characters have no serifs
screen font, raster fontThe font that is displayed on a computer screen
typewriter font, constant-width font, fixed-width font, monospaced fontA typeface is which each character is given the same width (as by a typewriter)
unicameral scriptA script with a single case
BroadertypePrinted characters
Spanishfont, fuente, tipo de letra, tipografía
Catalanfont, tipografia, tipus de lletra
English > face: 22 senses > noun 11, attribute
Meaningstatus in the eyes of others.
Example"he lost face"
Broaderstatus, positionThe relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society
English > face: 22 senses > noun 12, attribute
Meaningimpudent aggressiveness.
Synonymsboldness, nerve, brass, cheek
Narroweraudacity, audaciousnessaggressive boldness or unmitigated effrontery
BroaderaggressivenessThe quality of being bold and enterprising
Spanishatrevimiento, audacia, cara dura, cara, descaro, desfachatez, desvergüenza, osadía, sangre fría, temeridad, valor
Catalanbarra, cara, desvergonyiment, gosadia, nervi, sang freda, temeritat
Verbsfaceoppose, as in hostility or a competition
English > face: 22 senses > noun 13, artifact
MeaningA vertical surface of a building or cliff.
NarrowercoalfaceThe part of a coal seam that is being cut
perpendicularAn extremely steep face
Broadervertical surfaceA surface that is vertical
Verbsfacecover the front or surface of
English > face: 22 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningDeal with (something unpleasant) head on.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example "He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes"
Synonymsconfront, face up
Narrowerundertake, tackle, take onAccept as a challenge
Broaderset about, go about, approachBegin to deal with
OppositeavoidStay clear from
Similar toconfront, face, presentPresent somebody with something, usually to accuse / accuse or criticize
Spanishafrontar, confrontar, enfrentarse, enfrentar
Catalanafrontar, confrontar
English > face: 22 senses > verb 2, competition
MeaningOppose, as in hostility or a competition.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example "Jackson faced Smith in the boxing ring"
Synonymconfront
Narrowerfront, breastconfront bodily
pit, oppose, match, play offSet into opposition or rivalry
take the bull by the hornsface a difficulty and grapple with it without avoiding it
Broadermeet, encounter, play, take oncontend against an opponent in a sport, game / game, or battle
See alsoface offstart a game / game / game by a face-off
Spanishafrentar, afrontar, confrontar, encarar, enfrentar
Catalanafrontar, confrontar, enfrontar
Nounsfaceimpudent aggressiveness
English > face: 22 senses > verb 3, stative
MeaningBe oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to.
PatternSomething ----s something
ModelHis fields face mine at this point
Example "The building faces the park"
Synonymsfront, look
NarrowerconfrontBe face to face with
BroaderlieBe located or situated somewhere
OppositebackBe in back of
Similar tofaceBe opposite
Spanishdar a
English > face: 22 senses > verb 4, stative
MeaningBe opposite.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Example "the two sofas face each other"
BroaderbeOccupy a certain position or area
Similar tofront, look, faceBe oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point
Spanishencarar
English > face: 22 senses > verb 5, motion
Meaningturn so as to face; turn the face in a certain direction.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"Turn and face your partner now"
Broaderturnchange orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense
Similar tofaceTurn so as to expose the face / face
Spanishencararse
English > face: 22 senses > verb 6, communication
MeaningPresent somebody with something, usually to accuse / accuse or criticize.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "He was faced with all the evidence and could no longer deny his actions"
  • "An enormous dilemma faces us"
Synonymsconfront, present
Similar toconfront, face up, faceDeal with (something unpleasant) head on
Spanishafrontar, confrontar, enfrentarse a, enfrentar, obsequiar, presentar
Catalanafrontar, confrontar, enfrontar, obsequiar, presentar
English > face: 22 senses > verb 7, perception
MeaningTurn so as to expose the face / face.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"face a playing card"
Broaderdisclose, expose, uncoverdisclose to view as by removing a cover
Similar tofaceturn so as to face
Nounsfacethe side upon which the use of a thing depends (usually the most prominent surface of an object)
facea surface forming part of the outside of an object
English > face: 22 senses > verb 8, contact
MeaningLine the edge (of a garment) with a different material.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"face the lapels of the jacket"
Narrowerrefaceput a new facing on (a garment)
BroaderlineCover the interior of
Similar tofaceCover the front or surface of
Spanishrevestir
Nounsfacinga lining applied to the edge of a garment for ornamentation or strengthening
English > face: 22 senses > verb 9, contact
MeaningCover the front or surface of.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The building was faced with beautiful stones"
NarrowerrefaceProvide with a new facing / facing
revetface with a layer of stone or concrete or other supporting material so as to retain
BroadercoverProvide with a covering or cause to be covered
Similar tofaceLine the edge (of a garment) with a different material
Spanishrevestir
Nounsfacea vertical surface of a building or cliff
facingproviding something with a surface of a different material
facinga protective covering that protects the outside of a building
facingan ornamental coating / coating to a building

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