face noun Meaning in the Cambridge Essential English Dictionary

Meaning of "face" in Essential English Dictionary


A1 the front part of the head where the eyes, nose, and mouth are: She’s got a long, thin face.
the front or surface of something: the north face of the mountain a clock face
face to face B1 being with someone in the same place: We need to talk face to face.
make a face B1 to show with your face that you do not like someone or something: Joe made a face when he saw what was for lunch.
to someone’s face If you say something to someone’s face, you say it to them directly, when you are with them: If you have something to say, say it to my face.
(Definition of face noun from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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