Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A piece of material sewn to the edge of a garment, such as a dress or coat, as lining or decoration.
  • n. Material used for such a lining or decoration.
  • n. An outer layer or coating applied to a surface for protection or decoration.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. diverging in the direction of travel.
  • n. The most external portion of exterior siding.
  • n. Fabric applied to a garment edge on the underside.
  • v. Present participle of face.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A covering in front, for ornament or other purpose; an exterior covering or sheathing; , to strengthen it or to protect or adorn the exposed surface.
  • n. A lining placed near the edge of a garment for ornament or protection.
  • n. 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.
  • n. A powdered substance, as charcoal, bituminous coal, etc., applied to the face of a mold, or mixed with the sand that forms it, to give a fine smooth surface to the casting.
  • n.
  • n. The collar and cuffs of a military coat; -- commonly of a color different from that of the coat.
  • n. The movement of soldiers by turning on their heels to the right, left, or about; -- chiefly in the pl.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A covering in front for ornament, distinction, protection, or other purpose.
  • n. In founding, fine sand or powder applied to the face of a mold which receives the metal, to give a smooth surface to the casting.
  • n. A mode of preparing tea for the market by treating it with coloring matter and other substances, so as to imitate tea of better quality and higher value; also, the materials used in this process of adulteration.
  • n. Milit., the movement of a soldier in turning on the heel to the right, left, right about, left about, etc.: as, to put a recruit through his facings.
  • n. Boasting; swaggering.
  • n. The process of joining two pieces of timber by a rabbet.
  • n. In chess, the way or direction in which a piece should face.
  • n. In brickmaking, the opening through which the bricks are wheeled into the kiln and hauled out after burning. Also called abutment.
  • n. The process of preparing the face or working-surface of a millstone.
  • n. In confectionery, giving a smooth finish to the surface of the paste for lozenges, by strewing it with starch-powder and fine sugar and rubbing them in by hand.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an ornamental coating to a building
  • n. a protective covering that protects the outside of a building
  • n. a lining applied to the edge of a garment for ornamentation or strengthening
  • n. providing something with a surface of a different material

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Examples

  • Celebs are seen carrying their Starbucks cup with the label facing the eager paparazzi for free publicity.

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  • Frank watched him for a while and noticed he had the label facing the pitcher.

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  • Behind them stood deodorant, shaving cream, mouthwash and aftershave, each with the label facing front, each item about one inch from its neighbor, soldiers at attention.

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  • Suddenly she focused on one specimen in particular, a purple-topped tube with the label facing toward her.

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  • The little yellow sack of plaster sat right on the table, next to the flour, and with the label facing Hettie.

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  • The glass of white Bordeaux dangling from her hand completed her outfit of a low-necked leopard-print dress, diamond earrings and a fur-trimmed Versace coat, the latter thrown over her arm with the label facing out for easy reading.

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  • Put them on the windshields (perhaps the parking lot of the local Fundamentalist church on a Sunday when the sun is shining, the birds are chirping and the faithful are faithfuling or grocery stores (strip malls), private businesses where the parking lot is public; public parks, school board meetings etc.) with the title facing out so people can see it when they approach their cars.

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  • Founded in 2001, Wine Master Cellars created the patented VintageView┬« wine storage system designed to display wine sideways with the label facing forward to allow for easy viewing and visual appeal.

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  • Players were taught to turn the label facing up in order for the bat to hit the ball with the grain.

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  • As players at any level always knew, you held bats with the label facing up, on the "face grain," to allow for optimum impact on the "edge grain."

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