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  • 1 face — I. n. 1. Surface, external part. 2. Front, front, part. 3. Visage, countenance. 4. Look, appearance, semblance, external aspect. 5. Confidence, assurance, boldness, impudence, audacity, effrontery, brass. II. v. a. 1 …

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  • 2 surface — [ syrfas ] n. f. • 1611; superface 1521; lat. superficies → superficie; de sur et face 1 ♦ Partie extérieure (d un corps), qui le limite en tous sens. ⇒ face. La surface de la Terre, la surface terrestre. À la surface du sol. « une surface pure… …

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  • 3 face — n. & v. n. 1 the front of the head from the forehead to the chin. 2 the expression of the facial features (had a happy face). 3 composure, coolness, effrontery. 4 the surface of a thing, esp. as regarded or approached, esp.: a the visible part of …

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  • 4 face — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. facing; countenance, visage, physiognomy, lineaments, features; front, facade, facet, obverse; van, first line; prestige, reputation; effrontery, insolence; mug, map, puss, phiz (all sl.). See… …

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  • 5 face — face1 W1S1 [feıs] n ↑ear, ↑nose, ↑tooth, ↑eye ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(front of your head)¦ 2¦(expression)¦ 3 keep a straight face 4 pale faced/round faced etc 5 grim faced/serious faced etc …

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  • 6 face — I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from Vulgar Latin *facia, from Latin facies make, form, face, from facere to make, do more at do Date: 13th century 1. a. the front part of the head that in humans… …

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  • 7 face — 1 /feIs/ noun (C) 1 FRONT OF YOUR HEAD the front part of the head from the chin to the forehead: She has such a pretty face. | Bob s face was covered in cuts and bruises. | a sea of faces (=a lot of faces seen together): The Principal looked down …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 face — [fās] n. [ME < OFr < VL facia < L facies, the face, appearance < base of facere, DO1] 1. the front of the head from the top of the forehead to the bottom of the chin, and from ear to ear; visage; countenance 2. the expression of the… …

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  • 9 Face — (f[=a]s), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Faced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Facing}.] 1. To meet in front; to oppose with firmness; to resist, or to meet for the purpose of stopping or opposing; to confront; to encounter; as, to face an enemy in the field of battle …

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  • 10 put — W1S1 [put] v past tense and past participle put present participle putting [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(move to place)¦ 2¦(change somebody s situation/feelings)¦ 3¦(write/print something)¦ 4¦(express)¦ 5 put a stop/an end to something 6 put something into… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 Face (sociological concept) — Face, idiomatically meaning dignity/prestige, is a fundamental concept in the fields of sociology, sociolinguistics, semantics, politeness theory, psychology, political science, communication, and Face Negotiation Theory. Contents 1 Definitions 2 …

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  • 12 face — [n1] front of something; expression, exterior air, appearance, aspect, cast, clock, countenance, dial*, disguise, display, facet, features, finish, frontage*, frontal, frontispiece, frown, glower, grimace, guise, kisser*, light*, lineaments, look …

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  • 13 face peel — UK US noun [countable] [singular face peel plural face peels] a beauty treatment in which chemicals are put onto your face to remove the surface of the skin so that you have fewer lines or spots Thesaurus: caring for the skin and applying make up …

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  • 14 face — faceable, adj. /fays/, n., v., faced, facing. n. 1. the front part of the head, from the forehead to the chin. 2. a look or expression on this part: a sad face. 3. an expression or look that indicates ridicule, disgust, etc.; grimace: The child… …

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  • 15 face — /feɪs / (say fays) noun 1. the front part of the head, from the forehead to the chin inclusive. 2. a person, especially with regard to familiarity or some other quality: it s time for some fresh faces on council. 3. a look or expression on the… …

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  • 16 face — I [[t]fe͟ɪs[/t]] NOUN USES ♦ faces (Please look at category 28 to see if the expression you are looking for is shown under another headword.) 1) N COUNT: oft poss N Your face is the front part of your head from your chin to the top of your… …

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  • 17 face — 1. noun 1) a beautiful face Syn: countenance, physiognomy, features; informal mug; puss; literary visage; archaic front 2) her face grew sad Syn: (facial) expression, look, appearance, air, manner, bearing …

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  • 18 face — [[t]feɪs[/t]] n. v. faced, fac•ing 1) anat. the front part of the head, from the forehead to the chin 2) a look or expression on this part: a sad face[/ex] 3) an expression or look that indicates ridicule, disgust, etc.; grimace: to make a… …

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  • 19 surface — sur|face1 W1S2 [ˈsə:fıs US ˈsə:r ] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(water/land)¦ 2¦(outside/top layer)¦ 3¦(person/situation etc)¦ 4¦(for working on)¦ 5¦(side of an object)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1600 1700; : French; Origin: sur ( SURCHARGE) + face face ] …

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  • 20 surface — sur|face1 [ sɜrfəs ] noun *** 1. ) count the top layer or outside part of something: a smooth/rough/hard surface Road surfaces are slick from the icy rain. Wipe the surface with a damp cloth. a ) the top layer of water or land: We saw fish… …

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