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Face vs. Puss

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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.’;

Pussnoun

A cat.

‘Our local theatre is showing Puss in Boots.’; ‘Come here, puss! I've got some milk for you.’;

Facenoun

One's facial expression.

‘Why the sad face?’;

Pussnoun

A girl or young woman, or any child.

Facenoun

The public image; outward appearance.

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

Pussnoun

A hare.

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Facenoun

The frontal aspect of something.

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

Pussnoun

The vulva (female genitalia).

Facenoun

(figurative) Presence; sight; front.

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

Pussnoun

A coward; a wuss; someone who is unable to stand up for themself.

Facenoun

The directed force of something.

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

Pussnoun

(slang) The mouth.

‘She gave him a slap in the puss.’;

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Facenoun

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

Pussnoun

A cat; - a fondling appellation.

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Shameless confidence; boldness; effrontery.

Pussnoun

A hare; - so called by sportsmen.

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

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

Pussnoun

obscene terms for female genitals

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Facenoun

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

Pussnoun

informal terms referring to a domestic cat

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.’;

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

Facenoun

(slang) The mouth.

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

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

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

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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.’;

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(cricket) The front surface of a bat.

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

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).

Facenoun

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

Facenoun

(typography) A typeface.

Facenoun

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

Facenoun

(computing) An interface.

Facenoun

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

Faceverb

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

‘Face the sun.’;

Faceverb

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

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

Faceverb

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

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.’;

Faceverb

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

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

Faceverb

(transitive) To have as an opponent.

Faceverb

To be the batsman on strike.

Faceverb

(obsolete) To confront impudently; to bully.

Faceverb

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

‘a building faced with marble’;

Faceverb

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

‘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

(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.

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.’;

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.

Facenoun

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

Facenoun

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

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.’;

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.’;

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

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

Facenoun

Ten degrees in extent of a sign of the zodiac.

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.’;

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.

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.’;

Facenoun

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

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.

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.’;

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’;

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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’;

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the act of confronting bravely;

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

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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’;

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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’;

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the part of an animal corresponding to the human face

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

‘he dealt the cards face down’;

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a contorted facial expression;

‘she made a grimace at the prospect’;

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a specific size and style of type within a type family

Facenoun

status in the eyes of others;

‘he lost face’;

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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’;

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an aspect of something

‘the unacceptable face of social drinking’;

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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’;

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a vertical or sloping side of a mountain or cliff

‘the north face of the Eiger’;

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the side of a planet or moon facing the observer

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

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the front of a building

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

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

‘a dial like the face of a clock’;

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the distinctive side of a playing card

‘she scattered a deck of cards face down’;

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the obverse of a coin.

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a person of a particular type

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

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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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