The Collaborative International Dictionary
Face \Face\ (f[=a]s), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Faced; p. pr. & vb. n. Facing.]
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 face This tempest, and deserve the name of king.
To Confront impudently; to bully.
I will neither be facednor braved.
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.
To cover in front, for ornament, protection, etc.; to put a facing upon; as, a building faced with marble.
To line near the edge, esp. with a different material; as, to face the front of a coat, or the bottom of a dress.
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.
(Mach.) 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.
To cause to turn or present a face or front, as in a particular direction.
To face down, to put down by bold or impudent opposition. ``He faced men down.''
To face (a thing) out, to persist boldly or impudently in an assertion or in a line of conduct. ``That thinks with oaths to face the matter out.''
to face the music to admit error and accept reprimand or punishment as a consequence for having failed or having done something wrong; to willingly experience an unpleasant situation out of a sense of duty or obligation; as, as soon as he broke the window with the football, Billy knew he would have to face the music.
Faced \Faced\ (f[=a]st), a. Having (such) a face, or (so many) faces; as, smooth-faced, two-faced.
adj. having a face or facing especially of a specified kind or number; often used in combination; "a neatly faced terrace" [ant: faceless]
Etymology 1 vb. (en-past of: face) Etymology 2
(context slang English) drunk
Usage examples of "faced".
He floated to his feet and faced his first challenge, a simple detection spell that would alert the caster if anyone, in any form, crossed the adamantine bridge.
The dining nook window faced west, and through it she could see that the lights of the admin complex were still ablaze.
The other British force which faced the Boers who were advancing through Stormberg was commanded by General Gatacre, a man who bore a high reputation for fearlessness and tireless energy, though he had been criticised, notably during the Soudan campaign, for having called upon his men for undue and unnecessary exertion.
In the south-east Rundle and Brabant were slowly advancing, while the Boers who faced them fell back towards Lindley.
Her allies in the East, Russia, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Rumania and Yugoslavia, suddenly were faced with the fact that France would not fight against German aggression to preserve the security system which the French government itself had taken the lead in so laboriously building up.
Beginning on the 17th with an attack on a ten-mile front between Tracy-le-Val and Vingre he had steadily pushed on until by the 23rd his left flank held the Oise as far as its junction with the Ailette and his front faced the latter canalized river as far as Guny.
As he jumped hastily to his feet, his face very red and his mouth flowing with apologies to the alcalde for his clumsiness, he glanced downward swiftly into one of his hands, and then, with another quick gleam of cunning triumph in his eyes, he quickly slipped the hand into one of his pockets, and, taking his place in front of the barrel, faced the alcalde.
The tremor with which she had faced this her first evening in general society had allayed itself almost as soon as she entered the room, giving place to a kind of pleasure for which she was not at all prepared, a pleasure inconsistent with the mood which governed her life.
Ahead of us now was the target, a row of six or seven low-level, brick faced light industrial units with flat aluminium roofs and windows.
Her muscles tensed in anticipation of the pain the amah and her grandmother had told her she faced.
Petit Singe faced the huge, apish driver across the narrow girder of iron.
Hills to the east and the Saniphir Hills to the west, the track running for seven leagues, opening out on a plain that faced the ancient tel of Sanimon, then wrapped around it to encompass the Sanith Odhan and, beyond that, the Geleen Plain, the Dojal Odhanand the city of Aren itself.
Selma Ascher colored and turned away her head, then faced him, bridling.
He faced the new batsman, and then, of a sudden, twirled around and sent the ball whizzing to third.
I went for it, pulled the shirt off and faced Beane, as bare-bodied as he was.