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face



I - noun
1. the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear (Freq. 193)
- he washed his face
- I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news
Syn:
human face
Derivationally related forms:
facial
Hypernyms:
external body part
Hyponyms:
countenance, physiognomy, phiz, visage, kisser,
smiler, mug
Part Holonyms:
head, caput, homo, man, human being, human
Part Meronyms:
beard, face fungus, whiskers, mouth, eye,
oculus, optic, eyebrow, brow, supercilium, facial vein,
vena facialis, facial, facial nerve, nervus facialis, seventh cranial nerve, nose,
olfactory organ, chin, mentum, feature, lineament, facial muscle,
forehead, cheek, jowl, jaw
2. the feelings expressed on a person's face (Freq. 23)
- a sad expression
- a look of triumph
- an angry face
Syn:
expression, look, aspect, facial expression
Derivationally related forms:
look (for: look)
Hypernyms:
countenance, visage
Hyponyms:
leer, sparkle, twinkle, spark, light
3. the general outward appearance of something (Freq. 22)
- the face of the city is changing
Hypernyms:
appearance, visual aspect
4. the striking or working surface of an implement (Freq. 4)
Hypernyms:
surface
Part Holonyms:
head, racket, racquet, golf-club head, club head,
club-head, clubhead
5. a part of a person that is used to refer to a person (Freq. 2)
- he looked out at a roomful of faces
- when he returned to work he met many new faces
Usage Domain:
synecdoche
Hypernyms:
person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul
6. a surface forming part of the outside of an object (Freq. 1)
- he examined all sides of the crystal
- dew dripped from the face of the leaf
Syn:
side
Derivationally related forms:
facial
Hypernyms:
surface
Hyponyms:
beam-ends, bottom, underside, undersurface, front,
front end, forepart, lee, lee side, leeward, windward,
windward, backside, back end, top, top side,
upper side, upside
7. the part of an animal corresponding to the human face (Freq. 1)
Derivationally related forms:
facial
Hypernyms:
external body part
Hyponyms:
muzzle
Part Holonyms:
animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna
8. the side upon which the use of a thing depends (usually the most prominent surface of an object) (Freq. 1)
- he dealt the cards face down
Hypernyms:
front
Hyponyms:
clock face, clock dial, dial
Part Holonyms:
watch, ticker, playing card
9. a contorted facial expression
- she made a grimace at the prospect
Syn:
grimace
Derivationally related forms:
grimace (for: grimace)
Hypernyms:
facial expression, facial gesture
Hyponyms:
pout, moue, wry face
10. a specific size and style of type within a type family
Syn:
font, fount, typeface, case
Hypernyms:
type
Hyponyms:
unicameral script, bicameral script, typewriter font, constant-width font, fixed-width font,
monospaced font, proportional font, font cartridge, cartridge font, Gothic, black letter,
boldface, bold face, bold, italic, screen font, raster font,
sans serif, Helvetica
Member Holonyms:
type family
11. status in the eyes of others
- he lost face
Hypernyms:
status, position
12. impudent aggressiveness
- I couldn't believe her boldness
- he had the effrontery to question my honesty
Syn:
boldness, nerve, brass, cheek
Derivationally related forms:
cheeky (for: cheek), cheek (for: cheek), brassy (for: brass), nervy (for: nerve)
Hypernyms:
aggressiveness
Hyponyms:
audacity, audaciousness
13. a vertical surface of a building or cliff
Hypernyms:
vertical surface
Hyponyms:
perpendicular, coalface

II - verb
1. deal with (something unpleasant) head on (Freq. 56)
- You must confront your problems
- He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes
Syn:
confront, face up
Ant:
avoid (for: confront)
Hypernyms:
set about, go about, approach
Hyponyms:
undertake, tackle, take on
Verb Group:
confront, present
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Somebody ----s PP (for: face up)
2. oppose, as in hostility or a competition (Freq. 33)
- You must confront your opponent
- Jackson faced Smith in the boxing ring
- The two enemies finally confronted each other
Syn:
confront
See Also:
face off
Derivationally related forms:
confrontation (for: confront)
Hypernyms:
meet, encounter, play, take on
Hyponyms:
front, breast, take the bull by the horns, pit, oppose,
match, play off
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s somebody
- Something ----s something
3. be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point;
be opposite to (Freq. 14)
- The house looks north
- My backyard look onto the pond
- The building faces the park
Syn:
front, look
Ant:
back (for: front)
Derivationally related forms:
front (for: front), frontage (for: front)
Hypernyms:
lie
Hyponyms:
confront
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s something
- His fields face mine at this point
4. be opposite (Freq. 4)
- the facing page
- the two sofas face each other
Hypernyms:
be
Verb Group:
front, look
Verb Frames:
- Something is ----ing PP
- Somebody ----s PP
5. turn so as to face;
turn the face in a certain direction (Freq. 4)
- Turn and face your partner now
Hypernyms:
turn
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
6. present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize (Freq. 3)
- 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, present
Derivationally related forms:
confrontation (for: confront)
Verb Group:
confront, face up
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s somebody
- Something ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody with something (for: present)
7. turn so as to expose the face
- face a playing card
Hypernyms:
disclose, expose
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
8. line the edge (of a garment) with a different material
- face the lapels of the jacket
Derivationally related forms:
facing
Hypernyms:
line
Hyponyms:
reface
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
9. cover the front or surface of
- The building was faced with beautiful stones
Derivationally related forms:
facing
Hypernyms:
cover
Hyponyms:
revet, reface
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something

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