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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (4)

1. a lining applied to the edge of a garment for ornamentation or strengthening;

2. an ornamental coating to a building;
[syn: facing, veneer]

3. a protective covering that protects the outside of a building;
[syn: facing, cladding]

4. providing something with a surface of a different material;
[syn: lining, facing]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Face \Face\ (f[=a]s), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Faced; p. pr. & vb. n. Facing.] 1. To meet in front; to oppose with firmness; to resist, or to meet for the purpose of stopping or opposing; to confront; to encounter; as, to face an enemy in the field of battle. [1913 Webster] I'll face This tempest, and deserve the name of king. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To Confront impudently; to bully. [1913 Webster] I will neither be facednor braved. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To stand opposite to; to stand with the face or front toward; to front upon; as, the apartments of the general faced the park; some of the seats on the train faced backward. [1913 Webster] He gained also with his forces that part of Britain which faces Ireland. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 4. To cover in front, for ornament, protection, etc.; to put a facing upon; as, a building faced with marble. [1913 Webster] 5. To line near the edge, esp. with a different material; as, to face the front of a coat, or the bottom of a dress. [1913 Webster] 6. 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. [1913 Webster] 7. (Mach.) To make the surface of (anything) flat or smooth; to dress the face of (a stone, a casting, etc.); esp., in turning, to shape or smooth the flat surface of, as distinguished from the cylindrical surface. [1913 Webster] 8. To cause to turn or present a face or front, as in a particular direction. [1913 Webster] To face down, to put down by bold or impudent opposition. "He faced men down." --Prior. To face (a thing) out, to persist boldly or impudently in an assertion or in a line of conduct. "That thinks with oaths to face the matter out." --Shak. to face the music to admit error and accept reprimand or punishment as a consequence for having failed or having done something wrong; to willingly experience an unpleasant situation out of a sense of duty or obligation; as, as soon as he broke the window with the football, Billy knew he would have to face the music. [1913 Webster +PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Facing \Fa"cing\, n. 1. A covering in front, for ornament or other purpose; an exterior covering or sheathing; as, the facing of an earthen slope, sea wall, etc., to strengthen it or to protect or adorn the exposed surface. [1913 Webster] 2. A lining placed near the edge of a garment for ornament or protection. [1913 Webster] 3. (Arch.) The finishing of any face of a wall with material different from that of which it is chiefly composed, or the coating or material so used. [1913 Webster] 4. (Founding) A powdered substance, as charcoal, bituminous coal, etc., applied to the face of a mold, or mixed with the sand that forms it, to give a fine smooth surface to the casting. [1913 Webster] 5. (Mil.) (a) pl. The collar and cuffs of a military coat; -- commonly of a color different from that of the coat. (b) The movement of soldiers by turning on their heels to the right, left, or about; -- chiefly in the pl. [1913 Webster] Facing brick, front or pressed brick. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

facing n 1: a lining applied to the edge of a garment for ornamentation or strengthening 2: an ornamental coating to a building [syn: facing, veneer] 3: a protective covering that protects the outside of a building [syn: facing, cladding] 4: providing something with a surface of a different material [syn: lining, facing]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

70 Moby Thesaurus words for "facing": across, against, antipodal, antithetic, bush, bushing, coat, coating, confronting, contra, contrapositive, converse, doubling, doublure, enamel, eyeball-to-eyeball, facade, filler, filling, film, forward, forwards, front, fronting, frontward, frontwards, fur, headward, headwards, in front of, in opposition to, inlay, inlayer, insole, interlineation, inverse, lacquer, liner, lining, obverse, onward, onwards, opposing, opposite, opposite to, over, over against, overlay, packing, padding, paint, pellicle, polar, polaric, polarized, reverse, revetment, scale, scum, skin, stuffing, surface, toward, vanward, varnish, veneer, versus, vis-a-vis, wadding, wainscot