1》 the front part of a person's head from the forehead to the chin, or the corresponding part in an animal.
↘an aspect: the unacceptable ~ of social drinking.
2》 an expression on someone's ~.
3》 the sur~ of a thing, especially one that is presented to the view or has a particular function.
↘ Geometry each of the sur~s of a solid.
↘a vertical or sloping side of a mountain or cliff.
4》 a particular type of person: Fred was a trusted and familiar ~.
1》 be positioned with the ~ or front towards or in a specified direction.
2》 confront and deal with.
↘have (a difficult situation) in prospect.
↘( ~ off ) chiefly N. Amer. take up an attitude of confrontation, especially at the start of a fight or game.
3》 (usu. be ~d with ) cover the sur~ of (something) with a layer of a different material.
someone's ~ fits Brit. someone has the necessary qualities for something.
~ the music be confronted with the unpleasant consequences of one's actions.
~ to ~ close together and looking directly at one another.
in ( the ) ~ of when confronted with.
lose (or save ) ~ incur (or avoid) humiliation.
on the ~ of it apparently.
set one's ~ against resist with determination.
to one's ~ openly in one's presence.
ME: from OFr., based on L. facies 'form, appearance, ~'.