Facete to Factotum
(Fa*cete") a. [L. facetus elegant, fine, facetious; akin to facies. See Face, and cf. Facetious.]
Facetious; witty; humorous. [Archaic] "A facete discourse." Jer. Taylor.
"How to interpose" with a small, smart remark, sentiment facete, or unctuous anecdote.Prof. Wilson.
Fa*cete"ly, adv. Fa*cete"ness, n.
(Fac"et*ed) a. Having facets.
(||Fa*ce"ti*æ) n. pl. [L., fr. facetus. See Facete.] Witty or humorous writings or saying; witticisms; merry
(Fa*ce"tious) a. [Cf. F. facétieux. See Facetiæ.]
1. Given to wit and good humor; merry; sportive; jocular; as, a facetious companion.
2. Characterized by wit and pleasantry; exciting laughter; as, a facetious story or reply.
Fa*ce"tious*ly, adv. Fa*ce"tious*ness, n.
(Fa*cette") n. [F.] See Facet, n.
(Face"work`) n. The material of the outside or front side, as of a wall or building; facing.
(Fa"ci*a) n. (Arch.) See Fascia.
Facial angle (Anat.), the angle, in a skull, included between a straight line (ab, in the illustrations),
from the most prominent part of the forehead to the front efge of the upper jaw bone, and another (cd)
from this point to the center of the external auditory opening. See Gnathic index, under Gnathic.
(Fa"cial) a. [LL. facialis, fr. L. facies face : cf. F. facial.] Of or pertaining to the face; as, the
facial artery, vein, or nerve. Fa"cial*ly, adv.
(Fa"ci*end) n. [From neut. of L. faciendus, gerundive of facere to do.] (Mach.) The multiplicand.
See Facient, 2.
(Fa"cient) n. [L. faciens, entis, p. pr. of facere to make, do. See Fact.]
1. One who does anything, good or bad; a doer; an agent. [Obs.] Bp. Hacket.
2. (Mach.) (a) One of the variables of a quantic as distinguished from a coefficient. (b) The multiplier.
The terms facient, faciend, and factum, may imply that the multiplication involved is not ordinary multiplication,
but is either some specified operation, or, in general, any mathematical operation. See Multiplication.
(||Fa"ci*es) n. [L., from, face. See Face.]
1. The anterior part of the head; the face.
2. (Biol.) The general aspect or habit of a species, or group of species, esp. with reference to its adaptation
to its environment.
3. (Zoöl.) The face of a bird, or the front of the head, excluding the bill.
Facies Hippocratica. (Med.) See Hippocratic.