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face


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Face  \Face\,  n.  [F.,  from  L.  facies  form  shape,  face,  perh. 
  from  facere  to  make  (see  {Fact});  or  perh.  orig.  meaning 
  appearance,  and  from  a  root  meaning  to  shine,  and  akin  to  E. 
  fancy.  Cf  {Facetious}.] 
  1.  The  exterior  form  or  appearance  of  anything  that  part 
  which  presents  itself  to  the  view;  especially,  the  front 
  or  upper  part  or  surface;  that  which  particularly  offers 
  itself  to  the  view  of  a  spectator. 
 
  A  mist  .  .  .  watered  the  whole  face  of  the  ground. 
  --Gen.  ii  6. 
 
  Lake  Leman  wooes  me  with  its  crystal  face.  --Byron. 
 
  2.  That  part  of  a  body,  having  several  sides,  which  may  be 
  seen  from  one  point,  or  which  is  presented  toward  a 
  certain  direction;  one  of  the  bounding  planes  of  a  solid; 
  as  a  cube  has  six  faces. 
 
  3.  (Mach.) 
  a  The  principal  dressed  surface  of  a  plate,  disk,  or 
  pulley;  the  principal  flat  surface  of  a  part  or 
  object. 
  b  That  part  of  the  acting  surface  of  a  cog  in  a  cog 
  wheel,  which  projects  beyond  the  pitch  line 
  c  The  width  of  a  pulley,  or  the  length  of  a  cog  from  end 
  to  end  as  a  pulley  or  cog  wheel  of  ten  inches  face. 
 
  4.  (Print.) 
  a  The  upper  surface,  or  the  character  upon  the  surface, 
  of  a  type  plate,  etc 
  b  The  style  or  cut  of  a  type  or  font  of  type 
 
  5.  Outside  appearance;  surface  show  look  external  aspect, 
  whether  natural,  assumed,  or  acquired. 
 
  To  set  a  face  upon  their  own  malignant  design. 
  --Milton. 
 
  This  would  produce  a  new  face  of  things  in  Europe. 
  --Addison. 
 
  We  wear  a  face  of  joy,  because  We  have  been  glad  of 
  yore.  --Wordsworth. 
 
  6.  That  part  of  the  head,  esp.  of  man,  in  which  the  eyes, 
  cheeks,  nose,  and  mouth  are  situated;  visage;  countenance. 
 
  In  the  sweat  of  thy  face  shalt  thou  eat  bread. 
  --Gen.  iii. 
  19. 
 
  7.  Cast  of  features;  expression  of  countenance;  look  air; 
  appearance. 
 
  We  set  the  best  faceon  it  we  could  --Dryden. 
 
  8.  (Astrol.)  Ten  degrees  in  extent  of  a  sign  of  the  zodiac. 
  --Chaucer. 
 
  9.  Maintenance  of  the  countenance  free  from  abashment  or 
  confusion;  confidence;  boldness;  shamelessness; 
  effrontery. 
 
  This  is  the  man  that  has  the  face  to  charge  others 
  with  false  citations.  --Tillotson. 
 
  10.  Presence;  sight;  front;  as  in  the  phrases,  before  the 
  face  of  in  the  immediate  presence  of  in  the  face  of 
  before  in  or  against  the  front  of  as  to  fly  in  the 
  face  of  danger;  to  the  face  of  directly  to  from  the 
  face  of  from  the  presence  of 
 
  11.  Mode  of  regard,  whether  favorable  or  unfavorable;  favor 
  or  anger;  mostly  in  Scriptural  phrases. 
 
  The  Lord  make  his  face  to  shine  upon  thee.  --Num. 
  vi  25. 
 
  My  face  [favor]  will  I  turn  also  from  them  --Ezek. 
  vii.  22. 
 
  12.  (Mining)  The  end  or  wall  of  the  tunnel,  drift,  or 
  excavation,  at  which  work  is  progressing  or  was  last 
  done 
 
  13.  (Com.)  The  exact  amount  expressed  on  a  bill,  note,  bond, 
  or  other  mercantile  paper,  without  any  addition  for 
  interest  or  reduction  for  discount. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Face  \Face\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Faced};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Facing}.] 
  1.  To  meet  in  front;  to  oppose  with  firmness;  to  resist,  or 
  to  meet  for  the  purpose  of  stopping  or  opposing;  to 
  confront;  to  encounter;  as  to  face  an  enemy  in  the  field 
  of  battle. 
 
  I'll  face  This  tempest,  and  deserve  the  name  of 
  king.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  Confront  impudently;  to  bully. 
 
  I  will  neither  be  facednor  braved.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  stand  opposite  to  to  stand  with  the  face  or  front 
  toward;  to  front  upon  as  the  apartments  of  the  general 
  faced  the  park. 
 
  He  gained  also  with  his  forces  that  part  of  Britain 
  which  faces  Ireland.  --Milton. 
 
  4.  To  cover  in  front,  for  ornament,  protection,  etc.;  to  put 
  a  facing  upon  as  a  building  faced  with  marble. 
 
  5.  To  line  near  the  edge,  esp.  with  a  different  material;  as 
  to  face  the  front  of  a  coat,  or  the  bottom  of  a  dress. 
 
  6.  To  cover  with  better,  or  better  appearing,  material  than 
  the  mass  consists  of  for  purpose  of  deception,  as  the 
  surface  of  a  box  of  tea,  a  barrel  of  sugar,  etc 
 
  7.  (Mach.)  To  make  the  surface  of  anything  flat  or  smooth; 
  to  dress  the  face  of  (a  stone,  a  casting,  etc.);  esp.,  in 
  turning,  to  shape  or  smooth  the  flat  surface  of  as 
  distinguished  from  the  cylindrical  surface. 
 
  8.  To  cause  to  turn  or  present  a  face  or  front,  as  in  a 
  particular  direction. 
 
  {To  face  down},  to  put  down  by  bold  or  impudent  opposition. 
  ``He  faced  men  down.''  --Prior. 
 
  {To  face  (a  thing)  out},  to  persist  boldly  or  impudently  in 
  an  assertion  or  in  a  line  of  conduct.  ``That  thinks  with 
  oaths  to  face  the  matter  out.''  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Face  \Face\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  carry  a  false  appearance;  to  play  the  hypocrite.  ``To 
  lie,  to  face,  to  forge.''  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  To  turn  the  face;  as  to  face  to  the  right  or  left 
 
  Face  about  man;  a  soldier,  and  afraid!  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  To  present  a  face  or  front. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  face 
  n  1:  the  front  of  the  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:  {human  face}] 
  2:  the  expression  on  a  person's  face;  "a  sad  expression";  "a 
  look  of  triumph";  "an  angry  face"  [syn:  {expression},  {look}, 
  {aspect},  {facial  expression}] 
  3:  the  general  outward  appearance  of  something  "the  face  of 
  the  city  is  changing" 
  4:  the  act  of  confronting  bravely;  "he  hated  facing  the  facts"; 
  "he  excelled  in  the  face  of  danger"  [syn:  {facing}] 
  5:  the  striking  or  working  surface  of  an  implement 
  6:  (synecdoche)  a  part  of  a  person  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" 
  7:  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}] 
  8:  the  part  of  an  animal  corresponding  to  the  human  face 
  9:  the  side  upon  which  the  use  of  a  thing  depends  (usually  the 
  most  prominent  surface  of  an  object);  "he  dealt  the  cards 
  face  down" 
  10:  a  contorted  facial  expression;  "she  made  a  grimace  at  the 
  prospect"  [syn:  {grimace}] 
  11:  a  specific  size  and  style  of  type  within  a  type  family  [syn: 
  {font},  {fount},  {typeface}] 
  12:  status  in  the  eyes  of  others  "he  lost  face" 
  13:  impudent  aggressiveness;  "I  couldn't  believe  her  boldness"; 
  "he  had  the  effrontery  to  question  my  honesty"  [syn:  {boldness}, 
  {effrontery},  {nerve},  {brass},  {cheek}] 
  14:  a  vertical  surface  of  a  building  or  cliff 
  v  1:  come  to  grips  with  face  (something  unpleasant)  head  on  "You 
  must  confront  your  problems"  [syn:  {confront},  {face  up}] 
  [ant:  {avoid}] 
  2:  oppose  in  hostility;  "confront  an  opponent"  [syn:  {confront}] 
  3:  face  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}]  [ant:  {back}] 
  4:  face  in  a  certain  direction;  "The  house  looks  out  on  a 
  tennis  court";  "The  apartment  looks  across  the  Hudson" 
  [syn:  {look  out  on},  {look  out  over},  {overlook},  {look 
  across}] 
  5:  be  opposite;  "In  this  exercise,  the  gymnast  should  face  the 
  floor" 
  6:  turn  so  as  to  face;  turn  the  face  in  a  certain  direction 
  7:  present  somebody  with  something  usually  to  accuse  or 
  criticize;  ""We  confronted  him  with  the  evidence"  [syn:  {confront}, 
  {present}] 
  8:  line  near  the  edge  with  a  different  material,  as  of  a 
  garment 
  9:  cover  the  front  or  surface  of:  "The  building  was  faced  with 
  beautiful  stones" 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Face 
  means  simply  presence,  as  when  it  is  recorded  that  Adam  and  Eve 
  hid  themselves  from  the  "face  [R.V.,  'presence']  of  the  Lord 
  God"  (Gen.  3:8;  comp.  Ex  33:14,  15,  where  the  same  Hebrew  word 
  is  rendered  "presence").  The  "light  of  God's  countenance"  is  his 
  favour  (Ps.  44:3;  Dan.  9:17).  Face"  signifies  also  anger, 
  justice,  severity  (Gen.  16:6,  8;  Ex  2:15;  Ps  68:1;  Rev.  6:16). 
  To  "provoke  God  to  his  face"  (Isa.  65:3)  is  to  sin  against  him 
  openly. 
 
  The  Jews  prayed  with  their  faces  toward  the  temple  and 
  Jerusalem  (1  Kings  8:38,  44,  48;  Dan.  6:10).  To  "see  God's  face" 
  is  to  have  access  to  him  and  to  enjoy  his  favour  (Ps.  17:15; 
  27:8).  This  is  the  privilege  of  holy  angels  (Matt.  18:10;  Luke 
  1:19).  The  "face  of  Jesus  Christ"  (2  Cor.  4:6)  is  the  office  and 
  person  of  Christ,  the  revealer  of  the  glory  of  God  (John  1:14, 
  18). 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  FACE 
  Framed  Access  Command  Environment  (Unix,  SVR4) 
 
 




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