Your face is the front part of your head from your chin to the top of your forehead, where your mouth, eyes, nose, and other features are.
He rolled down his window and stuck his face out...
A strong wind was blowing right in my face...
If your face is happy, sad, or serious, for example, the expression on your face shows that you are happy, sad, or serious.
He was walking around with a sad face...
The priest frowned into the light, his face puzzled.
The face of a cliff, mountain, or building is a vertical surface or side of it.
...the north face of the Eiger...
He scrambled 200 feet up the cliff face.
The face of a clock or watch is the surface with the numbers or hands on it, which shows the time.
If you say that the face of an area, institution, or field of activity is changing, you mean its appearance or nature is changing.
...the changing face of the British countryside...
This would change the face of Malaysian politics.
If you refer to something as the particular face of an activity, belief, or system, you mean that it is one particular aspect of it, in contrast to other aspects.
Brothels, she insists, are the acceptable face of prostitution...
Who ever thought people would see Arsenal as the acceptable face of football?
If you lose face, you do something which makes you appear weak and makes people respect or admire you less. If you do something in order to save face, you do it in order to avoid appearing weak and losing people's respect or admiration.
England doesn't want a war but it doesn't want to lose face...
To cancel the airport would mean a loss of face for the present governor...
If something that you have planned blows up in your face, it goes wrong unexpectedly, with the result that you suffer.
Can't you see this could blow up in your face?
If you say that someone can do something until they are blue in the face, you are emphasizing that however much they do it, it will not make any difference.
You can criticise him until you're blue in the face, but you'll never change his personality.
If someone or something is face down, their face or front points downwards. If they are face up, their face or front points upwards.
All the time Stephen was lying face down and unconscious in the bath tub...
Charles laid down his cards face up.
You can use the expression 'on the face of the earth' to mean 'in the whole world', when you are emphasizing a statement that you are making or making a very exaggerated statement.
No human being on the face of the earth could do anything worse than what he did.
If you say that something will be wiped off the face of the earth or disappear from the face of the earth, you mean that it will stop existing.
If a nuclear war breaks out, every living thing will be wiped off the face of the Earth.
If you come face to face with someone, you meet them and can talk to them or look at them directly.
We were strolling into the town when we came face to face with Jacques DuBois...
It was the first face-to-face meeting between the two men.
If you come face to face with a difficulty or reality, you cannot avoid it and have to deal with it.
Eventually, he came face to face with discrimination again...
I was gradually being brought face to face with the fact that I had very little success.
If an action or belief flies in the face of accepted ideas or rules, it seems to completely oppose or contradict them.
...scientific principles that seem to fly in the face of common sense...
He said that the decision flew in the face of natural justice.
If you take a particular action or attitude in the face of a problem or difficulty, you respond to that problem or difficulty in that way.
The Prime Minister has called for national unity in the face of the violent anti-government protests...
Roosevelt was defiant in the face of the bad news.
If someone laughs in your face, they are openly disrespectful towards you.
With juveniles under eighteen, there's little we can do. We can't keep them in custody. They just laugh in your face.
If you have a long face, you look very unhappy or serious.
He came to me with a very long face.
做鬼臉,扮鬼臉（英國英語中亦使用pull a face）
If you make a face, you show a feeling such as dislike or disgust by putting an exaggerated expression on your face, for example by sticking out your tongue. In British English, you can also say pull a face .
Opening the door, she made a face at the musty smell...
Kathryn pulled a face at Thomas behind his back.
You say on the face of it when you are describing how something seems when it is first considered, in order to suggest that people's opinion may change when they know or think more about the subject.
On the face of it that seems to make sense. But the figures don't add up...
It is, on the face of it, difficult to see how the West could radically change its position.
（對壞情況）顯得滿不在乎，做出無所謂的樣子(美國英語中亦作 put on a good face)
If you put a brave face on a bad situation or put on a brave face, you try not to show how disappointed or upset you are about the situation. In American English you can also say put on a good face.
Friends will see you are putting on a brave face and might assume you've got over your grief...
Scientists are putting a good face on the troubles.
You can say that someone has set their face against something to indicate that they are opposed to it, especially when you want to suggest that they are wrong.
This Government has set its face against putting up income tax.
If you show your face somewhere, you go there and see people, although you are not welcome, are rather unwilling to go, or have not been there for some time.
If she shows her face again back in Massachusetts she'll find a warrant for her arrest waiting...
I felt I ought to show my face at her father's funeral.
If you manage to keep a straight face, you manage to look serious, although you want to laugh.
What went through Tom's mind I can't imagine, but he did manage to keep a straight face...
You have to wonder how anyone could say that seriously and with a straight face.
If you say something to someone's face you say it openly in their presence.
Her opponent called her a liar to her face.
If a feeling is written all over your face or is written across your face, it is very obvious to other people from your expression.
Relief and gratitude were written all over his face...
I could just see the pain written across her face.
1. the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear;"he washed his face""I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news"
2. the expression on a person's face;"a sad expression""a look of triumph""an angry face"
3. the general outward appearance of something;"the face of the city is changing"
4. the act of confronting bravely;"he hated facing the facts""he excelled in the face of danger"
5. the striking or working surface of an implement
6. a part of a person that is used to refer to a person;"he looked out at a roomful of faces""when he returned to work he met many new faces"
7. a surface forming part of the outside of an object;"he examined all sides of the crystal""dew dripped from the face of the leaf"
8. the part of an animal corresponding to the human face
9. the side upon which the use of a thing depends (usually the most prominent surface of an object);"he dealt the cards face down"
10. a contorted facial expression;"she made a grimace at the prospect"
11. a specific size and style of type within a type family
12. status in the eyes of others;"he lost face"
13. impudent aggressiveness;"I couldn't believe her boldness""he had the effrontery to question my honesty"
14. a vertical surface of a building or cliff
1. deal with (something unpleasant) head on;"You must confront your problems""He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes"
2. oppose, as in hostility or a competition;"You must confront your opponent""Jackson faced Smith in the boxing ring""The two enemies finally confronted each other"
3. be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to;"The house looks north""My backyard look onto the pond""The building faces the park"
4. be opposite;"the facing page""the two sofas face each other"
5. turn so as to face; turn the face in a certain direction;"Turn and face your partner now"
6. present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize;"We confronted him with the evidence""He was faced with all the evidence and could no longer deny his actions""An enormous dilemma faces us"
7. turn so as to expose the face;"face a playing card"
8. line the edge (of a garment) with a different material;"face the lapels of the jacket"
9. cover the front or surface of;"The building was faced with beautiful stones"