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Meaning of FACING

Pronunciation:  'feysing

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

FACING is a 6 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: cladding, face, lining, veneer
 See Also: application, babbitting, braving, coat, coating, coating, collar, confronting, coping with, covering, cuff, grappling, lining, neckband, protection, protective cover, protective covering, revetement, revetment, stone facing, tackling, turnup



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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

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, ect., 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.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The outer layer of a slope revetment.
Thesaurus Terms
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