What does face-off mean?

Definitions for face-off

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. confrontation, encounter, showdown, face-off(noun)

    a hostile disagreement face-to-face

  2. face-off(verb)

    (ice hockey) the method of starting play; a referee drops the puck between two opposing players

  3. face off, bully off(verb)

    start a game by a face-off


  1. face-off(Noun)

    A confrontation or argument between two people or groups

    It's unclear which side will win the latest face-off between the President and Congress.

  2. face-off(Noun)

    The start of play, when two players try to get control of the puck dropped by the referee


  1. Face-off

    A faceoff is the method used to begin play in ice hockey and some other sports. The two teams line up in opposition to each other, and the opposing skaters attempt to gain control of the puck after it is dropped between their sticks by an official. Faceoffs are generally handlled by centres, although some wingers and a small number of defensemen also handle faceoffs. One of the referees drops the puck at centre ice to start each period and following the scoring of a goal. The linesmen are responsible for all other faceoffs.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of face-off in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of face-off in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. David Alessi:

    With an acid attack you essentially burn someone’s face off, you blind them, and horribly disfigure them ….

  2. Myles Zyblock:

    I'm concerned that it's more of a value trapped in a value opportunity, you're seeing rip-your-face-off rallies followed by rip-your-face-off sell-offs.

  3. Mike McCarthy:

    There's a face-off between investors and traders, investors see value in the market. They are met by traders who see the market at the top of the trading range.

  4. Arun Prakash:

    Fortunately, there are signs this government has woken up to the crisis, but it will take time to rebuild. We should hope that we don't get into a face-off with the Chinese, that our diplomacy and alliances will keep things in check.

  5. John Thurman:

    I tried to get to some of my colleagues that I knew were in the room, we were at that point of having to crawl on the floor and because it was now full of smoke, very hot air. You took your face off the floor and you couldn't breathe.

Images & Illustrations of face-off

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Translations for face-off

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • सामना करनाHindi
  • 対決Japanese
  • противостояние, конфронтация, противоборствоRussian
  • முகம் ஆஃப்Tamil

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