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noun [countable] face pronunciation in American English /feɪs/
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singularface
pluralfaces
  1. 1
    the front part of your head, where your eyes, nose, and mouth are
    She wiped her face.
    He had a big smile on his face.
    The ball hit me in the face.
    1. a.
      the expression on someones face, that shows how they are feeling
      Marsha came back in with a worried face.
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    2. b.
      used for referring to a person
      There were a lot of famous faces at the book launch.
      a familiar face (=someone you know or recognize): It was very nice to see all the familiar faces again.
      a new face (=someone you did not know before): Look out for a couple of new faces in the team.
      the same old faces (=the same people): It’s always the same old faces at the club.
    3. c.
      a famous person who is associated with a particular product, brand, advertising campaign, etc.
      L’Oréal Paris announced that Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif is the new face of the beauty brand in India.
  2. 2
    a side of a mountain or building that is high and very steep
    the north face of the Eiger
    a cliff face
  3. 4
    the way that something looks or appears to people
    the face of something: players who changed the face of tennis
    1. a.
      the qualities that something such as an organization has, or wants people to think it has
      This is the new face of banking in America.
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  4. 6
    the front of a clock, where the numbers are
    The clock face was scratched.
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