Facing - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfeɪsɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word facing
Brit.  |ˈfeɪsɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word facing
- this word is used as a present participle form of the verb 'to be'to face


- a lining applied to the edge of a garment for ornamentation or strengthening
- an ornamental coating to a building (syn: veneer)
- a protective covering that protects the outside of a building (syn: cladding)
- providing something with a surface of a different material (syn: lining)


The cards were on the table facing up.

He sat facing the wall.

My shoe was lying in the corner with its sole facing upward.

The flower opens facing skyward.

Look at the illustration on the facing page.

Only by facing your problems can you hope to overcome them.

Many communities are facing budget problems.

The company is facing heavy losses this quarter.

We're facing too many unknowns.

The government is facing a deficit of $3 billion.

The workers are now facing redundancy.

We're facing a terrible dilemma.

The company is facing bankruptcy.

These patients are facing imminent death.

We stood on the ship's deck facing aft.

Word forms

singular: facing
plural: facings
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