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

  Face \Face\ (f[=a]s), n. [F., from L. facies form, shape, face,
     perh. from facere to make (see Fact); or perh. orig.
     meaning appearance, and from a root meaning to shine, and
     akin to E. fancy. Cf. Facetious.]
     1. The exterior form or appearance of anything; that part
        which presents itself to the view; especially, the front
        or upper part or surface; that which particularly offers
        itself to the view of a spectator.
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              A mist . . . watered the whole face of the ground.
                                                    --Gen. ii. 6.
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              Lake Leman wooes me with its crystal face. --Byron.
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     2. That part of a body, having several sides, which may be
        seen from one point, or which is presented toward a
        certain direction; one of the bounding planes of a solid;
        as, a cube has six faces.
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     3. (Mach.)
        (a) The principal dressed surface of a plate, disk, or
            pulley; the principal flat surface of a part or
        (b) That part of the acting surface of a cog in a cog
            wheel, which projects beyond the pitch line.
        (c) The width of a pulley, or the length of a cog from end
            to end; as, a pulley or cog wheel of ten inches face.
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     4. (Print.)
        (a) The upper surface, or the character upon the surface,
            of a type, plate, etc.
        (b) The style or cut of a type or font of type.
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     5. Outside appearance; surface show; look; external aspect,
        whether natural, assumed, or acquired.
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              To set a face upon their own malignant design.
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              This would produce a new face of things in Europe.
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              We wear a face of joy, because
              We have been glad of yore.            --Wordsworth.
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     6. That part of the head, esp. of man, in which the eyes,
        cheeks, nose, and mouth are situated; visage; countenance.
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              In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread.
                                                    --Gen. iii.
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     7. Cast of features; expression of countenance; look; air;
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              We set the best faceon it we could.   --Dryden.
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     8. (Astrol.) Ten degrees in extent of a sign of the zodiac.
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     9. Maintenance of the countenance free from abashment or
        confusion; confidence; boldness; shamelessness;
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              This is the man that has the face to charge others
              with false citations.                 --Tillotson.
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     10. Presence; sight; front; as in the phrases, before the
         face of, in the immediate presence of; in the face of,
         before, in, or against the front of; as, to fly in the
         face of danger; to the face of, directly to; from the
         face of, from the presence of.
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     11. Mode of regard, whether favorable or unfavorable; favor
         or anger; mostly in Scriptural phrases.
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               The Lord make his face to shine upon thee. --Num.
                                                    vi. 25.
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               My face [favor] will I turn also from them. --Ezek.
                                                    vii. 22.
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     12. (Mining) The end or wall of the tunnel, drift, or
         excavation, at which work is progressing or was last
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     13. (Com.) The exact amount expressed on a bill, note, bond,
         or other mercantile paper, without any addition for
         interest or reduction for discount; most commonly called
         face value. --McElrath.
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     Note: Face is used either adjectively or as part of a
           compound; as, face guard or face-guard; face cloth;
           face plan or face-plan; face hammer.
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     Face ague (Med.), a form of neuralgia, characterized by
        acute lancinating pains returning at intervals, and by
        twinges in certain parts of the face, producing convulsive
        twitches in the corresponding muscles; -- called also tic
     Face card, one of a pack of playing cards on which a human
        face is represented; the king, queen, or jack.
     Face cloth, a cloth laid over the face of a corpse.
     Face guard, a mask with windows for the eyes, worn by
        workman exposed to great heat, or to flying particles of
        metal, stone, etc., as in glass works, foundries, etc.
     Face hammer, a hammer having a flat face.
     Face joint (Arch.), a joint in the face of a wall or other
     Face mite (Zool.), a small, elongated mite ({Demdex
        folliculorum), parasitic in the hair follicles of the
     Face mold, the templet or pattern by which carpenters,
        etc., outline the forms which are to be cut out from
        boards, sheet metal, etc.
     Face plate.
         (a) (Turning) A plate attached to the spindle of a lathe,
             to which the work to be turned may be attached.
         (b) A covering plate for an object, to receive wear or
         (c) A true plane for testing a dressed surface. --Knight.
     Face wheel. (Mach.)
         (a) A crown wheel.
         (b) A wheel whose disk face is adapted for grinding and
             polishing; a lap.
     face value the value written on a financial instrument;
        same as face[13]. Also used metaphorically, to mean
        apparent value; as, to take his statemnet at its face
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     Cylinder face (Steam Engine), the flat part of a steam
        cylinder on which a slide valve moves.
     Face of an anvil, its flat upper surface.
     Face of a bastion (Fort.), the part between the salient and
        the shoulder angle.
     Face of coal (Mining), the principal cleavage plane, at
        right angles to the stratification.
     Face of a gun, the surface of metal at the muzzle.
     Face of a place (Fort.), the front comprehended between the
        flanked angles of two neighboring bastions. --Wilhelm.
     Face of a square (Mil.), one of the sides of a battalion
        when formed in a square.
     Face of a watch, clock, compass, card etc., the dial or
        graduated surface on which a pointer indicates the time of
        day, point of the compass, etc.
     Face to face.
         (a) In the presence of each other; as, to bring the
             accuser and the accused face to face.
         (b) Without the interposition of any body or substance.
             "Now we see through a glass darkly; but then face to
             face." 1 --Cor. xiii. 12.
         (c) With the faces or finished surfaces turned inward or
             toward one another; vis [`a] vis; -- opposed to back
             to back.
     To fly in the face of, to defy; to brave; to withstand.
     To make a face, to distort the countenance; to make a
        grimace; -- often expressing dislike, annoyance, or
        disagreement. --Shak.
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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 :

  Face \Face\, v. i.
     1. To carry a false appearance; to play the hypocrite. "To
        lie, to face, to forge." --Spenser.
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     2. To turn the face; as, to face to the right or left.
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              Face about, man; a soldier, and afraid! --Dryden.
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     3. To present a face or front.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin
           and ear to ear; "he washed his face"; "I wish I had seen
           the look on his face when he got the news" [syn: face,
           human face]
      2: the feelings expressed on a person's face; "a sad
         expression"; "a look of triumph"; "an angry face" [syn:
         expression, look, aspect, facial expression, face]
      3: the general outward appearance of something; "the face of the
         city is changing"
      4: the striking or working surface of an implement
      5: a part of a person that is used to refer to a person; "he
         looked out at a roomful of faces"; "when he returned to work
         he met many new faces"
      6: a surface forming part of the outside of an object; "he
         examined all sides of the crystal"; "dew dripped from the
         face of the leaf" [syn: side, face]
      7: the part of an animal corresponding to the human face
      8: the side upon which the use of a thing depends (usually the
         most prominent surface of an object); "he dealt the cards
         face down"
      9: a contorted facial expression; "she made a grimace at the
         prospect" [syn: grimace, face]
      10: a specific size and style of type within a type family [syn:
          font, fount, typeface, face, case]
      11: status in the eyes of others; "he lost face"
      12: impudent aggressiveness; "I couldn't believe her boldness";
          "he had the effrontery to question my honesty" [syn:
          boldness, nerve, brass, face, cheek]
      13: a vertical surface of a building or cliff
      v 1: deal with (something unpleasant) head on; "You must
           confront your problems"; "He faced the terrible
           consequences of his mistakes" [syn: confront, face up,
           face] [ant: avoid]
      2: oppose, as in hostility or a competition; "You must confront
         your opponent"; "Jackson faced Smith in the boxing ring";
         "The two enemies finally confronted each other" [syn:
         confront, face]
      3: be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to
         another reference point; be opposite to; "The house looks
         north"; "My backyard look onto the pond"; "The building faces
         the park" [syn: front, look, face] [ant: back]
      4: be opposite; "the facing page"; "the two sofas face each
      5: turn so as to face; turn the face in a certain direction;
         "Turn and face your partner now"
      6: present somebody with something, usually to accuse or
         criticize; "We confronted him with the evidence"; "He was
         faced with all the evidence and could no longer deny his
         actions"; "An enormous dilemma faces us" [syn: confront,
         face, present]
      7: turn so as to expose the face; "face a playing card"
      8: line the edge (of a garment) with a different material; "face
         the lapels of the jacket"
      9: cover the front or surface of; "The building was faced with
         beautiful stones"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  535 Moby Thesaurus words for "face":
     Communist threat, Western imperialism, accept, account,
     acknowledge, acting, admit, affectation, affront, air, allow,
     anteriority, anticipate, apparently, appear, appearance,
     apply paint, approach, arrive, arrogance, ascender, aspect,
     atrocity story, attitudinizing, audacity, await, back, balls,
     banner, banter, bastard type, battle hymn, be imminent,
     be in store, be seen, beard, bearing, bedaub, bedizen, begild,
     bell the cat, belly, besmear, bevel, bid defiance, bite the bullet,
     black letter, bloody shirt, bluff, bluffing, board, boastfulness,
     body, bold front, boldness, border, brashness, brass, brave,
     brave face, brave front, brazen, brazen out, brazenly, breast,
     brew, brick, bring before, bring forward, bring up, brow, browbeat,
     brush on paint, bump heads, calcimine, call out, camouflage,
     candidly, cap, capital, carriage, case, cast, cast of countenance,
     ceil, challenge, cheating, cheek, chutzpah, circumference, clad,
     clapboard, cliff, cloak, clock, close, coat, color, coloring,
     colors, come on, come up against, complexion, conceit, confess,
     confront, confront with, confronting, contemplate, contend,
     contrapose, contraposit, contrast, conversion factor, cope with,
     cortex, countenance, counter, counteract, cover, covering, cow,
     crag, crostarie, crust, dab, dare, daring, daub, deal with,
     deception, deep-dye, defy, delusion, demeanor, descender, despite,
     dial, dignity, dip, directly, disguise, display, dissemblance,
     dissembling, dissimulation, distemper, double-dare, double-dye,
     draw near, draw nigh, draw on, dread, dress, dye, effrontery, em,
     emblazon, en, enamel, encounter, engild, envelope, envisage,
     epidermis, escarpment, evidently, expansionism, expect, experience,
     expression, exterior, external, eyeball to eyeball, facade,
     face down, face out, face the music, face to face, face up,
     face up to, face upon, face value, face with, facet, facia,
     facial appearance, facies, facing, fakery, faking, false,
     false air, false front, false show, falsity, fast-dye,
     fat-faced type, favor, feather, feature, features, feet, feigning,
     feint, fiery cross, fight, fill, finish, font, fore, forefront,
     foreground, forehand, foreland, forepart, forequarter, foresee,
     foreside, foreword, forthcome, four-flushing, frankly, fraud,
     fresco, fringe, front, front elevation, front man, front matter,
     front on, front page, front view, frontage, frontal, frontier,
     frontispiece, fur, gall, garb, gather, gaze, gild, gilt, give upon,
     glare, glass, glaze, gloss, gonfalon, grain, grimace, groove,
     guise, guts, gutsiness, hang over, haughtiness, have in mind, head,
     heading, high place, honor, hope, hover, hue, humbug, humbuggery,
     illuminate, image, imbue, impend, imperialist threat, impertinence,
     imposture, impudence, in defiance of, in opposition to,
     in spite of, independence, ingrain, inlay, integument, interline,
     intimidate, italic, japan, kisser, kudos, lacquer, lap, lath,
     lay before, lay on color, letter, lie opposite, lie over, ligature,
     line, lineaments, lines, load, logotype, look, look for,
     look out upon, look over, look toward, looks, loom, lower,
     lower case, majuscule, make a face, manifest destiny, map,
     market value, martial music, mask, masquerade, match, meet,
     meet boldly, meet head-on, meet squarely, meet with, menace,
     meretriciousness, mien, minuscule, mug, mush, muzzle, name,
     national anthem, near, nerve, net worth, nick, notwithstanding,
     obverse, openly, oppose, opposite, ostentation, outdare,
     outer face, outer layer, outer side, outer skin, outface, outline,
     outside, outward show, overawe, overhang, overlay, overlook, pack,
     pad, paint, palisade, palisades, pan, paper, par value,
     pardonable pride, parget, pennyworth, periphery, phiz, physiognomy,
     pi, pica, pigment, place before, plank, playacting, point,
     polarize, port, pose, pose against, posing, position, posture,
     precipice, preface, prefix, presence, present to, prestige,
     presume, presumption, pretense, pretension, pretext, pride,
     pridefulness, prime, print, priority, proscenium, proudness,
     purse-pride, puss, put in opposition, put it to, rank, rate,
     representation, reputation, repute, resist, revet, right side,
     rind, roman, run the gauntlet, sans serif, scar, scarp,
     scream defiance, script, seeming, seemingly, self-confidence,
     self-consequence, self-determination, self-esteem, self-reliance,
     self-respect, self-sufficiency, semblance, set at defiance,
     set before, set over against, shade, shadow, shake, sham, shank,
     sheathe, shell, shellac, shingle, shoulder, show, show fight,
     show up, showing, simulacrum, simulation, skin, slate,
     slop on paint, small cap, small capital, smear, speak out,
     speak up, speciousness, stain, stamp, stance, stand opposed,
     stand opposite, stand up to, standing, stare, stare down, station,
     stature, status, steep, stem, stiff-necked pride, stiff-neckedness,
     stipple, stone, stuff, subdue, subtend, superficially, superficies,
     superstratum, surface, take, take for granted, tete-a-tete, thatch,
     think, threaten, tile, tinct, tincture, tinge, tint, tone, top,
     traits, turn, turn up, type, type body, type class, type lice,
     typecase, typeface, typefounders, typefoundry, undercoat,
     upper case, value, value received, vanity, varnish, veneer,
     venture, vis-a-vis, visage, wad, wainscot, wall, wall in, wall up,
     wallpaper, war song, wash, watch, weatherboard, window dressing,
     withstand, worth, yellow peril

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

         Framed Access Command Environment (Unix, SVR4)

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     means simply presence, as when it is recorded that Adam and Eve
     hid themselves from the "face [R.V., 'presence'] of the Lord
     God" (Gen. 3:8; comp. Ex. 33:14, 15, where the same Hebrew word
     is rendered "presence"). The "light of God's countenance" is his
     favour (Ps. 44:3; Dan. 9:17). "Face" signifies also anger,
     justice, severity (Gen. 16:6, 8; Ex. 2:15; Ps. 68:1; Rev. 6:16).
     To "provoke God to his face" (Isa. 65:3) is to sin against him
       The Jews prayed with their faces toward the temple and
     Jerusalem (1 Kings 8:38, 44, 48; Dan. 6:10). To "see God's face"
     is to have access to him and to enjoy his favour (Ps. 17:15;
     27:8). This is the privilege of holy angels (Matt. 18:10; Luke
     1:19). The "face of Jesus Christ" (2 Cor. 4:6) is the office and
     person of Christ, the revealer of the glory of God (John 1:14,

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