HyperDic: face-to-face

English > 3 senses of the word face-to-face:
ADVERBallface-to-face, face to facewithin each other's presence
allface-to-face, face to face, oppositedirectly facing each other
ADJECTIVEallface-to-facein each other's presence
English > face-to-face: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningIn each other's presence.
Example"a face-to-face encounter"
BroaderpersonalConcerning or affecting a particular person or his or her private life and personality
English > face-to-face: 3 senses > adverb 1
MeaningWithin each other's presence.
Example"she met the president face-to-face"
Synonymface to face
English > face-to-face: 3 senses > adverb 2
Meaningdirectly facing each other.
Examples
  • "the two photographs lay face-to-face on the table"
  • "lived all their lives in houses face-to-face across the street"
Synonymsface to face, opposite

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