Definitions for facadefəˈsɑd, fæ-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fa•cadefəˈsɑd, fæ-(n.)

or fa•çade

  1. the front of a building, esp. an imposing or decorative one. any side of a building facing a public way or space and finished accordingly.

    Category: Architecture

  2. a superficial appearance of something.

Origin of facade:

1650–60; < F < Upper It faciada, It facciata, der. of facciaface

Princeton's WordNet

  1. facade, frontage, frontal(noun)

    the face or front of a building

  2. facade, window dressing(noun)

    a showy misrepresentation intended to conceal something unpleasant


  1. facade(Noun)

    The face of a building, especially the front.

  2. facade(Noun)

    A deceptive outward appearance.

  3. Origin: From façade, from facciata, a derivation of faccia, from facies; compare face

Webster Dictionary

  1. Facade(noun)

    the front of a building; esp., the principal front, having some architectural pretensions. Thus a church is said to have its facade unfinished, though the interior may be in use


  1. Facade

    A facade or façade is generally one exterior side of a building, usually, but not always, the front. The word comes from the French language, literally meaning "frontage" or "face". In architecture, the façade of a building is often the most important from a design standpoint, as it sets the tone for the rest of the building. Many façades are historic, and local zoning regulations or other laws greatly restrict or even forbid their alteration.

Translations for facade

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the front of a building

the fa; çade of the temple.

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