noun Chiefly British.

Nearby words

  1. facetectomy,
  2. facetely,
  3. facetiae,
  4. facetious,
  5. faceup,
  6. facial,
  7. facial angle,
  8. facial artery,
  9. facial axis,
  10. facial bone

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.

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Examples from the Web for facia

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

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

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

British Dictionary definitions for facia



a variant spelling of fascia
Derived Formsfacial, adjective

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Word Origin and History for facia


variant of fascia.

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