face [-s] n


  1. Boldness; impudence; temerity; daring; audacity.
  2. Visible part of the dusk; [fig.] radiance; brilliance; illumination; glow of sunset.
  3. Person; persona; [metonymy] being; essence; resurrected body.
  4. Favor; approval; saving grace.
  5. Eyes; loving glance; affectionate eye contact.
  6. Dawn; [fig.] salvation; redemption; promise of a new start; beginning of a new existence.
  7. View; eyesight; [fig.] awareness; consciousness.
  8. Countenance; front surface of the human head; distinguishing features of the head; identifying characteristics of a human being; part of the head that has the eyes, ears, nose, and mouth; (see Genesis 3:19).
  9. Attitude; outlook; aspect; characteristic; (see Job 26:9).
  10. Sun; source of light; [fig.] appearance; manifestation of nature.
  11. Ordnance; surface of metal at the muzzle of a gun; [fig.] mouth; opening leading into a hollow thing.
  12. Look; air of the face; expression; cast of features; (see Deuteronomy 32:20).
  13. Waves; billows; ocean swell; (see Genesis 1:2); [phrase “Blue faces”] symptom of drowning.
  14. Grave; headstone; [fig.] deceased person; body.
  15. Presence; sight; close proximity; (see Genesis 16:6).
  16. Facet; dimension; valence; part of the surface.
  17. Visage; [fig.] presence; divine being; Holy One; (see Genesis 19:13, Isaiah 50:7).
  18. Flowering branch; blossoming that appears on certain trees in early spring.
  19. Advent; actuality; arrival; reality; visible state; (see Exodus 14:25).
  20. Surface; plane; side which presents itself to the view; (see Job 37:12).
  21. Inquiry; examination; scrutiny.
  22. Phrase. “Look her in the face”: gaze at her directly; share eye contact with her.
  23. Phrase. “face to face”: together; near enough to touch; looking directly at one another; standing in front of someone with close proximity; (see Genesis 32:30).

face [-ing, -ed] v

see face, n.

  1. Have an opening toward; have a front door toward.