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Acception \Ac*cep"tion\, n. [L. acceptio a receiving, accepting: cf. F. acception.] Acceptation; the received meaning. [Obs.]

Here the word ``baron'' is not to be taken in that restrictive sense to which the modern acception hath confined it.

Acception of persons or faces (Eccl.), favoritism; partiality. [Obs.]


n. (plural of face English) vb. (en-third-person singular of: face)

Faces (band)

The Faces were an English rock band formed in 1969 by members of the Small Faces after lead singer/guitarist Steve Marriott left that group to form Humble Pie. The remaining Small Faces— Ian McLagan (keyboards), Ronnie Lane (bass), and Kenney Jones (drums and percussion)—were joined by Ronnie Wood (guitar) and Rod Stewart (lead vocals), both from the Jeff Beck Group, and the new line-up was renamed the Faces.

Faces (disambiguation)

Faces are the front area of the human body.

Faces may also refer to:

Faces (film)

Faces is a 1968 drama film, written and directed by John Cassavetes and starring John Marley, Cassavetes' wife Gena Rowlands, Fred Draper, Seymour Cassel and Lynn Carlin. Both Cassel and Carlin received Academy Award nominations for this film. Cassavetes was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Faces. The film was shot in high contrast 16 mm black and white film stock. In 2011, it was added to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.

Faces (Star Trek: Voyager)

__NOTOC__ "Faces" is the 14th episode of Star Trek: Voyager.

Faces (2 Unlimited song)

"Faces" is a song recorded by Belgian/Dutch Eurodance band 2 Unlimited.

Faces (Earth, Wind & Fire album)

Faces is the tenth studio album, a double- LP by R&B artists Earth, Wind & Fire, released in 1980 on ARC/Columbia Records. The album reached number 2 and number 10 on the Billboard Black and Pop albums charts.

It has been certified gold in the US by the RIAA. In a 2007 interview when asked which EWF album is his favorite Earth, Wind & Fire leader Maurice White replied "Probably Faces because we were really in tune, playing together and it gave us the opportunity to explore new areas".

The lead-off single was "Let Me Talk". The songs "You", and "Sparkle" followed as single releases. Unlike previous Earth, Wind and Fire albums, there was no U.S. tour in support of the album. This was also the last Earth Wind and Fire recording with guitarist Al McKay, who left the group the next year. This album is noted for featuring Steve Lukather, guitarist for EWF's label mate Toto, on the songs "Back on the Road" and "You Went Away".

The song "Pride" was sampled in Raw Man's "Lovers".

Faces (Chris Caffery album)

Faces is the debut solo album released by Savatage guitarist Chris Caffery in 2005. The album was released in a double CD edition, but other editions exist, including a one disc, two disc digipak, and two disc digipak with bonus tracks.

Faces (geometry)
Faces (Mt. Helium album)

Faces is the second studio album by the progressive metal band Mt. Helium. Released as a digital download on June 3, 2008, it is the band's first release under their new name, having been formerly known as The Apex Theory.

Faces (Run–D.M.C. song)

"Faces" is the final single released from Run–D.M.C.'s fifth studio album, Back from Hell. It was released on March 11, 1991, by Profile Records and was produced by Jam Master Jay. "Faces" peaked at number 57 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and number 13 on the Hot Rap Singles chart.

Faces (John Berry album)

Faces is an album released by American country music artist John Berry. It was released in 1996 by Capitol Nashville. It peaked at #9 on the Top Country Albums chart, and was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. The album's singles "Change My Mind," "She's Taken a Shine" and "I Will, If You Will" all reached Top 20 on the Hot Country Songs charts.

Faces (video game)

Faces is a computer game developed by Spectrum HoloByte in 1990 for the Macintosh, Amiga and DOS.

Faces (Gábor Szabó album)

Faces is an album by Hungarian guitarist Gábor Szabó featuring performances recorded in 1977 and released on the Mercury label.

Faces (Nik Kershaw song)

"Faces" is a song by the English singer-songwriter Nik Kershaw. It appears as the eighth track on Kershaw's highly successful debut album Human Racing, released in 1984.

Lyrically, the song seems to be about drugs or even religion. When Kershaw was asked about the meaning of the song, he said:

"I can't remember... but seriously, it's very difficult going back on old songs and trying to remember what you were thinking about when you wrote them... but I seem to remember [that] it was about religion and the hypocrisy of some organised religions."

Faces (Irma album)

Faces is the second studio album by the France-based, Cameroonian singer-songwriter Irma. It was released on 2 June 2014 and has charted in France, Switzerland and Belgium.

Faces (David Lyttle album)

Faces is the third studio album by Northern Irish musician, songwriter and record producer David Lyttle. It features collaborations with Talib Kweli, Duke Special and Joe Lovano.

Faces (mixtape)

Faces is the eleventh mixtape by American rapper Mac Miller. It was released online via free digital download on May 11, 2014. The mixtape is considered to be on par with Miller's second studio album Watching Movies with the Sound Off (2013). The mixtape features guest appearances from Rick Ross, Earl Sweatshirt, ScHoolboy Q, Mike Jones, Sir Michael Rocks, Vince Staples and Da$H.

It was named "Mixtape of the Week" by Stereogum on May 14, 2014, given a 7.3 rating by Pitchfork, and noted by Billboard on May 11, 2014.

Faces (Clarke-Boland Big Band album)

Faces is an album by the Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band featuring performances recorded in Germany in 1968 and released on the MPS label.

Faces (1934 film)

Faces is a 1934 British drama film directed by Sidney Morgan and starring Anna Lee, Harold French and Walter Sondes.

Faces (festival)

Faces is a music festival celebrating multiculturalism, world music and multiplicity held annually in Raseborg, Southern Finland in July–August ever since 1998 organized by the nonprofit Etnokult Association which was formed for this express purpose in December 1997 by Börje Mattsson and Holger Wickström.

Usage examples of "faces".

Seeing the self-confident and refined expression on the faces of those present he was always expecting to hear something very profound.

And among all these faces that he found so tedious, none seemed to bore him so much as that of his pretty wife.

Both partners stood still, breathing heavily and wiping their faces with their cambric handkerchiefs.

The sick man was so surrounded by doctors, princesses, and servants that Pierre could no longer see the reddish-yellow face with its gray mane- which, though he saw other faces as well, he had not lost sight of for a single moment during the whole service.

Looking on the bridge he saw equally uniform living waves of soldiers, shoulder straps, covered shakos, knapsacks, bayonets, long muskets, and, under the shakos, faces with broad cheekbones, sunken cheeks, and listless tired expressions, and feet that moved through the sticky mud that covered the planks of the bridge.

The hussars did not look round, but at the sound of each shot, as at the word of command, the whole squadron with its rows of faces so alike yet so different, holding its breath while the ball flew past, rose in the stirrups and sank back again.

Again on all the bright faces of the squadron the serious expression appeared that they had worn when under fire.

Their voices were but feebly heard amid the uproar and one saw by their faces that they despaired of the possibility of checking this disorder.

On all sides they saw rain-soaked officers with dejected faces who seemed to be seeking something, and soldiers dragging doors, benches, and fencing from the village.

Several officers, with flushed and weary faces, were sitting at the table eating and drinking.

The soldiers lifted the canteen lids to their lips with reverential faces, emptied them, rolling the vodka in their mouths, and walked away from the sergeant major with brightened expressions, licking their lips and wiping them on the sleeves of their greatcoats.

Passing between the companies that had been eating porridge and drinking vodka a quarter of an hour before, he saw everywhere the same rapid movement of soldiers forming ranks and getting their muskets ready, and on all their faces he recognized the same eagerness that filled his heart.

Only Pierre and Helene sat silently side by side almost at the bottom of the table, a suppressed smile brightening both their faces, a smile that had nothing to do with Sergey Kuzmich- a smile of bashfulness at their own feelings.

It seemed as if the very light of the candles was focused on those two happy faces alone.

The day was bright and sunny after a sharp night frost, and the cheerful glitter of that autumn day was in keeping with the news of victory which was conveyed, not only by the tales of those who had taken part in it, but also by the joyful expression on the faces of soldiers, officers, generals, and adjutants, as they passed Rostov going or coming.