verb (used with object), fac·et·ed, fac·et·ing or (especially British) fac·et·ted, fac·et·ting.
Origin of facet
Examples from the Web for facets
The religion shaped all facets of life: art, medicine, literature, and even dynastic politics.The Buddhist Business of Poaching Animals for Good Karma|Brendon Hong|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Luqman explained that they represented the sun shining down on Earth, facets mimicking rays of light.Fighting Back With Faith: Inside the Yezidis’ Iraqi Temple|Michael Luongo|August 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This warped ideology, Bayor argues, trickled down into all facets of American immigration policy.
The memoir will highlight all facets of Westwood's career, and will include commentary by family and friends.Isabel Marant Lands at H&M; Burberry Breaks $1 Billion|The Fashion Beast Team|November 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
As a kid he was bullied “every day, in all forms and facets.”
It bears on its posterior surface a pair of facets with which the pelvic fins articulate.The Vertebrate Skeleton|Sidney H. Reynolds
Crystalline it was; the shadows crystalline, too, rigid—like the facets of great crystals.The Metal Monster|A. Merritt
It is engraved en creux upon two facets with the scene of the Annunciation.The Arts and Crafts of Older Spain, Volume I (of 3)|Leonard Williams
This portion is called the "girdle," and it is on these "girdle" facets that the scratches are generally made.
All nature appeared a beautiful stone with a thousand facets, on which was engraven the mysterious name.Child of a Century, Complete|Alfred de Musset
British Dictionary definitions for facets
verb -ets, -eting, -eted, -ets, -etting or -etted
Word Origin for facet
Word Origin and History for facets
1620s, from French facette (12c., Old French facete), diminutive of face (see face (n.)). The diamond-cutting sense is the original one. Related: Faceted; facets.