What is face?

  • (noun): A part of a person that is used to refer to a person.
    Example: "He looked out at a roomful of faces"; "when he returned to work he met many new faces"
    See also — Additional definitions below


The face is a central sense organ complex, normally on the ventral surface of the head for animals that have one. It can, depending on the definition in the human case, include the hair, forehead, eyebrow, eyelashes, eyes, nose, ears, cheeks, mouth, lips, philtrum, temple, teeth, skin, and chin. The face has uses of expression, appearance, and identity amongst others. It also has different senses like olfaction, taste, hearing, and vision.

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Dance (Gary Numan album) - Track Listing
403 "Moral" – 433 "Stormtrooper in Drag"* (with Paul Gardiner) – 459 "Face to Face"* (with Dramatis, the members of Numan's former backing band) – 346 "Dance"* – 245 "Exhibition ... The track was subsequently replaced by its B-side, "Face to Face", for the subsequent edition of Dance, although it would be included on the 1996 Numan compilation, Premier Hits ...
Cosmetics - Makeup Types
... Face Primer, Come in various formulas to suit individual skin concerns ... Some formulations are meant only for the eye or only for the face ... Foundation, used to smooth out the face and cover spots or uneven skin coloration ...
... A face-off (or faceoff) is the method used to begin play in ice hockey and some other sports ... The linesmen are responsible for all other face-offs ...
Face - Biological Perspective
... that certain areas of the brain respond particularly well to faces ... The fusiform face area, within the fusiform gyrus, is activated by faces, and it is activated differently for shy and social people ... Furthermore, particular areas respond more to a face that is considered attractive, as seen in another study "Facial beauty evokes a widely distributed neural network ...
24-cell Honeycomb - Configuration
... It has no neighbors with which it shares only an edge or only a face ... Finally, the face figure is a triangle, so there are 3 octahedra and 3 24-cells meeting at every face ...

More definitions of "face":

  • (noun): The general outward appearance of something.
    Example: "The face of the city is changing"
  • (noun): The part of an animal corresponding to the human face.
  • (verb): Turn so as to expose the face.
    Example: "Face a playing card"
  • (noun): A surface forming part of the outside of an object.
    Example: "Dew dripped from the face of the leaf"
    Synonyms: side
  • (noun): A vertical surface of a building or cliff.
  • (noun): The act of confronting bravely.
    Example: "He hated facing the facts"; "he excelled in the face of danger"
    Synonyms: facing
  • (verb): Oppose, as in hostility or a competition.
    Synonyms: confront
  • (verb): Present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize.
    Synonyms: confront, present
  • (verb): Be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to.
    Synonyms: front, look
  • (verb): Turn so as to face; turn the face in a certain direction.
    Example: "Turn and face your partner now"
  • (noun): The striking or working surface of an implement.
  • (verb): Line the edge (of a garment) with a different material.
    Example: "Face the lapels of the jacket"
  • (noun): The front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear.
    Example: "He washed his face"; "I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news"
    Synonyms: human face
  • (noun): A specific size and style of type within a type family.
    Synonyms: font, fount, typeface
  • (noun): The side upon which the use of a thing depends (usually the most prominent surface of an object).
    Example: "He dealt the cards face down"
  • (verb): Cover the front or surface of.
    Example: "The building was faced with beautiful stones"
  • (verb): Deal with (something unpleasant) head on.
    Synonyms: confront, face up
  • (noun): A contorted facial expression.
    Synonyms: grimace
  • (verb): Be opposite.
    Example: "The facing page"; "the two sofas face each other"
  • (noun): Status in the eyes of others.
    Example: "He lost face"

Famous quotes containing the word face:

    Sometimes the children who are no problem to their parents should be looked at more closely. This is especially true if those children are extremely obedient and have few friends their own age. A good self-concept allows children to explore the world, risk engaging in conflict and failing. Children who play it safe by never disobeying or risking conflict may be telling you that they feel unqualified to face the world head-on.
    Lawrence Kutner (20th century)

    He whose face gives no light, shall never become a star.
    William Blake (1757–1827)

    The American Constitution, one of the few modern political documents drawn up by men who were forced by the sternest circumstances to think out what they really had to face instead of chopping logic in a university classroom.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)