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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Facade  \Fa`[,c]ade"\  (f[.a]`s[.a]d"  or  f[.a]`s[=a]d"),  n.  [F., 
  fr  It  facciata  fr  faccia  face,  L.  facies.  See  {Face}.] 
  (Arch.) 
  The  front  of  a  building;  esp.,  the  principal  front,  having 
  some  architectural  pretensions.  Thus  a  church  is  said  to  have 
  its  fa[,c]ade  unfinished,  though  the  interior  may  be  in  use 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  facade 
  n  1:  the  face  or  front  of  a  building  [syn:  {frontage}] 
  2:  a  showy  misrepresentation  intended  to  conceal  something 
  unpleasant  [syn:  {window  dressing}] 




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