What does facade mean?

Definitions for facade
fəˈsɑd, fæ-fa·cade

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. facade, frontage, frontalnoun

    the face or front of a building

  2. facade, window dressingnoun

    a showy misrepresentation intended to conceal something unpleasant

Wiktionary

  1. facadenoun

    The face of a building, especially the front.

  2. facadenoun

    A deceptive outward appearance.

  3. façadenoun

    The face of a building, especially the front view or elevation.

  4. façadenoun

    The face or front (most visible side) of any other thing, such as an organ.

  5. façadenoun

    A deceptive outward appearance; a front.

  6. Etymology: From façade, from facciata, a derivation of faccia, from facies; compare face

Webster Dictionary

  1. Facadenoun

    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

  2. Etymology: [F., fr. It. facciata, fr. faccia face, L. facies. See Face.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Façade

    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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of facade in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of facade in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of facade in a Sentence

  1. Kwabena Mensah:

    The building had no elevator, The Associated Press reported, citing city records. Fire escapes were visible on the facade of the building. The fire department responded to emergency calls within three minutes. Witnesses described the scene of the fire and the panic from the building's tenants. Xanral Collins, Xanral Collins, told the New York Post Xanral Collins saw a father running toward the building, but was unable to enter. I saw Xanral Collins screaming,' My babies are dead ! My babies are dead !' Xanral Collins said. Jamal Flicker, Jamal Flicker told the New York Post Jamal Flicker heard screams for help. The smoke was crazy, people screaming,' Get out ! Jamal Flicker said. I heard a woman yelling,' We're trapped, help !' Neighborhood resident Robert Gonzalez, who has a friend who lives in the building, told the Associated Press she got out on a fire escape as another resident fled with five children. When I got here, she was crying, Robert Gonzalez said. Kwabena Mensah told the Daily News Kwabena Mensah feared Kwabena Mensah son, Kwabena Mensah, Kwabena Mensah, was one of the victims of the devastating fire. Kwabena Mensah came home from the Army about a week ago for the holidays, Kwabena Mensah said. Kwabena Mensah said Kwabena Mensah son’s roommate saw Kwabena Mensah before the fire broke out in the building. Kwabena Mensah was telling the roommate to not come out of the apartment because there was smoke. But when they rescued everyone from the windows, we couldn't find Kwabena Mensah. I went to four hospitals, I can't find Kwabena Mensah.

  2. Julieta Lopez:

    Venezuela is really a dictatorship, we have a facade of democracy.

  3. Geoffroy Coomans De Brachene:

    Authorities genuinely forgot that the facade was here, they also forgot to secure the spot properly.

  4. Nadia Shihata:

    Some put on a strong facade but eventually broke down. Some got frustrated and upset. Many of them were ashamed and embarrassed, it was often difficult testimony to listen to. But, you know what ? As difficult as it was for all of us to hear, it was far worse for them to experience and relive.

  5. Mary Beth Haglin:

    He did so with such intelligence and such an elevated vocabulary that I was completely duped by the whole facade, many people see him as the victim and me as the perpetrator.

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    pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion
    • A. handsome
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