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Meaning of face

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

  face
      n 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" [syn: {face},
           {human face}]
      2: the feelings expressed on a person's face; "a sad
         expression"; "a look of triumph"; "an angry face" [syn:
         {expression}, {look}, {aspect}, {facial expression}, {face}]
      3: the general outward appearance of something; "the face of the
         city is changing"
      4: the striking or working surface of an implement
      5: 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"
      6: 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" [syn: {side}, {face}]
      7: the part of an animal corresponding to the human face
      8: the side upon which the use of a thing depends (usually the
         most prominent surface of an object); "he dealt the cards
         face down"
      9: a contorted facial expression; "she made a grimace at the
         prospect" [syn: {grimace}, {face}]
      10: a specific size and style of type within a type family [syn:
          {font}, {fount}, {typeface}, {face}, {case}]
      11: status in the eyes of others; "he lost face"
      12: impudent aggressiveness; "I couldn't believe her boldness";
          "he had the effrontery to question my honesty" [syn:
          {boldness}, {nerve}, {brass}, {face}, {cheek}]
      13: a vertical surface of a building or cliff
      v 1: deal with (something unpleasant) head on; "You must
           confront your problems"; "He faced the terrible
           consequences of his mistakes" [syn: {confront}, {face up},
           {face}] [ant: {avoid}]
      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" [syn:
         {confront}, {face}]
      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" [syn: {front}, {look}, {face}] [ant: {back}]
      4: be opposite; "the facing page"; "the two sofas face each
         other"
      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" [syn: {confront},
         {face}, {present}]
      7: turn so as to expose the face; "face a playing card"
      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"


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