- the working surface of a type, of a plate, etc.
- Also called type·face [tahyp-feys], /ˈtaɪpˌfeɪs/, type·style [tahyp-stahyl] /ˈtaɪpˌstaɪl/ . any design of type, including a full range of characters, as letters, numbers, and marks of punctuation, in all sizes: Garamond is one of the most popular faces.
- Also called type·face, type·style . the general style or appearance of type: broad or narrow face.
verb (used with object), faced, fac·ing.
verb (used without object), faced, fac·ing.
- to confront, fight, or compete against each other as opponents: The presidential nominees will face off at the debates tomorrow night.
- Ice Hockey. to start a game or period with a face-off.
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Idioms for face
- facing or opposite one another: We sat face to face at the table.
- in an open, personal meeting or confrontation: The leaders spoke face to face about a reduction in nuclear arms.
- Southern U.S. go away!; leave.
- Slang. to stop bothering or annoying someone.
- in a confrontational way that shows annoyance or contempt: When I asked for money, he just laughed in my face.
- Informal. confrontational toward someone, as by criticizing or annoying persistently: My dad got in my face about my bad grades.
- in spite of; notwithstanding: She persevered in the face of many obstacles.
- when confronted with: They were steadfast in the face of disaster.
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Example sentences from the Web for face
In the post, featuring a picture of the two hugging closely with smiles plastered on their faces, the Next Friday star lamented his father’s passing and expressed gratitude for the memories they shared.Mike Epps Mourns The Loss Of His Father Weeks After His Mother’s Passing|Brande Victorian|February 12, 2021|Essence.com
It takes fearlessness to go head to head with a giant company, but it’s important to stand up in the face of what can be overwhelming.A feminine wash for teens? Angry parents and gynecologists are on a social media crusade.|Abigail Higgins|February 12, 2021|Washington Post
There’s the pain in Coach Mark Few’s face on ESPN in March when the tournament cancellation happened, his smashing team done at 31-2.College basketball’s kingdoms have gone haywire — in case you just started paying attention|Chuck Culpepper|February 12, 2021|Washington Post
I normally connect with a guy face to face, which makes the interaction more organic.
When you breathe in, you should feel suction up against your face.Masks should fit better or be doubled up to protect against coronavirus variants, CDC says|Lena H. Sun, Fenit Nirappil|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
In that photo, Merabet has a big smile that spreads across his whole face and lights up his eyes.
Cassandra, whose hair has already begun to fall out from her court-mandated chemotherapy, could face a similar outcome.
They know they will face either a swift backlash or deafening silence.
They are to face oppression with humble persistence and absolute conviction.
She narrowed her eyes, bit her lip as if to chew over the question, and whisked some stray blond hairs away from her face.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
It is most peculiar, and when he plays that way, the most bewitching little expression comes over his face.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
Bernard stood there face to face with Mrs. Vivian, whose eyes seemed to plead with him more than ever.Confidence|Henry James
A Yankee, whose face had been mauled in a pot-house brawl, assured General Jackson that he had received his scars in battle.
With a suffocating gasp, she fell back into the chair on which she sat, and covered her face with her hands.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
Joe looked at her with a smile, his face still solemn and serious for all its youth and the fires of new-lit hope behind his eyes.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
British Dictionary definitions for face (1 of 2)
- the front of the head from the forehead to the lower jaw; visage
- (as modifier)face flannel; face cream
- the expression of the countenance; looka sad face
- a distorted expression, esp to indicate disgust; grimaceshe made a face
- the exposed area of a mine from which coal, ore, etc, may be mined
- (as modifier)face worker
- the printing surface of any type character
- the style, the design, or sometimes the size of any type fount
- the print made from type
- (of the referee) to drop (the puck) between two opposing players, as when starting or restarting playSee also face-off
- to start or restart play in this manner
Derived forms of facefaceable, adjective
Word Origin for face
British Dictionary definitions for face (2 of 2)
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Idioms and Phrases with face
In addition to the idioms beginning with face
- face down
- face it
- face the music
- face to face
- face up
- face up to
- face value
- face with
- at face value
- blue in the face
- brave face
- do an about-face
- egg on one's face
- feed one's face
- fly in the face of
- hide one's face
- in someone's face
- in the face of
- in your face
- keep a straight face
- laugh out of the other side of one's mouth (face)
- long face
- look someone in the face
- lose face
- make a face
- on the face of it
- plain as day (the nose on your face)
- poker face
- put one's face on
- red in the face
- save face
- set one's face against
- show one's face
- slap in the face
- stare in the face
- stuff one's face
- talk one's arm off (until blue in the face)
- throw in someone's face
- to someone's face