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noun [countable] face pronunciation in British 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
      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. 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.
  3. 6
    the open front part of the goal, especially in football
    The ball flashed across the face of the goal.

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