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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 fac·ing /ˈfesɪŋ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 fac·ing /ˈfesɪŋ/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
 I'll face
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a lining applied to the edge of a garment for ornamentation
           or strengthening
      2: an ornamental coating to a building [syn: veneer]
      3: a protective covering that protects the outside of a
         building [syn: cladding]
      4: providing something with a surface of a different material
         [syn: lining]
      5: the act of confronting bravely; "he hated facing the facts";
         "he excelled in the face of danger" [syn: face]