countenance [-s] n

ME < OFr cuntenance, manner of holding oneself, bearing, behavior, aspect.

  1. Other; additional person; person exterior to oneself.
  2. Face; visage; facial expression; [fig.] appearance; bearing; demeanor; personality.
  3. Corolla; ring of petals that constitute a blossom.
  4. Glory; radiance; sunbeams; solar illumination; refulgent light; intense shining of the sun.