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.
The face of a building, especially the front view or elevation.
The face or front (most visible side) of any other thing, such as an organ.
A deceptive outward appearance; a front.
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
Examples of facade in a Sentence
Authorities genuinely forgot that the facade was here, they also forgot to secure the spot properly.
That is just a facade, for us nothing is repaired.
Venezuela is really a dictatorship, we have a facade of democracy.
Behind the facade of stability, the rebalancing triggered by the price collapse has yet to run its course.
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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