1. To carry a false appearance; to play the hypocrite. "To lie, to face, to forge." Spenser.
2. To turn the face; as, to face to the right or left.
Face about, man; a soldier, and afraid!Dryden.
3. To present a face or front.
(Faced) a. Having (such) a face, or (so many) faces; as, smooth-faced, two- faced.
1. One who faces; one who puts on a false show; a bold-faced person. [Obs.]
There be no greater talkers, nor boasters, nor fasers.Latimer.
2. A blow in the face, as in boxing; hence, any severe or stunning check or defeat, as in controversy.
I should have been a stercoraceous mendicant if I had hollowed when I got a facer.C. Kingsley.
(Fac"et) n. [F. facette, dim. of face face. See Face.]
1. A little face; a small, plane surface; as, the facets of a diamond. [Written also facette.]
2. (Anat.) A smooth circumscribed surface; as, the articular facet of a bone.
3. (Arch.) The narrow plane surface between flutings of a column.
4. (Zoöl.) One of the numerous small eyes which make up the compound eyes of insects and crustaceans.
(Fac"et), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Faceted; p. pr. & vb. n. Faceting.] To cut facets or small faces
upon; as, to facet a diamond.