Face 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.
This tempest, and deserve the name of king. --Dryden.
2. To Confront impudently; to bully.
I will neither be facednor braved. --Shak.
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.
He gained also with his forces that part of Britain which faces Ireland. --Milton.
4. To cover in front, for ornament, protection, etc.; to put a facing upon; as, a building faced with marble.
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.
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.
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.
8. To cause to turn or present a face or front, as in a particular direction.
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.
Faced a. Having (such) a face, or (so many) faces; as, smooth-faced, two-faced.
adj : having a face or facing especially of a specified kind or
number; often used in combination; "a neatly faced
terrace" [ant: faceless]