English Vietnamese dictionary
- danh từ
- to look somebody in the face: nhìn thẳng vào mặt ai
- to show one's face: xuất đầu lộ diện, vác mặt đến
- her face is her fortune: cô ta đẹp nhưng nghèo; tất cả vốn liếng cô ta là ở bộ mặt
- vẻ mặt
- to pull (wear) a long face: mặt buồn thườn thượt, mặt dài ra
- thể diện, sĩ diện
- to save one's face: gỡ thể diện, giữ thể diện
- to lose face: mất mặt, mất thể diện
- bộ mặt, bề ngoài, mã ngoài
- to put a new face on something: thay đổi bộ mặt của cái gì, đưa cái gì ra dưới một bộ mặt mới
- on the face of it: cứ theo bề ngoài mà xét thì
- to put a good face on a matter: tô son điểm phấn cho một vấn đề; vui vẻ chịu đựng một việc gì
- to put a bold face on something: can đảm chịu đựng (đương đầu với) cái gì
- bề mặt
- the face of the earth: bề mặt của trái đất
- mặt trước, mặt phía trước
- face to face
- đối diện
- to fly in the face of
- ra mặt chống đối, công khai chống đối
- to go with wind in one's face
- đi ngược gió
- to have the face to do something
- mặt dạn mày dày mà làm việc gì, có đủ trơ trẽn mà làm việc gì
- in face of
- trước mặt, đứng trước
- in the face of
- mặc dầu
- in the face of day
- một cách công khai
- to make (pull) faces
- nhăn mặt
- to set one's face against
- chống đối lại
- to somebody's face
- công khai trước mặt ai
- ngoại động từ
- đương đầu, đối phó
- to face up to: đương đầu với
- đứng trước mặt, ở trước mặt
- the problem that faces us: vấn đề trước mắt chúng ta
- lật (quân bài)
- nhìn về, hướng về, quay về
- this house faces south: nhà này quay về hướng nam
- đối diện
- to face page 20: đối diện trang 20
- (thể dục,thể thao) đặt ((nghĩa bóng)) ở giữa hai cầu thủ của hai bên (để bắt đầu thi đấu bóng gậy cong trên băng)
- (quân sự) ra lệnh quay
- to face one's men about: ra lệnh cho quân quay ra đằng sau
- viền màu (cổ áo, cửa tay)
- bọc, phủ, tráng
- hồ (chè)
- đương đầu, đối phó
- nội động từ
- (quân sự) quay
- left face!: quay bên trái!
- about face!: quay đằng sau!
- to face out a situatin
- vượt qua một tình thế
- to face out something
- làm xong xuôi cái gì đến cùng
- (quân sự) quay
Advanced English dictionary
front of head
1 the front part of the head between the forehead and the chin: a pretty / round / freckled face + He buried his face in his hands. + You should have seen the look on her face when I told her! + The expression on his face never changed. + At that time, her face was on the covers of all the magazines.
2 an expression that is shown on sb's face: a sad / happy / smiling face + Her face lit up (= showed happiness) when she spoke of the past. + His face fell (= showed disappointment, sadness, etc.) when he read the headlines. + Sue's face was a picture (= she looked very surprised, angry, etc.) as she listened to her husband's speech.
3 (in adjectives) having the type of face or expression mentioned: pale-faced + grim-faced
4 (in compounds) used to refer to a person of the type mentioned: She looked around for a familiar face. + a well-known face on our television screens + It's nice to see some new faces here this evening. + I'm fed up of seeing the same old faces every time we go out!
side / surface
5 a side or surface of sth: the north face of the mountain + The birds build their nests in the rock face. + Ivy covered the front face of the house. + How many faces does a cube have?
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front of clock
6 the front part of a clock or watch
character / aspect
7 ~ of sth (written) the particular character of sth: the changing face of Britain
8 ~ of sth a particular aspect of sth: the unacceptable face of capitalism
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Idioms: disappear / vanish off the face of the earth to disappear completely: Keep looking-they can't just have vanished off the face of the earth.
sb's face doesn't fit used to say that sb will not get a particular job or position because they do not have the appearance, personality, etc. that the employer wants, even when this should not be important: It doesn't matter how qualified you are, if your face doesn't fit, you don't stand a chance.
sb's face is like thunder
sb has a face like thunder sb looks very angry
face to face (with sb) close to and looking at sb: The two have never met face to face before. + The room fell silent as she came face to face with the man who had tried to kill her.
face to face with sth in a situation where you have to accept that sth is true and deal with it: She was at an early age brought face to face with the horrors of war.
face up / down
1 (of a person) with your face and stomach facing upwards/downwards: She lay face down on the bed.
2 (of a playing card) with the number or picture facing upwards/downwards: Place the card face up on the pile.
have the face to do sth (BrE, informal) to do sth that other people think is rude or shows a lack of respect without feeling embarrassed or ashamed: I don't know how you have the face to complain after everything they've done for you!
in the face of sth
1 in spite of problems, difficulties, etc: She showed great courage in the face of danger. + The campaign continued in the face of great opposition.
2 as a result of sth: He was unable to deny the charges in the face of new evidence.
lose face to be less respected or look stupid because of sth you have done
on the face of it (informal) used to say that sth seems to be good, true, etc. but that this opinion may need to be changed when you know more about it: On the face of it, it seems like a great deal. + What may, on the face of it, seem obvious often turns out to be far more complicated.
pull / make faces / a face (at sb) to produce an expression on your face to show that you do not like sb/sth or in order to make sb laugh: What are you pulling a face at now? + Do you think it's funny to make faces behind my back?
put your face on (informal) to put on MAKE-UP
set your face against sb/sth (written, especially BrE) to be determined to oppose sb/sth: Her father had set his face against the marriage.
to sb's face if you say sth to sb's face, you say it to them directly rather than to other people: He's a liar, and I've told him so to his face many times.
Compare: BEHIND SB'S BACK
what's his / her face (spoken) used to refer to a person whose name you cannot remember: Are you still working for what's her face?
more at BLOW v., BLUE adj., BRAVE adj., DOOR n., FEED v., EGG n., EYE n., FLAT adv., FLY v., LAUGH v., LONG adj., NOSE n., PLAIN adj., PRETTY adj., SAVE v., SHOW v., SHUT v., SLAP n., STARE v., STRAIGHT n., WIPE v., WRITE
1 to be opposite sb/sth; to have your face or front pointing towards sb/sth or in a particular direction: [VN] She turned and faced him. + Most of the rooms face the sea. + [V +adv./prep.] The terrace faces south. + a north-facing wall + Stand with your feet apart and your hands facing upwards. + Which direction are you facing?
sb / sth difficult
2 [VN] if you face a particular situation, or it faces you, you have to deal with it: the problems faced by one-parent families + The company is facing a financial crisis. + She's faced with a difficult decision.
3 [VN] to accept that a difficult situation exists, although you would prefer not to: It's not always easy to face the truth. + She had to face the fact that her life had changed forever. + Face facts-she isn't coming back. + Let's face it, we're not going to win.
4 if you can't face sth unpleasant, you feel unable or unwilling to deal with it: [VN] I just can't face work today. + [V -ing] I can't face seeing them.
5 [VN] to talk to or deal with sb, even though this is difficult or unpleasant: How can I face Tom? He'll be so disappointed.
6 [VN] to cover a surface with another material: a brick building faced with stone
Idioms: face the music (informal) to accept and deal with criticism or punishment for sth you have done: The others all ran off, leaving me to face the music.
Phrasal Verbs: face sb<->down to oppose or beat sb by dealing with them directly and confidently
face off (especially AmE)
1 to start a game such as ice hockey: Both teams are ready to face off.
2 to get ready to argue, fight or compete with sb: The candidates are preparing to face off on TV tonight.
related noun FACE-OFF
face up to sth to accept and deal with sth that is difficult or unpleasant: She had to face up to the fact that she would never walk again. + You have to face up to your responsibilities.
expressions on your face
To beam is to have a big happy smile on your face.
To frown is to make a serious, angry or worried expression by bringing your eyebrows closer together so that lines appear on your forehead.
To glare or glower is to look in an angry, aggressive way.
To grimace is to make an ugly expression with your face to show pain, disgust, etc.
To scowl is to look at someone in an angry or annoyed way.
To smirk is to smile in a silly or unpleasant way that shows that you are pleased with yourself, know something that other people do not know, etc.
To sneer is to show that you have no respect for someone by turning your upper lip upwards.
These words can also be used as nouns: She looked up with a puzzled frown. + He gave me an icy glare. + a grimace of pain.
1 front part of the head
VERB + FACE
FACE + VERB
2 expression on sb's face
VERB + FACE
FACE + VERB
3 front part/side of sth
VERB + FACE
5 particular character/aspect of sth
Concise English dictionary
+the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear
+the feelings expressed on a person's face
+the general outward appearance of something
+the striking or working surface of an implement
+a part of a person that is used to refer to a person
+a surface forming part of the outside of an object
+the part of an animal corresponding to the human face
+the side upon which the use of a thing depends (usually the most prominent surface of an object)
+a contorted facial expression
+a specific size and style of type within a type family
+status in the eyes of others
+a vertical surface of a building or cliff
+deal with (something unpleasant) head on
+oppose, as in hostility or a competition
+be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to
+turn so as to face; turn the face in a certain direction
+present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize
+turn so as to expose the face
+line the edge (of a garment) with a different material
+cover the front or surface of