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 for facing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Face \Face\ (f[=a]s), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Faced; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Facing.]
     1. 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.
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              I'll face
              This tempest, and deserve the name of king.
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     2. To Confront impudently; to bully.
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              I will neither be facednor braved.    --Shak.
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     3. 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
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              He gained also with his forces that part of Britain
              which faces Ireland.                  --Milton.
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     4. To cover in front, for ornament, protection, etc.; to put
        a facing upon; as, a building faced with marble.
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     5. To line near the edge, esp. with a different material; as,
        to face the front of a coat, or the bottom of a dress.
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     6. 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.
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     7. (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.
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     8. To cause to turn or present a face or front, as in a
        particular direction.
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     To face down, to put down by bold or impudent opposition.
        "He faced men down." --Prior.
     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." --Shak.
     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Facing \Fa"cing\, n.
     1. A covering in front, for ornament or other purpose; an
        exterior covering or sheathing; as, the facing of an
        earthen slope, sea wall, etc., to strengthen it or to
        protect or adorn the exposed surface.
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     2. A lining placed near the edge of a garment for ornament or
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     3. (Arch.) The finishing of any face of a wall with material
        different from that of which it is chiefly composed, or
        the coating or material so used.
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     4. (Founding) A powdered substance, as charcoal, bituminous
        coal, etc., applied to the face of a mold, or mixed with
        the sand that forms it, to give a fine smooth surface to
        the casting.
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     5. (Mil.)
        (a) pl. The collar and cuffs of a military coat; --
            commonly of a color different from that of the coat.
        (b) The movement of soldiers by turning on their heels to
            the right, left, or about; -- chiefly in the pl.
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     Facing brick, front or pressed brick.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a lining applied to the edge of a garment for ornamentation
           or strengthening
      2: an ornamental coating to a building [syn: facing, veneer]
      3: a protective covering that protects the outside of a building
         [syn: facing, cladding]
      4: providing something with a surface of a different material
         [syn: lining, facing]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  70 Moby Thesaurus words for "facing":
     across, against, antipodal, antithetic, bush, bushing, coat,
     coating, confronting, contra, contrapositive, converse, doubling,
     doublure, enamel, eyeball-to-eyeball, facade, filler, filling,
     film, forward, forwards, front, fronting, frontward, frontwards,
     fur, headward, headwards, in front of, in opposition to, inlay,
     inlayer, insole, interlineation, inverse, lacquer, liner, lining,
     obverse, onward, onwards, opposing, opposite, opposite to, over,
     over against, overlay, packing, padding, paint, pellicle, polar,
     polaric, polarized, reverse, revetment, scale, scum, skin,
     stuffing, surface, toward, vanward, varnish, veneer, versus,
     vis-a-vis, wadding, wainscot

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