to face adv. & adj. (also face-to-face when attrib.) (often foll. By with) facing; confronting each other.
- value n. - nominal value of money.
- superficial appearance or implication.
- —n. - front of the head from forehead to chin.
- facial expression.
- coolness, effrontery.
- surface, esp.: a the side of a mountain etc. (north face). B = *coalface. C geom. Each surface of a solid. D the façade of a building. E the dial of a clock etc.
- functional side of a tool etc.
- = *typeface.
- aspect (unacceptable face of capitalism). —v. (-cing) 1 look or be positioned towards or in a certain direction.
- be opposite.
- meet resolutely.
- confront (faces us with a problem).
- a coat the surface of (a thing). B put a facing on (a garment). face the music colloq. Take unpleasant consequences without flinching. Face up to accept bravely. Have the face be shameless enough. In face (or the face) of despite. Lose face be humiliated. On the face of it apparently. Put a bold (or brave) face on it accept difficulty etc. Cheerfully. Save face avoid humiliation. Set one's face against oppose stubbornly. To a person's face openly in a person's presence. [latin facies]
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