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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Facingnoun

    An ornamental covering; that which is put on the outside of any thing by way of decoration.

    Etymology: from To face.

    These offices and dignities were but the facings and fringes of his greatness. Henry Wotton.

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. Donald Generals:

    Instead of facing a trial and possible conviction, this program provides the opportunity for college credits and the possibility of a future which includes a college degree.

  2. Ezekiel Mutua:

    It is a story about the realities of our time and the challenges that our kids are facing especially with their sexuality.

  3. Former President Obama:

    Gov. Romney, I'm glad that you recognize that al Qaeda is a threat, because a few months ago when you were asked what's the biggest geopolitical threat facing America, you said Russia.

  4. Carlos Zarlenga:

    As market leaders, we are taking on the responsibility of facing the challenges of competitiveness that the industry is experiencing in order to make a sustainable future possible for our businesses and the proper return to shareholders, we continue to work with unions, dealers, suppliers and the government in order to enable this new and additional 10 billion reais investment in the factories of São Caetano do Sul and São José dos Campos.

  5. Aurora Berill:

    Take the time to think carefully about the problems and difficulties you are facing at the moment, but never lose yourself in them.

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