What does facing mean?

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ˈfeɪ sɪŋfac·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. facing(noun)

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

  2. facing, veneer(noun)

    an ornamental coating to a building

  3. facing, cladding(noun)

    a protective covering that protects the outside of a building

  4. lining, facing(noun)

    providing something with a surface of a different material

Wiktionary

  1. facing(Noun)

    The most external portion of exterior siding.

  2. facing(Adjective)

    diverging in the direction of travel.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Facing

    of Face

  2. Facing(noun)

    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. Facing(noun)

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

  4. Facing(noun)

    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. Facing(noun)

    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. Facing(noun)

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

  7. Facing(noun)

    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  

British National Corpus

  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

How to pronounce facing?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
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    British
    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say facing in sign language?

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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. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve:

    As we are about to open this festival and as I come here to check the security protocol, we are ... facing a risk that is higher than ever, and against an enemy who is determined to strike at any time, we must be extremely vigilant at all times.

  2. Christian Freedom International Jacobson:

    Until this decision, having a family sponsor has always been a huge positive factor in adjudicating asylum cases, christians are facing unspeakable torture and atrocities at the hands of ISIS.

  3. Safran Chief Executive Philippe Petitcolin:

    Concerning LEAP, we think we are at the maximum commitment we can make for the short term, we are facing a production increase that has never been done in the aerospace industry.

  4. Madhav Bhattarai:

    Our religion is facing a threat from the Christians who are proselytizing. We want to stop it.

  5. Jeb Bush:

    I will campaign as I would serve, going everywhere, speaking to everyone, keeping my word, facing the issues without flinching and staying true to what I believe, i will take nothing and no one for granted. I will run with heart. I will run to win.

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