Face vs. Facet

Face vs. Facet — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Face and Facet

Facenoun

The surface of the front of the head from the top of the forehead to the base of the chin and from ear to ear.

Facetnoun

One of the flat polished surfaces cut on a gemstone or occurring naturally on a crystal.

Facenoun

A person

We saw many new faces on the first day of classes.

Facetnoun

(Anatomy) A small, smooth, flat surface, as on a bone or tooth.

Facenoun

A person's countenance

a happy face.

Facetnoun

(Biology) One of the lenslike visual units of a compound eye, as of an insect.

Facenoun

A contorted facial expression; a grimace

made a face at the prospect of eating lemons.

Facetnoun

One of numerous aspects, as of a subject.

Facenoun

A countenance of a certain complexion or form. Used in combination

babyface.frogface.

Facetnoun

Any one of the flat surfaces cut into a gem.

This facet of the diamond was masterfully cut to enhance its value.

Facenoun

A person having such a countenance. Used in combination

paleface.

Facetnoun

One among many similar or related, yet still distinct things.

The child's learning disability was only one facet of the problems contributing to his delinquency.

Facenoun

Facial makeup

put one's face on.

Facetnoun

One of a series of things, such as steps in a project.

We had just about completed the research facet of the project when the order came to cancel it.

Facenoun

Facial makeup of a certain color, usually worn for the purpose of impersonating or mocking people of a particular racial or ethnic group. Used in combination

applied blackface.

Facetnoun

(anatomy) One member of a compound eye, as found in insects and crustaceans.

Facenoun

Assumed characteristics, such as clothing or behavior, intended to impersonate or mock people of a particular racial or ethnic group. Used in combination

dressing up in yellowface.

Facetnoun

(anatomy) A smooth circumscribed surface.

the articular facet of a bone

Facenoun

Outward appearance

the modern face of the city.

Facetnoun

(anatomy) Any of the small joints at each segment of the spine that provide stability and help guide motion

Facenoun

Value or standing in the eyes of others; prestige

did their best to save face after they were shown to be wrong.did not want to lose face by being unable to live up to his reputation.

Facetnoun

(architecture) The narrow plane surface between flutings of a column.

Facenoun

Self-assurance; confidence

The team managed to maintain a firm face even in times of great adversity.

Facetnoun

(mathematics) A face of codimension 1 of a polytope.

Facenoun

Effrontery; impudence

had the face to question my judgment.

Facetnoun

(computing) A criterion that can be used to sort and filter, such as the colour or size of products in an online store.

Facenoun

The surface presented to view; the front.

Facetverb

To cut a facet into a gemstone.

Facenoun

A façade.

Facetnoun

a distinct feature or element in a problem;

he studied every facet of the question

Facenoun

Outer surface

the face of the earth.

Facetnoun

a smooth surface (as of a bone or cut gemstone)

Facenoun

A marked side

the face of a clock.the face of a playing card.

Facenoun

The right side, as of fabric.

Facenoun

An exposed, often precipitous surface of rock.

Facenoun

A planar surface of a geometric solid.

Facenoun

Any of the surfaces of a rock or crystal.

Facenoun

The end, as of a mine or tunnel, at which work is advancing.

Facenoun

The appearance and geologic surface features of an area of land; topography.

Facenoun

A typeface or range of typefaces.

Facenoun

The raised printing surface of a piece of type.

Faceverb

To occupy a position with the face toward

stood and faced the audience.

Faceverb

To front on

a window that faces the south.

Faceverb

To meet or confront with self-assurance

How can I face your parents when they know that I've let them down?.

Faceverb

To acknowledge and accept or deal with

had to face the facts.must be willing to face our problems.

Faceverb

To be certain to encounter; have in store

An unskilled youth faces a difficult life.

Faceverb

To bring or to be brought face to face with

"The prospect of military conflict ... faced us with nightmarish choices" (Henry A. Kissinger).

Faceverb

To cause (troops) to change direction by giving a command.

Faceverb

(Games) To turn (a playing card) so that the face is up.

Faceverb

To furnish with a surface or cover of a different material

bronze that is faced with gold foil.

Faceverb

To line or trim the edge of, especially with contrasting material

face a hem with lace.

Faceverb

To treat the surface of so as to smooth.

Faceverb

To be turned or placed with the front toward a specified direction.

Faceverb

To turn the face in a specified direction.

Facenoun

(anatomy) The front part of the head, featuring the eyes, nose, and mouth and the surrounding area.

The monkey has a pretty face.

Facenoun

One's facial expression.

Why the sad face?

Facenoun

The public image; outward appearance.

The face of this company.He managed to show a bold face despite his embarrassment.

Facenoun

The frontal aspect of something.

The face of the cliff loomed above them.

Facenoun

(figurative) Presence; sight; front.

to fly in the face of danger;to speak before the face of God

Facenoun

The directed force of something.

They turned to boat into the face of the storm.

Facenoun

Good reputation; standing in the eyes of others; dignity; prestige. (See lose face, save face).

Facenoun

Shameless confidence; boldness; effrontery.

Facenoun

The width of a pulley, or the length of a cog from end to end.

a pulley or cog wheel of ten inches face

Facenoun

(geometry) Any of the flat bounding surfaces of a polyhedron. More generally, any of the bounding pieces of a polytope of any dimension.

Facenoun

Any surface; especially a front or outer one.

Put a big sign on each face of the building that can be seen from the road.They climbed the north face of the mountain.She wanted to wipe him off the face of the earth.

Facenoun

The numbered dial of a clock or watch, the clock face.

Facenoun

(slang) The mouth.

Shut your face!He's always stuffing his face with chips.

Facenoun

(slang) Makeup; one's complete facial cosmetic application.

I'll be out in a sec. Just let me put on my face.

Facenoun

Short for baby face. A headlining wrestler whose in-ring persona is embodying heroic or virtuous traits.

The fans cheered on the face as he made his comeback.

Facenoun

(cricket) The front surface of a bat.

Facenoun

(golf) The part of a golf club that hits the ball.

Facenoun

(cards) The side of the card that shows its value (as opposed to the back side, which looks the same on all cards of the deck).

Facenoun

The head of a lion, shown face-on and cut off immediately behind the ears.

Facenoun

(typography) A typeface.

Facenoun

Mode of regard, whether favourable or unfavourable; favour or anger.

Facenoun

(computing) An interface.

Facenoun

The amount expressed on a bill, note, bond, etc., without any interest or discount; face value.

Faceverb

To position oneself or itself so as to have one's face closest to (something).

Face the sun.

Faceverb

To have its front closest to, or in the direction of (something else).

Turn the chair so it faces the table.

Faceverb

(transitive) To cause (something) to turn or present a face or front, as in a particular direction.

Faceverb

(transitive) To deal with (a difficult situation or person); to accept (facts, reality, etc.) even when undesirable.

I'm going to have to face this sooner or later.

Faceverb

(intransitive) To have the front in a certain direction.

The bunkers faced north and east, toward Germany.

Faceverb

(transitive) To have as an opponent.

Faceverb

To be the batsman on strike.

Faceverb

(obsolete) To confront impudently; to bully.

Faceverb

To cover in front, for ornament, protection, etc.; to put a facing upon.

a building faced with marble

Faceverb

To line near the edge, especially with a different material.

to face the front of a coat, or the bottom of a dress

Faceverb

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.

Faceverb

(engineering) To make the surface of (anything) flat or smooth; to dress the face of (a stone, a casting, etc.); especially, in turning, to shape or smooth the flat surface of, as distinguished from the cylindrical surface.

Facenoun

the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear;

he washed his faceI wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news

Facenoun

the expression on a person's face;

a sad expressiona look of triumphan angry face

Facenoun

the general outward appearance of something;

the face of the city is changing

Facenoun

the act of confronting bravely;

he hated facing the factshe excelled in the face of danger

Facenoun

the striking or working surface of an implement

Facenoun

a part of a person that is used to refer to a person;

he looked out at a roomful of faceswhen he returned to work he met many new faces

Facenoun

a surface forming part of the outside of an object;

he examined all sides of the crystaldew dripped from the face of the leaf

Facenoun

the part of an animal corresponding to the human face

Facenoun

the side upon which the use of a thing depends (usually the most prominent surface of an object);

he dealt the cards face down

Facenoun

a contorted facial expression;

she made a grimace at the prospect

Facenoun

a specific size and style of type within a type family

Facenoun

status in the eyes of others;

he lost face

Facenoun

impudent aggressiveness;

I couldn't believe her boldnesshe had the effrontery to question my honesty

Facenoun

a vertical surface of a building or cliff

Faceverb

deal with (something unpleasant) head on;

You must confront your problemsHe faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes

Faceverb

oppose, as in hostility or a competition;

You must confront your opponentJackson faced Smith in the boxing ringThe two enemies finally confronted each other

Faceverb

be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to;

The house looks northMy backyard look onto the pondThe building faces the park

Faceverb

be opposite;

the facing pagethe two sofas face each other

Faceverb

turn so as to face; turn the face in a certain direction;

Turn and face your partner now

Faceverb

present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize;

We confronted him with the evidenceHe was faced with all the evidence and could no longer deny his actionsAn enormous dilemma faces us

Faceverb

turn so as to expose the face;

face a playing card

Faceverb

line the edge (of a garment) with a different material;

face the lapels of the jacket

Faceverb

cover the front or surface of;

The building was faced with beautiful stones