'Facing' definitions:

Definition of 'facing'

(from WordNet)
A lining applied to the edge of a garment for ornamentation or strengthening
An ornamental coating to a building [syn: facing, veneer]
A protective covering that protects the outside of a building [syn: facing, cladding]
Providing something with a surface of a different material [syn: lining, facing]

Definition of 'Facing'

  • 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. [1913 Webster]
  • I'll face This tempest, and deserve the name of king. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. To Confront impudently; to bully. [1913 Webster]
  • I will neither be facednor braved. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
  • 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 backward. [1913 Webster]
  • He gained also with his forces that part of Britain which faces Ireland. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
  • 4. To cover in front, for ornament, protection, etc.; to put a facing upon; as, a building faced with marble. [1913 Webster]
  • 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. [1913 Webster]
  • 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. [1913 Webster]
  • 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. [1913 Webster]
  • 8. To cause to turn or present a face or front, as in a particular direction. [1913 Webster]
  • 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. [1913 Webster +PJC]

Definition of 'Facing'

  • 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. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. A lining placed near the edge of a garment for ornament or protection. [1913 Webster]
  • 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. [1913 Webster]
  • 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. [1913 Webster]
  • 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. [1913 Webster]
  • Facing brick, front or pressed brick. [1913 Webster]

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