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Definition of "facing" []

  • A piece of material sewn to the edge of a garment, such as a dress or coat, as lining or decoration. (noun)
  • Material used for such a lining or decoration. (noun)
  • An outer layer or coating applied to a surface for protection or decoration. (noun)
  • A piece of material used esp to conceal the seam of a garment and prevent fraying (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A piece of additional cloth, esp in a different colour, on the collar, cuffs, etc, of the jacket of a military uniform, formerly used to denote the regiment (noun)
  • An outer layer or coat of material applied to the surface of a wall (noun)
  • An area of retail shelf space (noun)

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Use "facing" in a sentence
  • "Celebs are seen carrying their Starbucks cup with the label facing the eager paparazzi for free publicity."
  • "Frank watched him for a while and noticed he had the label facing the pitcher."
  • "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."