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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Care should be taken that the lower edge of the draped felt extends beyond the eaves and fascia board into the gutter.
▪ Old gutters, downpipes and fascia boards will be replaced and ceiling plaster damaged by water renewed.
▪ Plastic gutters are easily fixed by clipping them into brackets screwed to the fascia board.
▪ Similarly, I have found it useful in my research on roof fascia of the Premier Division.
▪ Timber fascias and barge-boards are standard, while many pitched roof garages feature timber-clad gable ends.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Fascia \Fas"ci*a\, n.; pl. Fasci[ae]. [L., a band: cf. It. fascia. See Fasces, and cf. Fess.]

  1. A band, sash, or fillet; especially, in surgery, a bandage or roller.

  2. (Arch.) A flat member of an order or building, like a flat band or broad fillet; especially, one of the three bands which make up the architrave, in the Ionic order. See Illust. of Column.

  3. (Anat.) The layer of loose tissue, often containing fat, immediately beneath the skin; the stronger layer of connective tissue covering and investing all muscles; an aponeurosis.

  4. (Zo["o]l.) A broad well-defined band of color.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1560s, from Latin fascia "a band, bandage, swathe, ribbon," derivative of fascis "bundle" (see fasces). In English, originally in architecture; anatomical use is from 1788. Also used in botany, music, astronomy. Related: Fascial; fasciation.


n. 1 A wide band of material covering the ends of roof rafter, sometimes supporting a gutter in steep-slope roofing, but typically it is a border or trim in low-slope roofing. 2 A face or front cover of an appliance, especially of a mobile phone. 3 A flat band or broad fillet; especially, one of the three bands that make up the architrave, in the Ionic order. 4 A broad well-defined band of color. 5 A band, sash, or fillet; especially, in surgery, a bandage or roller. 6 A sash worn by certain members of the Catholic and Anglican churches. 7 (label en anatomy) The layer of loose tissue, often containing fat, immediately beneath the skin; the stronger layer of connective tissue covering and investing all muscles; an aponeurosis. 8 (context UK English) A dashboard.

  1. n. a sheet or band of fibrous connective tissue separating or binding together muscles and organs etc [syn: facia]

  2. [also: fasciae (pl)]


A fascia (, ; plural fasciae ; adjective fascial; from Latin: "band") is a band or sheet of connective tissue, primarily collagen, beneath the skin that attaches, stabilizes, encloses, and separates muscles and other internal organs. Fascia is classified by layer, as superficial fascia, deep fascia, and visceral or parietal fascia, or by its function and anatomical location.

Like ligaments, aponeuroses, and tendons, fascia is made up of fibrous connective tissue containing closely packed bundles of collagen fibers oriented in a wavy pattern parallel to the direction of pull. Fascia is consequently flexible and able to resist great unidirectional tension forces until the wavy pattern of fibers has been straightened out by the pulling force. These collagen fibers are produced by fibroblasts located within the fascia.

Fasciae are similar to ligaments and tendons as they have collagen as their major component. They differ in their location and function: ligaments join one bone to another bone, tendons join muscle to bone, and fasciae surround muscles or other structures.

Fascia (car)

Fascia is a term used in two areas in the automotive world.

Fascia often refers to the decorative panels of a car's dashboard, or the dashboard assembly.

Regulations affecting bumper design in the late 1970s saw the increasing use of soft plastic materials on the front and rear of vehicles. Fascia was adopted then as the term to describe these soft areas, but is now increasingly used as a general term for a car's set of front-end components: grille, headlamps, front bumper, and other details.

The name came from the Italian word fascia , that means stripe.

Fascia (disambiguation)

Fascia is a layer of connective tissue in the human body.

Fascia may also refer to:

  • Fascia, Liguria, a comune in the Province of Genoa, Italy
  • Fascia (architecture), a long, horizontal surface across the top of a structure
  • Fascia (car), a dashboard of a car; or the front and rear ends of a car
  • Fascia (phone), a removable mobile phone housing
  • Fascia (sash), a sash worn higher than the waist by Roman Catholic clerics
  • Fascia, a transverse band of a different color on insect anatomy
Fascia (sash)

The fascia is a sash worn by clerics and seminarians with the cassock in the Roman Catholic Church and in the Anglican Church. It is not worn as a belt but is placed above the waist between the navel and the breastbone (sternum). The ends that hang down are worn on the left side of the body and placed a little forward but not completely off the left hip.

FASCIA (database)

FASCIA is a massive database of the U.S. National Security Agency that contains trillions of device-location records that are collected from a variety of sources. Its existence was revealed during the 2013 global surveillance disclosure by Edward Snowden.

Fascia (architecture)

Fascia is an architectural term for a vertical frieze or band under a roof edge, or which forms the outer surface of a cornice, visible to an observer.

Typically consisting of a wooden board, upvc or non-corrosive sheet metal, many of the non-domestic fascias made of stone form an ornately carved or pieced together cornice in which case the term fascia is rarely used.

The word fascia derives from Latin "fascia" meaning "band, bandage, ribbon, swathe". The term is also used, although less commonly, for other such band-like surfaces like a wide, flat trim strip around a doorway, different and separate from the wall surface.

The horizontal "fascia board" which caps the end of rafters outside a building may be used to hold the rain gutter. The finished surface below the fascia and rafters is called the soffit or eave.

In classical architecture, the fascia is the plain, wide band across the bottom of the entablature, directly above the columns. The " guttae" or drip edge was mounted on the fascia in the Doric order, below the triglyph.

Usage examples of "fascia".

Howard calls Stegomyia fasciata, or Culex fasciatus: and that its habits are the same as those of the Stegomyia.

The hot stink of hyperexcited ions was in her nostrils as she sank the shock-sword through muscle, fascia, and organs.

Two Mongs stood guard, flanking a fascia of lances thrust into the earth.

Kollberg frowned his agreement, Caine reached a corner of the courthouse and slid along it into ink-painted shadow: his fingers and toes found the mortared cracks between the huge limestone fascia, and he climbed the wall with the ease and speed of a man going up a daylit stair.

Pausing for only a moment as she realized they had reached her destination, Kahlan set her snowshoes firmly into the snowdrift that covered the steps, and ascended to the portico, its fascia decorated with a row of statues swathed in cut stone that mimicked the drape of cloth so well it seemed as if it might move in the light breeze.

She made a seat and sat herself beneath the escritoire's curved ivory fascia.

I tried for the last time to correct the course but it was no go so I cut the ignition and snapped the doorlock home and waited with my knees bent double and my feet braced against the fascia board.

A mobile hangs at one comer of the porch, from the fascia board at the edge of the shake-shingle roof.

There was a photograph of him with his arm around a pretty girl and a fascia board of a shop behind them was in German.

No street vendors accosted him in an attempt to make a sale, rather, neatly lettered signs graced the fascias of each building informing passersby which shop lay within and what could be bought there.

Each unit was worth many thousands of pounds, yet for identification they had irregular shreds of masking tape and address labels stuck to their fascias, showing the name of the company and the name of the server.

And before him was the tower of Big Ben, its carved sandstone fascias glowing golden in the light of the spots at its feet, and the big translucent clockface shining from within.

The satin bag of the Epeïra fasciata, in which her eggs are enclosed, "

La creatura fasciata si bilanciò sulla soglia, poi alzò la te­sta senza volto e lasciò ricadere le mani ai fianchi.

Le pareti della montagna riducevano il passaggio intorno al Kóstha-mérna a una sottile fascia di terra su entrambi i lati del lago, ciascuna non più larga di qualche passo.