Facade
Facade Fa`[,c]ade" (f[.a]`s[.a]d" or f[.a]`s[=a]d"), n. [F., fr. It. facciata, fr. faccia face, L. facies. See {Face}.] (Arch.) The front of a building; esp., the principal front, having some architectural pretensions. Thus a church is said to have its fa[,c]ade unfinished, though the interior may be in use. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
(of a building), , ,


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  • façade — [ fasad ] n. f. • 1611; fassade 1565; it. facciata, de faccia « face » 1 ♦ Face antérieure d un bâtiment où s ouvre l entrée principale, donnant le plus souvent sur la rue. ⇒ 2. devant, front. « Le plan de cette belle façade du Louvre [...] qui… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Façade — • The face or front of any building. In ecclesiastical architecture the term is generally used to designate the west front; sometimes the transept fronts Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Facade     Façade …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Facade — Façade Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom …   Wikipédia en Français

  • facade — UK [fəˈsɑːd] / US [fəˈsɑd] or façade UK / US noun Word forms facade : singular facade plural facades 1) [countable] the front of a building, especially one that is large or impressive 2) [singular] a false appearance or way of behaving that hides …   English dictionary

  • façade — facade UK [fəˈsɑːd] / US [fəˈsɑd] or façade UK / US noun Word forms facade : singular facade plural facades 1) [countable] the front of a building, especially one that is large or impressive 2) [singular] a false appearance or way of behaving… …   English dictionary

  • Façade — Façade, (italiensk facciata, forside) er benævnelsen på forsiden af en bygning; man taler vel tillige om side facade, men facade betegner for byhuses vedkommende forsiden, den, som ved sin dekorative udstyrelse udtrykker bygningens karakter og… …   Danske encyklopædi

  • façade — Façade. s. f. Frontispice d un grand edifice. La façade d une Eglise. la façade d un Palais …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • facade — 1650s, front of a building, from Fr. façade (16c.), from It. facciata, from faccia face, from V.L. *facia (see FACE (Cf. face) (n.)). Figurative use by 1845 …   Etymology dictionary

  • facade —    , façade    (fah SAHD) [French, from Italian] The main face or front of a building; the side visible to the public. An outward appearance, especially one designed to make a good impression; a false front.    the façade of whose 18th century… …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • facade — or façade [fə säd′] n. [Fr < It facciata < faccia < VL facia: see FACE] 1. the front of a building; part of a building facing a street, courtyard, etc. 2. the front part of anything: often used figuratively, with implications of an… …   English World dictionary

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