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Facing meaning

facing - 8 dictionary results

  1. 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.
  2. 2. A lining placed near the edge of a garment for ornament or protection.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. A powdered substance, as charcoal, bituminous coal, ect., applied to the face of a mold, or mixed with the sand that forms it, to give a fine smooth surface to the casting.
  5. 5. The collar and cuffs of a military coat; - commonly of a color different from that of the coat.
  6. 6. The movement of soldiers by turning on their heels to the right, left, or about; - chiefly in the pl.
  7. 7. Of face.
  8. 8. A covering in front; outer covering.

facing - examples of usage

  1. He had stopped, facing her in the middle of the way, his voice strong, his confidence supreme. - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  2. She saw a man standing on the opposite side of the road facing the house beneath a lamp- post. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. That man was facing me. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
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