IPA: fˈeɪsɪŋ


  • The most external portion of exterior siding.
  • (sewing) Fabric applied to a garment edge on the underside.
  • (metalworking) A powdered substance, such as charcoal or bituminous coal, applied to the face of a mould, or mixed with the sand that forms it, to give a fine smooth surface to the casting.
  • (military, in the plural) The collar and cuffs of a military coat, commonly of a different colour from the rest of the coat.
  • (military, usually in the plural) The movement of soldiers by turning on their heels to the right, left, or about.


  • Positioned so as to face (in a particular direction)
  • (rail transport, of points and crossovers) Diverging in the direction of travel.

Examples of "facing" in Sentences

  • Frank watched him for a while and noticed he had the label facing the pitcher.
  • Celebs are seen carrying their Starbucks cup with the label facing the eager paparazzi for free publicity.
  • Suddenly she focused on one specimen in particular, a purple-topped tube with the label facing toward her.
  • The little yellow sack of plaster sat right on the table, next to the flour, and with the label facing Hettie.
  • 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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