What does facade mean?

Definitions for facade
fəˈsɑd, fæ-fa·cade

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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

Wikipedia

  1. facade

    A façade ( (listen)) (also written facade) is generally the front part or exterior of a building. It is a loan word from the French façade (pronounced [fasad]), which means 'frontage' or 'face'. In architecture, the façade of a building is often the most important aspect from a design standpoint, as it sets the tone for the rest of the building. From the engineering perspective, the façade is also of great importance due to its impact on energy efficiency. For historical façades, many local zoning regulations or other laws greatly restrict or even forbid their alteration.

ChatGPT

  1. facade

    A facade refers to the front exterior or face of a building or structure, often designed to give a particular impression or appearance. It can also refer to an outer appearance or demeanor that disguises or hides the true nature, feelings, or intentions of a person or entity.

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.]

Wikidata

  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. Eric Dane:

    To have secrets and to have to live keeping those secrets from people, i've certainly had my struggles with alcoholism, drug addiction, mental health, and I know what it's like to have to put up a facade and have an external experience not match the internal experience. I felt like that was my strongest asset in trying to articulate what the guy's going through.

  2. Jason Borden:

    I saw cracks in the stucco facade. I saw deterioration of the concrete balconies.

  3. Robert Leach:

    The defendant's fraudulent scheme made her a billionaire. The scheme brought her fame, it brought her honor, and it brought her adoration, she had become, as she sought, one of the most celebrated CEOs in Silicon Valley and the world, but under the facade of Theranos' success, there were significant problems brewing.

  4. Aloo Denish Obiero:

    Build a life that radiates internal happiness, not merely an external façade.

  5. 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.

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