UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈfeɪsɪŋ/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(fāsing)

From the verb face: (⇒ conjugate)
facing is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. clothing: [neck, underarm, armhole] facing
  2. clothing: sew the facing to the [garment, shirt]
  3. clothing: the [regiment, squadron, platoon] wear [orange] facings
  4. clothing: the [regiment's] uniforms have [orange] facings
  5. clothing: facings including [cuffs, collars, lapels]
  6. clothing: a [navy blue] jacket with [silver, buff, cream] facings
  7. [wall, stone, ornamental, decorative] facing
  8. a wall facing of [marble, Portland stone]
  1. a [front, rear] -facing [child, car] seat
  2. a [front] -facing camera
  3. a [forward, backward] -facing position
  4. a [north]-facing [window, wall, studio]
  5. the [south] -facing [side, part, building, section]
  1. stood facing the [sea, mountain, wall, class, judge, jury]
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. a [happy, sad, familiar, beautiful, smily, lovely] face
  2. an [angry, ugly] face
  3. why the [sad, long] face?
  4. a [sad] look on her face
  5. (still) has a baby face
  6. (no) distinguishing marks on his face
  7. had [food, water, ink] all over her face
  8. have [food] on your face
  9. splash water [in, over] my face (to)
  10. the [ball, branch] hit him in the face
  11. is making [silly, mean] faces
  12. [stop, don't] make faces at me!
  13. [tell, say] it to my face
  14. face and [body, neck, chest]
  15. the face of innocence
  16. is the face of the [company, hospital, school]
  17. in the face of [danger, trouble, overwhelming evidence]
  18. [strong, resolute, weak] in the face of adversity
  19. the two [players, rivals] came face to face
  20. [came, was] face to face with the enemy
  21. [disappeared from, wiped off] the face of the earth
  22. [risk, avoid, end up] losing face
n as adj
  1. face [care, cream, wash]
  2. lying face [up, down] (in)
  3. take it at face value
  4. a face-to-face meeting
  1. face the [front, back, corner]
  2. face [forward, backward, up, down]
  3. face your [opponent, partner]
  4. faces the [sea, fields, mountain, factory]
  5. the [building, house, farm] faces the [sea]
  6. (let's) face it
  7. [let's, you have to] face facts
  8. face the [truth, facts, reality] (of)
  9. faced (great) [adversity, disparity, injustice]
  10. face [problems, challenges, obstacles] (head on)
  11. face [danger, certain death] (in)
  12. face your fears
  13. face the music (and)
  14. face up to [him, her parents, your fears, reality]
  15. were facing away from
  16. face toward the [light, sound]
  17. face off against the [champion, player]
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