Definitions for face-to-face
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
having the fronts or faces toward or close to each other.
involving close contact or direct opposition.
Origin of face-to-face:
in each other's presence
"a face-to-face encounter"
within each other's presence
"she met the president face-to-face"
directly facing each other
"the two photographs lay face-to-face on the table"; "lived all their lives in houses face-to-face across the street"; "they sat opposite at the table"
face to face(adverb)
involving close contact; confronting each other
"the boy and the policeman suddenly came face-to-face at the corner"; "they spoke face to face"
While physically present.
In one another's presence.
Origin: face + to + face
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