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facing


  3  definitions  found 
 
  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]: 
 
  Facing  \Fa"cing\,  n. 
  1.  A  covering  in  front,  for  ornament  or  other  purpose;  an 
  exterior  covering  or  sheathing;  as  the  facing  of  an 
  earthen  slope,  sea  wall,  etc.,  to  strengthen  it  or  to 
  protect  or  adorn  the  exposed  surface. 
 
  2.  A  lining  placed  near  the  edge  of  a  garment  for  ornament  or 
  protection. 
 
  3.  (Arch.)  The  finishing  of  any  face  of  a  wall  with  material 
  different  from  that  of  which  it  is  chiefly  composed,  or 
  the  coating  or  material  so  used 
 
  4.  (Founding)  A  powdered  substance,  as  charcoal,  bituminous 
  coal,  ect.,  applied  to  the  face  of  a  mold,  or  mixed  with 
  the  sand  that  forms  it  to  give  a  fine  smooth  surface  to 
  the  casting. 
 
  5.  (Mil.) 
  a  pl  The  collar  and  cuffs  of  a  military  coat;  -- 
  commonly  of  a  color  different  from  that  of  the  coat. 
  b  The  movement  of  soldiers  by  turning  on  their  heels  to 
  the  right  left  or  about  --  chiefly  in  the  pl 
 
  {Facing  brick},  front  or  pressed  brick. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  facing 
  n  1:  a  lining  applied  to  the  edge  of  a  garment  for  ornamentation 
  or  strengthening 
  2:  an  ornamental  coating  to  a  building  [syn:  {veneer}] 
  3:  a  covering  that  protects  the  outside  of  a  building  [syn:  {cladding}] 
  4:  providing  something  with  a  surface  of  a  different  material 
  [syn:  {lining}] 
  5:  the  act  of  confronting  bravely;  "he  hated  facing  the  facts"; 
  "he  excelled  in  the  face  of  danger"  [syn:  {face}] 




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