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Meaning of FACADE

Pronunciation:  fu'sâd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the face or front of a building
  2. [n]  a showy misrepresentation intended to conceal something unpleasant

FACADE is a 6 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: frontage, window dressing
 See Also: deceit, deception, front, frontispiece, misrepresentation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fa`[,c]ade"\ (f[.a]`s[.a]d" or f[.a]`s[=a]d"), n. [F.,
fr. It. facciata, fr. faccia face, L. facies. See {Face}.]
The front of a building; esp., the principal front, having
some architectural pretensions. Thus a church is said to have
its fa[,c]ade unfinished, though the interior may be in use.

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