What does facade mean?

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fəˈsɑd, fæ-fa·cade

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. facade, frontage, frontal(noun)

    the face or front of a building

  2. facade, window dressing(noun)

    a showy misrepresentation intended to conceal something unpleasant

Wiktionary

  1. facade(Noun)

    The face of a building, especially the front.

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

  2. facade(Noun)

    A deceptive outward appearance.

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

  3. façade(Noun)

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

  4. façade(Noun)

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

  5. façade(Noun)

    A deceptive outward appearance; a front.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Facade(noun)

    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

    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. 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. United States:

    Then came Rio Olympics. United States ' Missy Franklin had never been through anything like Rio Olympics before. There were plenty of tears, even as United States ' Missy Franklin tried to maintain United States ' Missy Franklin smiling, upbeat facade. It was brutal, United States ' Missy Franklin recalled. You are literally on the biggest stage in the world and falling short of every single goal youve set for yourself. You truly feel like youre embarrassing yourself. Yet, that was when United States ' Missy Franklin found something deep inside, something United States ' Missy Franklin always hoped was there but wouldnt really know until she went through such a trying ordeal. Its really easy to inspire people in success and when youre doing well. Its really hard to inspire people when youre failing, when youre falling on your butt, now I have to show up and be that person I always said I wanted to be in a situation like this. While this has been a solitary journey in many ways, Franklins husband has helped greatly in easing the transition from competitive swimming. When his wife-to-be was contemplating whether to have another surgery, he pointed out that there were far more important things still to come, that had nothing to do with being a star athlete. Theres always going to be a part of me thats still working through it, still reflecting and seeing what else I can take away from it.

  3. Swordfish:

    Ginger He exists in a world beyond your world. What we only fantasize - he does. He lives a life where nothing is beyond. But you know what its all a facade. All his charm and charisma, his wealth, his expensive toys. He is a driven, unflinching, calculating machine. He takes what he wants and then disappears. You don't find him - he finds you.

  4. Yolanda Sanchez:

    That is just a facade, for us nothing is repaired.

  5. The IEA:

    On the face of it, the oil price appears to be stabilizing. What a precarious balance it is, however, behind the façade of stability, the rebalancing triggered by the price collapse has yet to run its course, and it might be overly optimistic to expect it to proceed smoothly.

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