What does facing mean?

Definitions for facing
ˈfeɪ sɪŋfac·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. facingnoun

    a lining applied to the edge of a garment for ornamentation or strengthening

  2. facing, veneernoun

    an ornamental coating to a building

  3. facing, claddingnoun

    a protective covering that protects the outside of a building

  4. lining, facingnoun

    providing something with a surface of a different material

Wiktionary

  1. facingnoun

    The most external portion of exterior siding.

  2. facingadjective

    diverging in the direction of travel.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Facing

    of Face

  2. Facingnoun

    a covering in front, for ornament or other purpose; an exterior covering or sheathing; as, the facing of an earthen slope, sea wall, etc. , to strengthen it or to protect or adorn the exposed surface

  3. Facingnoun

    a lining placed near the edge of a garment for ornament or protection

  4. Facingnoun

    the finishing of any face of a wall with material different from that of which it is chiefly composed, or the coating or material so used

  5. Facingnoun

    a powdered substance, as charcoal, bituminous coal, ect., applied to the face of a mold, or mixed with the sand that forms it, to give a fine smooth surface to the casting

  6. Facingnoun

    the collar and cuffs of a military coat; -- commonly of a color different from that of the coat

  7. Facingnoun

    the movement of soldiers by turning on their heels to the right, left, or about; -- chiefly in the pl

Freebase

  1. Facing

    Facing is a common tool in the retail industry to create the look of a perfectly stocked store by pulling all of the products on a display or shelf to the front, as well as down stacking all the canned and stacked items. It is also done to keep the store appearing neat and organized. The workers who perform this task normally have jobs doing other things in the store such as customer service, stocking shelves, daytime cleaning, bagging and carry outs, etc. In some stores, however, facing is done only by the stockers. Facing is generally done near closing time when there are fewer customers and also while the store is completely closed. In busier stores it may be done constantly. In department stores it may be referred to as recovery, as in the store is recovering from the rush of customers that affect the model appearance the store wants to portray. Merchandise may be put in the wrong area, or customers may leave debris on the floor. Correcting these issues is a part of the recovery process. Facings also refer to the amount of shelf space a particular product is given. A lot of facing generally increases sales of a particular product, therefore manufacturers will pay more money to get more facings for their products. This inevitably leads to situations where the largest manufacturers end up with the most facings because they are able to pay the most.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. facing

    Letting one piece of timber into another with a rabbet to give additional strength or finish. Also, a movement for forming soldiers and small-arm men.--Facings. The front of regimentals and uniforms.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. facing

    A covering, a plating.

Editors Contribution

  1. facing

    To a specific direction.

    The house was facing the south and the garden had beautiful summer sunshine.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 20, 2020  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'facing' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2726

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'facing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2883

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of facing in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of facing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of facing in a Sentence

  1. John Roome:

    Cities and coastal areas are woefully unprepared for the kind of climate and disaster risk now facing our world.

  2. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal:

    I don't think anyone should have to choose between following their conscience and religious beliefs and giving up their job and facing financial sanctions. I think it's wrong to force Christian individuals or business owners, we are seeing government today discriminate against whether it's clerks, florists, musicians or others. I think that's wrong. I think you should be able to keep your job and follow your conscience.

  3. Alison Bateman-House:

    The FDA’s participation in this process helps protect patients from what may be an even worse outcome than what they are facing, by seeking to remove The FDA from approving compassionate use attempts, right to try laws remove an essential safeguard.

  4. President Yu-Taik Chon:

    I think the country has already changed a lot over the years. People are more interested in foreign countries and more relaxed when facing us.

  5. Zhong Nanshan:

    The majority of... Chinese at the moment are still susceptible to COVID-19 infection because (of) a lack of immunity, we are facing (a) big challenge, it's not better than the foreign countries I think at the moment.

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