Synonyms of face


1. face, human face, external body part

usage: 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"

2. expression, look, aspect, facial expression, face, countenance, visage

usage: the feelings expressed on a person's face; "a sad expression"; "a look of triumph"; "an angry face"

3. face, appearance, visual aspect

usage: the general outward appearance of something; "the face of the city is changing"

4. face, surface

usage: the striking or working surface of an implement

5. face, person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul

usage: 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"

6. side, face, surface

usage: 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"

7. face, external body part

usage: the part of an animal corresponding to the human face

8. face, front

usage: the side upon which the use of a thing depends (usually the most prominent surface of an object); "he dealt the cards face down"

9. grimace, face, facial expression, facial gesture

usage: a contorted facial expression; "she made a grimace at the prospect"

10. font, fount, typeface, face, case, type

usage: a specific size and style of type within a type family

11. face, status, position

usage: status in the eyes of others; "he lost face"

12. boldness, nerve, brass, face, cheek, aggressiveness

usage: impudent aggressiveness; "I couldn't believe her boldness"; "he had the effrontery to question my honesty"

13. face, vertical surface

usage: a vertical surface of a building or cliff


1. confront, face up, face, set about, go about, approach

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

2. confront, face, meet, encounter, play, take on

usage: 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. front, look, face, lie

usage: 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. face, be

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

5. face, turn

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

6. confront, face, present

usage: 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. face, disclose, expose

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

8. face, line

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

9. face, cover

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

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Definition and meaning of face (Dictionary)