Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun face

13 senses of face

Sense 1
face, human face -- (the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear; "he washed his face"; "I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news")
       => external body part -- (any body part visible externally)

Sense 2
expression, look, aspect, facial expression, face -- (the feelings expressed on a person's face; "a sad expression"; "a look of triumph"; "an angry face")
       => countenance, visage -- (the appearance conveyed by a person's face; "a pleasant countenance"; "a stern visage")

Sense 3
face -- (the general outward appearance of something; "the face of the city is changing")
       => appearance, visual aspect -- (outward or visible aspect of a person or thing)

Sense 4
face -- (the striking or working surface of an implement)
       => surface -- (the outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary; "there is a special cleaner for these surfaces"; "the cloth had a pattern of red dots on a white surface")

Sense 5
face -- (a part of a person that is used to refer to a person; "he looked out at a roomful of faces"; "when he returned to work he met many new faces")
       => person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul -- (a human being; "there was too much for one person to do")

Sense 6
side, face -- (a surface forming part of the outside of an object; "he examined all sides of the crystal"; "dew dripped from the face of the leaf")
       => surface -- (the extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object; "they skimmed over the surface of the water"; "a brush small enough to clean every dental surface"; "the sun has no distinct surface")

Sense 7
face -- (the part of an animal corresponding to the human face)
       => external body part -- (any body part visible externally)

Sense 8
face -- (the side upon which the use of a thing depends (usually the most prominent surface of an object); "he dealt the cards face down")
       => front -- (the side that is seen or that goes first)

Sense 9
grimace, face -- (a contorted facial expression; "she made a grimace at the prospect")
       => facial expression, facial gesture -- (a gesture executed with the facial muscles)

Sense 10
font, fount, typeface, face, case -- (a specific size and style of type within a type family)
       => type -- (printed characters; "small type is hard to read")

Sense 11
face -- (status in the eyes of others; "he lost face")
       => status, position -- (the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society; "he had the status of a minor"; "the novel attained the status of a classic"; "atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life")

Sense 12
boldness, nerve, brass, face, cheek -- (impudent aggressiveness; "I couldn't believe her boldness"; "he had the effrontery to question my honesty")
       => aggressiveness -- (the quality of being bold and enterprising)

Sense 13
face -- (a vertical surface of a building or cliff)
       => vertical surface -- (a surface that is vertical)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb face

9 senses of face

Sense 1
confront, face up, face -- (deal with (something unpleasant) head on; "You must confront your problems"; "He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes")
       => set about, go about, approach -- (begin to deal with; "approach a task"; "go about a difficult problem"; "approach a new project")

Sense 2
confront, face -- (oppose, as in hostility or a competition; "You must confront your opponent"; "Jackson faced Smith in the boxing ring"; "The two enemies finally confronted each other")
       => meet, encounter, play, take on -- (contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle; "Princeton plays Yale this weekend"; "Charlie likes to play Mary")
          Phrasal Verb-> face off#1

Sense 3
front, look, face -- (be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to; "The house looks north"; "My backyard look onto the pond"; "The building faces the park")
       => lie -- (be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position)

Sense 4
face -- (be opposite; "the facing page"; "the two sofas face each other")
       => be -- (occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?")

Sense 5
face -- (turn so as to face; turn the face in a certain direction; "Turn and face your partner now")
       => turn -- (change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense; "Turn towards me"; "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face"; "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs")

Sense 6
confront, face, present -- (present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize; "We confronted him with the evidence"; "He was faced with all the evidence and could no longer deny his actions"; "An enormous dilemma faces us")

Sense 7
face -- (turn so as to expose the face; "face a playing card")
       => disclose, expose -- (disclose to view as by removing a cover; "The curtain rose to disclose a stunning set")

Sense 8
face -- (line the edge (of a garment) with a different material; "face the lapels of the jacket")
       => line -- (cover the interior of; "line the gloves"; "line a chimney")

Sense 9
face -- (cover the front or surface of; "The building was faced with beautiful stones")
       => cover -- (provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers")

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