Synonyms of facing


1. facing, lining, liner

usage: a lining applied to the edge of a garment for ornamentation or strengthening

2. facing, veneer, coating, coat

usage: an ornamental coating to a building

3. facing, cladding, protective covering, protective cover, protection

usage: a protective covering that protects the outside of a building

4. lining, facing, application, coating, covering

usage: providing something with a surface of a different material


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 facing (Dictionary)