facade, frontage, frontal(noun)
the face or front of a building
facade, window dressing(noun)
a showy misrepresentation intended to conceal something unpleasant
The face of a building, especially the front.
A deceptive outward appearance.
Origin: From façade, from facciata, a derivation of faccia, from facies; compare face
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
Origin: [F., fr. It. facciata, fr. faccia face, L. facies. See Face.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fa-sād′, n. the exterior front or face of a building. [Fr.,—face, after It. facciata, the front of a building—faccia, the face.]
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The numerical value of facade in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of facade in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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