[syn: face lift, facelift, face lifting]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
face lift \face lift\ n.
1. an operation to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging
from a person's face.
Syn: face lifting, rhytidectomy, rhytidoplasty.
2. a renovation that improves the outward appearance, as of a
Syn: face lifting.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: plastic surgery to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging
from your face; an incision is made near the hair line and
skin is pulled back and excess tissue is excised; "some
actresses have more than one face lift" [syn: face lift,
facelift, lift, face lifting, cosmetic surgery,
rhytidectomy, rhytidoplasty, nip and tuck]
2: a renovation that improves the outward appearance (as of a
building) but usually does not involve major changes; "give
your home a facelift"; "more than a facelift, the new model
marks a fundamental change of direction" [syn: face lift,
facelift, face lifting]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
18 Moby Thesaurus words for "face lift":
furbish, furbishment, recondition, reconditioning, refit, refresh,
refreshment, refurbish, refurbishment, renew, renewal, renovate,
renovation, retread, retreading, revamp, slum clearance,