- of the face: facial expression.
- for the face: a facial cream.
- a treatment to beautify the face.
Origin of facial
Examples from the Web for facial
Until then, men shall all wearily grow our facial hair, wear flannel, and confuse the hell out of each other out on the streets.How Straight World Stole ‘Gay’: The Last Gasp of the ‘Lumbersexual’
November 12, 2014
Leaflets were widely distributed during that era saying that facial covering was what separated the Muslim woman from the infidel.
The black abaya and facial covering was imposed on all female government employees, and on schools and universities.
Montgomery gets his star turn when his facial recognition and code-breaking “technology” caught the eye of the CIA.Speed Read: James Risen Indicts The War On Terror’s Costly Follies
October 14, 2014
The heavyset wife wears a black abaya, has facial tattoos and croaks harshly when she speaks.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq
Nathan Bradley Bethea
August 31, 2014
He saw now that, she bore some facial resemblance to Miss Squibb.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
He spent a whole evening measuring this imbecile's facial angle.The Fortune of the Rougons
A pair of gold-rimmed eyeglasses completed the facial disguise.The Film of Fear
His facial expression might have indicated any or all of a variety of feelings.Galusha the Magnificent
Joseph C. Lincoln
She could relate a whole history by her changes of facial expression.
- of or relating to the face
- a beauty treatment for the face, involving cleansing, massage, and cosmetic packs
Word Origin and History for facial
c.1600, "face to face," from French facial, from Medieval Latin facialis "of the face," from facies (see face (n.)). Meaning "of the face" is from 1818. The noun meaning "beauty treatment for the face" is from 1914, American English.
- Relating to the face.