from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The face of a building, especially the front.
  • n. A deceptive outward appearance.


From French façade, from Italian facciata, a derivation of faccia ("front"), from Latin facies ("face"); compare face (Wiktionary)



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  • the front or outer covering of a building:He puts on a facade of being a rich man, but he is not.

    October 30, 2010

  • mine too!!! it's the best word in the world. no question. :D

    March 15, 2009

  • this is my absolute favorite word ever!

    February 2, 2009