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facesAcception Ac*cep"tion, n. [L. acceptio a receiving, accepting:
cf. F. acception.]
Acceptation; the received meaning. [Obs.]
Here the word ``baron' is not to be taken in that
restrictive sense to which the modern acception hath
confined it. --Fuller.
Acception of persons or faces (Eccl.), favoritism;
partiality. [Obs.] --Wyclif. FaceFace Face, n. [F., from L. facies form, shape, face, perh.
from facere to make (see Fact); or perh. orig. meaning
appearance, and from a root meaning to shine, and akin to E.
fancy. Cf. Facetious.]
1. The exterior form or appearance of anything; that part
which presents itself to the view; especially, the front
or upper part or surface; that which particularly offers
itself to the view of a spectator.
A mist . . . watered the whole face of the ground.
--Gen. ii. 6.
Lake Leman wooes me with its crystal face. --Byron.
2. That part of a body, having several sides, which may be
seen from one point, or which is presented toward a
certain direction; one of the bounding planes of a solid;
as, a cube has six faces.
(a) The principal dressed surface of a plate, disk, or
pulley; the principal flat surface of a part or
(b) That part of the acting surface of a cog in a cog
wheel, which projects beyond the pitch line.
(c) The width of a pulley, or the length of a cog from end
to end; as, a pulley or cog wheel of ten inches face.
(a) The upper surface, or the character upon the surface,
of a type, plate, etc.
(b) The style or cut of a type or font of type.
5. Outside appearance; surface show; look; external aspect,
whether natural, assumed, or acquired.
To set a face upon their own malignant design.
This would produce a new face of things in Europe.
We wear a face of joy, because We have been glad of
6. That part of the head, esp. of man, in which the eyes,
cheeks, nose, and mouth are situated; visage; countenance.
In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread.
7. Cast of features; expression of countenance; look; air;
We set the best faceon it we could. --Dryden.
8. (Astrol.) Ten degrees in extent of a sign of the zodiac.
9. Maintenance of the countenance free from abashment or
confusion; confidence; boldness; shamelessness;
This is the man that has the face to charge others
with false citations. --Tillotson.
10. Presence; sight; front; as in the phrases, before the
face of, in the immediate presence of; in the face of,
before, in, or against the front of; as, to fly in the
face of danger; to the face of, directly to; from the
face of, from the presence of.
11. Mode of regard, whether favorable or unfavorable; favor
or anger; mostly in Scriptural phrases.
The Lord make his face to shine upon thee. --Num.
My face [favor] will I turn also from them. --Ezek.
12. (Mining) The end or wall of the tunnel, drift, or
excavation, at which work is progressing or was last
13. (Com.) The exact amount expressed on a bill, note, bond,
or other mercantile paper, without any addition for
interest or reduction for discount.
Face Face, v. i.
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.
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