Definition of double-faced in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌdəbəlˈfāst/


1Having two faces: a double-faced clock
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  • The double-faced clock is mounted on the front of the old fire station on Victoria Road, next to the town's bus station.
  • If we were really lucky we got to go in through the rotating doors under the Selfridges double-faced clock.
  • The double-faced clocks, which inexorably mark the time limits for tournament chess players, ticked off the carefully allotted seconds at Havana's Capablanca Chess Club.
1.1Tending to say one thing and do another; deceitful.
Example sentences
  • Avoid being double-faced in any area of life, as you don't gain from it.
  • Avoid being political or double-faced in any area of life.
  • No one can get away with such a double-faced game.
1.2(Of a fabric or material) finished on both sides so that either may be used as the right side.
Example sentences
  • Coach's iconic double-faced cotton twill fabric, contrasting with the fun fashion colours in the interiors of the bags, is complete with a chunky Soho buckle.
  • Fabrics include gold embroidered saris and double-faced cloths with tiny mirrors sewn into the fabric.
  • It is made from a double-faced fabric so it can be worn next to the skin and contains 50 per cent extrafine Merino wool fibre.

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Syllabification: dou·ble-faced

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