Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “facing”

See all translations

facing

noun uk   /ˈfeɪ.sɪŋ/ us  
[C or U] an extra layer of material sewn to the inside edge of a piece of clothing to make it stronger, or to the outside, especially of collars and the ends of sleeves, for decoration: a blue jacket with white facing [C] mainly UK ( US usually veneer) an outer layer covering a wall, etc.: The wall was built of rubble with a facing of stone.
(Definition of facing noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of facing?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

pup

a baby of particular animals, or a puppy

Word of the Day

I won’t tolerate it! Replacing formal words with phrasal verbs.

by Liz Walter,
April 01, 2015
When you are using a language, it is important to understand if a word is formal or informal, so that you can use it in an appropriate way. You might hear people saying dosh for money, or spud for potato, but they wouldn’t write those words in a formal essay. Similarly, a

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More