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Face vs. Meet

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Facenoun

(anatomy) The front part of the head, featuring the eyes, nose, and mouth and the surrounding area.

‘The monkey has a pretty face.’;

Meetverb

Of individuals: to make personal contact.

Facenoun

One's facial expression.

‘Why the sad face?’;

Meetverb

To come face to face with by accident; to encounter.

‘Fancy meeting you here!’; ‘Guess who I met at the supermarket today?’;

Facenoun

The public image; outward appearance.

‘The face of this company.’; ‘He managed to show a bold face despite his embarrassment.’;

Meetverb

To come face to face with someone by arrangement.

‘Let's meet at the station at 9 o'clock.’; ‘Shall we meet at 8 p.m in our favorite chatroom?’;

Facenoun

The frontal aspect of something.

‘The face of the cliff loomed above them.’;

Meetverb

To get acquainted with someone.

‘I'm pleased to meet you!’; ‘I'd like you to meet a colleague of mine.’; ‘I met my husband through a mutual friend at a party. It wasn't love at first sight; in fact, we couldn't stand each other at first!’;

Facenoun

(figurative) Presence; sight; front.

‘to fly in the face of danger;’; ‘to speak before the face of God’;

Meetverb

(Ireland) To French kiss someone.

Facenoun

The directed force of something.

‘They turned to boat into the face of the storm.’;

Meetverb

Of groups: to gather or oppose.

Facenoun

Good reputation; standing in the eyes of others; dignity; prestige. (See lose face, save face).

Meetverb

To gather for a formal or social discussion.

‘I met with them several times.’; ‘The government ministers met today to start the negotiations.’;

Facenoun

Shameless confidence; boldness; effrontery.

Meetverb

To come together in conflict.

Facenoun

The width of a pulley, or the length of a cog from end to end.

‘a pulley or cog wheel of ten inches face’;

Meetverb

(sports) To play a match.

‘England and Holland will meet in the final.’;

Facenoun

(geometry) Any of the flat bounding surfaces of a polyhedron. More generally, any of the bounding pieces of a polytope of any dimension.

Meetverb

To make physical or perceptual contact.

Facenoun

Any surface; especially a front or outer one.

‘Put a big sign on each face of the building that can be seen from the road.’; ‘They climbed the north face of the mountain.’; ‘She wanted to wipe him off the face of the earth.’;

Meetverb

To converge and finally touch or intersect.

‘The two streets meet at a crossroad half a mile away.’;

Facenoun

The numbered dial of a clock or watch, the clock face.

Meetverb

To touch or hit something while moving.

‘The right wing of the car met the column in the garage, leaving a dent.’;

Facenoun

(slang) The mouth.

‘Shut your face!’; ‘He's always stuffing his face with chips.’;

Meetverb

To adjoin, be physically touching.

‘The carpet meets the wall at this side of the room.’; ‘The forest meets the sea along this part of the coast.’;

Facenoun

(slang) Makeup; one's complete facial cosmetic application.

‘I'll be out in a sec. Just let me put on my face.’;

Meetverb

To satisfy; to comply with.

‘This proposal meets my requirements.’; ‘The company agrees to meet the cost of any repairs.’;

Facenoun

Short for baby face. A headlining wrestler whose in-ring persona is embodying heroic or virtuous traits.

‘The fans cheered on the face as he made his comeback.’;

Meetverb

To perceive; to come to a knowledge of; to have personal acquaintance with; to experience; to suffer.

‘The eye met a horrid sight.’; ‘He met his fate.’;

Facenoun

(cricket) The front surface of a bat.

Meetnoun

A sports competition, especially for track and field or swimming (a swim meet).

Facenoun

(golf) The part of a golf club that hits the ball.

Meetnoun

A gathering of riders, horses and hounds for foxhunting; a field meet for hunting.

Facenoun

(cards) The side of the card that shows its value (as opposed to the back side, which looks the same on all cards of the deck).

Meetnoun

(rail transport) A meeting of two trains in opposite directions on a single track, when one is put into a siding to let the other cross.

Facenoun

The head of a lion, shown face-on and cut off immediately behind the ears.

Meetnoun

A meeting.

‘OK, let's arrange a meet with Tyler and ask him.’;

Facenoun

(typography) A typeface.

Meetnoun

(algebra) The greatest lower bound, an operation between pairs of elements in a lattice, denoted by the symbol ∧.

Facenoun

Mode of regard, whether favourable or unfavourable; favour or anger.

Meetnoun

(Irish) An act of French kissing someone.

Facenoun

(computing) An interface.

Meetadjective

(archaic) Suitable; right; proper.

Facenoun

The amount expressed on a bill, note, bond, etc., without any interest or discount; face value.

Meetverb

To join, or come in contact with; esp., to come in contact with by approach from an opposite direction; to come upon or against, front to front, as distinguished from contact by following and overtaking.

Faceverb

To position oneself or itself so as to have one's face closest to (something).

‘Face the sun.’;

Meetverb

To come in collision with; to confront in conflict; to encounter hostilely; as, they met the enemy and defeated them; the ship met opposing winds and currents.

Faceverb

To have its front closest to, or in the direction of (something else).

‘Turn the chair so it faces the table.’;

Meetverb

To come into the presence of without contact; to come close to; to intercept; to come within the perception, influence, or recognition of; as, to meet a train at a junction; to meet carriages or persons in the street; to meet friends at a party; sweet sounds met the ear.

‘His daughter came out to meet him.’;

Faceverb

(transitive) To cause (something) to turn or present a face or front, as in a particular direction.

Meetverb

To perceive; to come to a knowledge of; to have personal acquaintance with; to experience; to suffer; as, the eye met a horrid sight; he met his fate.

‘Of vice or virtue, whether blest or curst,Which meets contempt, or which compassion first.’;

Faceverb

(transitive) To deal with (a difficult situation or person); to accept (facts, reality, etc.) even when undesirable.

‘I'm going to have to face this sooner or later.’;

Meetverb

To come up to; to be even with; to equal; to match; to satisfy; to ansver; as, to meet one's expectations; the supply meets the demand.

Faceverb

(intransitive) To have the front in a certain direction.

‘The bunkers faced north and east, toward Germany.’;

Meetverb

To come together by mutual approach; esp., to come in contact, or into proximity, by approach from opposite directions; to join; to come face to face; to come in close relationship; as, we met in the street; two lines meet so as to form an angle.

‘O, when meet nowSuch pairs in love and mutual honor joined !’;

Faceverb

(transitive) To have as an opponent.

Meetverb

To come together with hostile purpose; to have an encounter or conflict.

‘Weapons more violent, when next we meet,May serve to better us and worse our foes.’;

Faceverb

To be the batsman on strike.

Meetverb

To assemble together; to congregate; as, Congress meets on the first Monday of December.

‘They . . . appointed a day to meet together.’;

Faceverb

(obsolete) To confront impudently; to bully.

Meetverb

To come together by mutual concessions; hence, to agree; to harmonize; to unite.

‘We met with many things worthy of observation.’; ‘Prepare to meet with more than brutal furyFrom the fierce prince.’;

Faceverb

To cover in front, for ornament, protection, etc.; to put a facing upon.

‘a building faced with marble’;

Meetnoun

An assembling together; esp., the assembling of huntsmen for the hunt; also, the persons who so assemble, and the place of meeting.

Faceverb

To line near the edge, especially with a different material.

‘to face the front of a coat, or the bottom of a dress’;

Meetadjective

Suitable; fit; proper; appropriate; qualified; convenient.

‘It was meet that we should make merry.’;

Faceverb

To cover with better, or better appearing, material than the mass consists of, for purpose of deception, as the surface of a box of tea, a barrel of sugar, etc.

Meetadverb

Meetly.

Faceverb

(engineering) To make the surface of (anything) flat or smooth; to dress the face of (a stone, a casting, etc.); especially, in turning, to shape or smooth the flat surface of, as distinguished from the cylindrical surface.

Meetnoun

a meeting at which a number of athletic contests are held

Facenoun

The exterior form or appearance of anything; that part which presents itself to the view; especially, the front or upper part or surface; that which particularly offers itself to the view of a spectator.

‘A mist . . . watered the whole face of the ground.’; ‘Lake Leman wooes me with its crystal face.’;

Meetverb

come together;

‘I'll probably see you at the meeting’; ‘How nice to see you again!’;

Facenoun

That part of a body, having several sides, which may be seen from one point, or which is presented toward a certain direction; one of the bounding planes of a solid; as, a cube has six faces.

Meetverb

get together socially or for a specific purpose

Facenoun

The principal dressed surface of a plate, disk, or pulley; the principal flat surface of a part or object.

Meetverb

be adjacent or come together;

‘The lines converge at this point’;

Facenoun

The upper surface, or the character upon the surface, of a type, plate, etc.

Meetverb

fill or meet a want or need

Facenoun

Outside appearance; surface show; look; external aspect, whether natural, assumed, or acquired.

‘To set a face upon their own malignant design.’; ‘This would produce a new face of things in Europe.’; ‘We wear a face of joy, becauseWe have been glad of yore.’;

Meetverb

satisfy a condition or restriction;

‘Does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?’;

Facenoun

That part of the head, esp. of man, in which the eyes, cheeks, nose, and mouth are situated; visage; countenance.

‘In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread.’;

Meetverb

satisfy or fulfill;

‘meet a need’; ‘this job doesn't match my dreams’;

Facenoun

Cast of features; expression of countenance; look; air; appearance.

‘We set the best faceon it we could.’;

Meetverb

get to know; get acquainted with;

‘I met this really handsome guy at a bar last night!’; ‘we met in Singapore’;

Facenoun

Ten degrees in extent of a sign of the zodiac.

Meetverb

collect in one place;

‘We assembled in the church basement’; ‘Let's gather in the dining room’;

Facenoun

Maintenance of the countenance free from abashment or confusion; confidence; boldness; shamelessness; effrontery.

‘This is the man that has the face to charge others with false citations.’;

Meetverb

meet by design; be present at the arrival of;

‘Can you meet me at the train station?’;

Facenoun

Presence; sight; front; as in the phrases, before the face of, in the immediate presence of; in the face of, before, in, or against the front of; as, to fly in the face of danger; to the face of, directly to; from the face of, from the presence of.

Meetverb

contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle;

‘Princeton plays Yale this weekend’; ‘Charlie likes to play Mary’;

Facenoun

Mode of regard, whether favorable or unfavorable; favor or anger; mostly in Scriptural phrases.

‘The Lord make his face to shine upon thee.’; ‘My face [favor] will I turn also from them.’;

Meetverb

experience as a reaction;

‘My proposal met with much opposition’;

Facenoun

The end or wall of the tunnel, drift, or excavation, at which work is progressing or was last done.

Meetverb

undergo or suffer;

‘meet a violent death’; ‘suffer a terrible fate’;

Facenoun

The exact amount expressed on a bill, note, bond, or other mercantile paper, without any addition for interest or reduction for discount; most commonly called face value.

Meetverb

be in direct physical contact with; make contact;

‘The two buildings touch’; ‘Their hands touched’; ‘The wire must not contact the metal cover’; ‘The surfaces contact at this point’;

Faceverb

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.

‘I'll faceThis tempest, and deserve the name of king.’;

Meetadjective

being precisely fitting and right;

‘it is only meet that she should be seated first’;

Faceverb

To Confront impudently; to bully.

‘I will neither be facednor braved.’;

Faceverb

To stand opposite to; to stand with the face or front toward; to front upon; as, the apartments of the general faced the park; some of the seats on the train faced backward.

‘He gained also with his forces that part of Britain which faces Ireland.’;

Faceverb

To cover in front, for ornament, protection, etc.; to put a facing upon; as, a building faced with marble.

Faceverb

To line near the edge, esp. with a different material; as, to face the front of a coat, or the bottom of a dress.

Faceverb

To cover with better, or better appearing, material than the mass consists of, for purpose of deception, as the surface of a box of tea, a barrel of sugar, etc.

Faceverb

To make the surface of (anything) flat or smooth; to dress the face of (a stone, a casting, etc.); esp., in turning, to shape or smooth the flat surface of, as distinguished from the cylindrical surface.

Faceverb

To cause to turn or present a face or front, as in a particular direction.

Faceverb

To carry a false appearance; to play the hypocrite.

Faceverb

To turn the face; as, to face to the right or left.

‘Face about, man; a soldier, and afraid!’;

Faceverb

To present a face or front.

Facenoun

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’;

Facenoun

the expression on a person's face;

‘a sad expression’; ‘a look of triumph’; ‘an angry face’;

Facenoun

the general outward appearance of something;

‘the face of the city is changing’;

Facenoun

the act of confronting bravely;

‘he hated facing the facts’; ‘he excelled in the face of danger’;

Facenoun

the striking or working surface of an implement

Facenoun

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’;

Facenoun

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’;

Facenoun

the part of an animal corresponding to the human face

Facenoun

the side upon which the use of a thing depends (usually the most prominent surface of an object);

‘he dealt the cards face down’;

Facenoun

a contorted facial expression;

‘she made a grimace at the prospect’;

Facenoun

a specific size and style of type within a type family

Facenoun

status in the eyes of others;

‘he lost face’;

Facenoun

impudent aggressiveness;

‘I couldn't believe her boldness’; ‘he had the effrontery to question my honesty’;

Facenoun

a vertical surface of a building or cliff

Faceverb

deal with (something unpleasant) head on;

‘You must confront your problems’; ‘He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes’;

Faceverb

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’;

Faceverb

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’;

Faceverb

be opposite;

‘the facing page’; ‘the two sofas face each other’;

Faceverb

turn so as to face; turn the face in a certain direction;

‘Turn and face your partner now’;

Faceverb

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’;

Faceverb

turn so as to expose the face;

‘face a playing card’;

Faceverb

line the edge (of a garment) with a different material;

‘face the lapels of the jacket’;

Faceverb

cover the front or surface of;

‘The building was faced with beautiful stones’;

Facenoun

the front part of a person's head from the forehead to the chin, or the corresponding part in an animal

‘she was scarlet in the face and perspiring profusely’;

Facenoun

an expression shown on the face

‘the happy faces of these children’;

Facenoun

an aspect of something

‘the unacceptable face of social drinking’;

Facenoun

the surface of a thing, especially one that is presented to the view or has a particular function.

Facenoun

each of the surfaces of a solid

‘the faces of a cube’;

Facenoun

a vertical or sloping side of a mountain or cliff

‘the north face of the Eiger’;

Facenoun

the side of a planet or moon facing the observer

‘we can often see the dark face of the moon by earthshine’;

Facenoun

the front of a building

‘a series of loggias make up the face of the church’;

Facenoun

the plate of a clock or watch bearing the digits or hands

‘a dial like the face of a clock’;

Facenoun

the distinctive side of a playing card

‘she scattered a deck of cards face down’;

Facenoun

the obverse of a coin.

Facenoun

a person of a particular type

‘this season's squad has a lot of old faces in it’;

Facenoun

short for typeface

Faceverb

be positioned with the face or front towards (someone or something)

‘he turned to face her’;

Faceverb

have the face or front pointing in a specified direction

‘the house faces due east’;

Faceverb

(of a soldier) turn in a particular direction

‘the men had faced about to the front’;

Faceverb

confront and deal with or accept

‘he was too old to face up to the responsibilities of his position’; ‘honesty forced her to face facts’;

Faceverb

have (a difficult situation) in prospect

‘each defendant faced a maximum sentence of 10 years’;

Faceverb

(of a problem or difficult situation) present itself to and require action from (someone)

‘the difficulties facing British farming’;

Faceverb

overcome someone or something by a show of determination

‘he climbed atop a tank to face down a coup’;

Faceverb

cover the surface of (something) with a layer of a different material

‘the external basement walls were faced with granite slabs’;

Face

The face is the front of an animal's head that features three of the head's sense organs, the eyes, nose, and mouth, and through which animals express many of their emotions. The face is crucial for human identity, and damage such as scarring or developmental deformities affects the psyche adversely.

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