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noun [countable] face pronunciation in British English /feɪs/ 
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  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 someone's 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
      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.

    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

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  3. 4
    the way that something looks or appears to people
    the face of something:

    players who changed the face of tennis

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    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 open front part of the goal, especially in football

    The ball flashed across the face of the goal.



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