What does deface mean?

Definitions for defacedɪˈfeɪs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word deface.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. deface, disfigure, blemish(verb)

    mar or spoil the appearance of

    "scars defaced her cheeks"; "The vandals disfigured the statue"


  1. deface(Verb)

    To damage something, espacially a surface, in a visible or conspicuous manner.

  2. deface(Verb)

    To void or devalue; to nullify or degrade the face value.

    He defaced the I.O.U. notes by scrawling "void" over them.

  3. deface(Verb)

    To alter a coat of arms or a flag by adding an element to it.

    You get the Finnish state flag by defacing the national flag with the state coat of arms placed in the middle of the cross.

  4. Origin: "to obliterate," from desfacier, from des- (see dis-) + *facia

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deface(verb)

    to destroy or mar the face or external appearance of; to disfigure; to injure, spoil, or mar, by effacing or obliterating important features or portions of; as, to deface a monument; to deface an edifice; to deface writing; to deface a note, deed, or bond; to deface a record

  2. Deface(verb)

    to destroy; to make null


  1. Deface

    Deface is unique in that it is the first American-made film in which the entire narrative takes place in North Korea, with a fully Asian American cast. The film is subtitled in English with the actors speaking Korean with a North Korean dialect. Deface has played in numerous film festivals and has garnered several awards. In 2007 it won Best Narrative Short at the Austin Film Festival, qualifying the film for Oscar consideration in the category of Best Live Action Short Film of 2008.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Deface

    de-fās′, v.t. to destroy or mar the face or external appearance of, to disfigure: to obliterate.—n. Deface′ment, act of defacing: injury to form or appearance: that which defaces.—adv. Defā′cingly. [O. Fr. desfacerdes = L. dis, away, facies, face.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of deface in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of deface in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. South:

    A good inclination is but the first rude draught of virtue, but the finishing strokes are from the will, which, if well disposed, will by degrees perfect it, as if all disposed will quickly deface it.

Images & Illustrations of deface

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Translations for deface

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • vahingoittaa, mitätöidä, muunnella, turmellaFinnish
  • schendenDutch

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