Definition of facade in English:


Line breaks: fa¦cade
Pronunciation: /fəˈsɑːd
(also façade)


  • 1The principal front of a building, that faces on to a street or open space: the house has a half-timbered facade
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    • There will also be a substantial increase in office space and the front facade of the building is to undergo a total makeover.
    • The building facades facing the courtyard were to be cleaned and restored; a new glazed roof would cover the courtyard.
    • The neighborhoods built during colonial times have narrow streets with continuous building facades that converge on central plazas.


mid 17th century: from French façade, from face 'face', on the pattern of Italian facciata.

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