Definitions for: Facing

[n] the act of confronting bravely; "he hated facing the facts"; "he excelled in the face of danger"
[n] providing something with a surface of a different material
[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] an ornamental coating to a building

Webster (1913) Definition: Fa"cing, n.
1. A covering in front, for ornament or other purpose; an
exterior covering or sheathing; as, the facing of an
earthen slope, sea wall, etc., to strengthen it or to
protect or adorn the exposed surface.

2. A lining placed near the edge of a garment for ornament or

3. (Arch.) 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.

4. (Founding) A powdered substance, as charcoal, bituminous
coal, ect., applied to the face of a mold, or mixed with
the sand that forms it, to give a fine smooth surface to
the casting.

5. (Mil.)
(a) pl. The collar and cuffs of a military coat; --
commonly of a color different from that of the coat.
(b) The movement of soldiers by turning on their heels to
the right, left, or about; -- chiefly in the pl.

Facing brick, front or pressed brick.

Synonyms: cladding, face, lining, veneer

See Also: application, babbitting, braving, coat, coating, coating, collar, confronting, coping with, covering, cuff, grappling, lining, neckband, protection, protective cover, protective covering, revetement, revetment, stone facing, tackling, turnup

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