noun Chiefly British.

Also fascia.

Origin of facia

1880–85; spelling variant of fascia, perhaps through confusion with Latin faciēs, English face, facial, etc.
Also called facia board.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for facia

Historical Examples of facia

  • The base is nailed to the lower edges of the rafters, and the facia is then applied.

  • All unsuccessful dogmatical attempts of reason are facia, which it is always useful to submit to the censure of the sceptic.

  • Not being able to make myself understood I went outside, looked at the facia, and found I had gone to the wrong address.

British Dictionary definitions for facia



a variant spelling of fascia
Derived Formsfacial, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for facia

variant of fascia.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper