Meaning of facing

  1. (of a person or animal) To position oneself or itself so as to have one's face closest to (something).
    Face the sun.
  2. (of an object) To have its front closest to, or in the direction of (something else).
    Turn the chair so it faces the table.
  3. To cause (something) to turn or present a face or front, as in a particular direction.
  4. To be presented or confronted with; to have in prospect.
    We are facing an uncertain future.
  5. To deal with (a difficult situation or person); to accept (facts, reality, etc.) even when undesirable.
    I'm going to have to face this sooner or later.
  6. To have the front in a certain direction.
    The seats in the carriage faced backwards.
  7. To have as an opponent.
    Puddletown United face Mudchester Rovers in the quarter-finals.
  8. To be the batsman on strike.
    Willoughby comes in to bowl, and it's Hobson facing.
  9. To confront impudently; to bully.
  10. To cover in front, for ornament, protection, etc.; to put a facing upon.
    a building faced with marble
  11. To line near the edge, especially with a different material.
    to face the front of a coat, or the bottom of a dress
  12. To cover with better, or better appearing, material than the mass consists of, for purpose of deception, as the surface of a box of tea, a barrel of sugar, etc.
  13. To make the surface of (anything) flat or smooth; to dress the face of (a stone, a casting, etc.); especially, in turning, to shape or smooth the flat surface of, as distinguished from the cylindrical surface.
  14. (retail) To arrange the products in (a store) so that they are tidy and attractive.
    In my first job, I learned how to operate a till and to face the store to high standards.
  1. The most external portion of exterior siding.
  2. Fabric applied to a garment edge on the underside.
  3. A powdered substance, such as charcoal or bituminous coal, applied to the face of a mould, or mixed with the sand that forms it, to give a fine smooth surface to the casting.
  4. (in the plural) The collar and cuffs of a military coat, commonly of a different colour from the rest of the coat.
  5. (usually in the plural) The movement of soldiers by turning on their heels to the right, left, or about.
  1. Positioned so as to face (in a particular direction)
  2. (of points and crossovers) Diverging in the direction of travel.

Information about facing

  • The plural form of facing is: facings.
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Hyphenation of facing


  • It consists of 2 syllables and 6 chars.
  • facing is a word disyllabic because it has two syllables

facing synonyms

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Translation of facing

Words that rhyme with facing

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