Definition of FACING

noun : FACING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) a lining applied to the edge of a garment for ornamentation or strengthening ;

verb : FACING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) deal with (something unpleasant) head on; "You must confront your problems"; "He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes" ;

  • 2. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 3. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 4. (

    ) be opposite; "the facing page"; "the two sofas face each other" ;

  • 5. (

    ) turn so as to face; turn the face in a certain direction; "Turn and face your partner now" ;

  • 6. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 7. (

    ) turn so as to expose the face; "face a playing card" ;

  • 8. (

    ) line the edge (of a garment) with a different material; "face the lapels of the jacket" ;

  • 9. (

    ) cover the front or surface of; "The building was faced with beautiful stones" ;


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