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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.

    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. 4
    the way that something looks or appears to people
    the face of something:

    players who changed the face of tennis

  3. 6
    the front of a clock, where the numbers are

    The clock face was scratched.

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