Definition of face

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • face is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 9
  • face is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 9
  • face is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 10

Definition of face


  • a contorted facial expression (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. grimace
  • a specific size and style of type within a type family (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. case
    2. font
    3. fount
    4. typeface
  • oppose, as in hostility or a competition (verb)

    Examples

    1. Jackson faced Smith in the boxing ring

    Synonyms

    1. confront
  • the feelings expressed on a person's face (noun)

    Examples

    1. an angry face

    Synonyms

    1. aspect
    2. expression
    3. facial expression
    4. look
  • a surface forming part of the outside of an object (noun)

    Examples

    1. dew dripped from the face of the leaf
    2. they travelled across the face of the continent

    Synonyms

    1. side
  • be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to (verb)

    Examples

    1. The building faces the park

    Synonyms

    1. front
    2. look
  • the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear (noun)

    Examples

    1. he washed his face
    2. I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news

    Synonyms

    1. human face
  • impudent aggressiveness (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. boldness
    2. brass
    3. cheek
    4. nerve
  • deal with (something unpleasant) head on (verb)

    Examples

    1. He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes

    Synonyms

    1. confront
    2. face up
  • present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize (verb)

    Examples

    1. He was faced with all the evidence and could no longer deny his actions
    2. An enormous dilemma faces us

    Synonyms

    1. confront
    2. present
  • a part of a person that is used to refer to a person (noun)

    Examples

    1. he looked out at a roomful of faces
    2. when he returned to work he met many new faces
  • a vertical surface of a building or cliff (noun)
  • be opposite (verb)

    Examples

    1. the two sofas face each other
  • cover the front or surface of (verb)

    Examples

    1. The building was faced with beautiful stones
  • line the edge (of a garment) with a different material (verb)

    Examples

    1. face the lapels of the jacket
  • status in the eyes of others (noun)

    Examples

    1. he lost face
  • the general outward appearance of something (noun)

    Examples

    1. the face of the city is changing
  • the part of an animal corresponding to the human face (noun)
  • the side upon which the use of a thing depends (usually the most prominent surface of an object) (noun)

    Examples

    1. he dealt the cards face down
  • the striking or working surface of an implement (noun)
  • turn so as to expose the face (verb)

    Examples

    1. face a playing card
  • turn so as to face; turn the face in a certain direction (verb)

    Examples

    1. Turn and face your partner now

See definition of face in Merriam Webster

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