Definition of facing in English:

facing

Line breaks: fa¦cing
Pronunciation: /ˈfeɪsɪŋ
 
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noun

1A piece of material sewn on the inside of a garment, especially at the neck and armholes, to strengthen it.
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  • Make the same adjustment on the underarm facing for a sleeveless garment.
  • Instead of sleeves, finish the armhole with a narrow facing.
  • Repeat to sew the facing to the garment, turning the seam allowances out of the way of the lapel.
1.1 (facings) The cuffs, collar, and lapels of a military jacket, contrasting in colour with the rest of the garment: the regiment’s uniforms had orange facings
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  • The meet took place at Chavenage House near Tetbury, and the Princess Royal was mounted on a bay horse and wore the traditional Beaufort outfit, a navy blue jacket with buff facings.
  • Regiments designated as ‘Royal’ adopted blue facings, blue being another principal colour of British royal heraldry and of the national flag.
  • They wear a uniform - blouse and trousers - of a bright homespun material, without any facings, but with brass buttons and collar ornaments.
Synonyms
covering, trimming, lining, interfacing, reinforcement, backing
2An outer layer covering the surface of a wall: the bricks were used as a facing on a concrete core
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  • Finish ornamental stone facings and surfaces of concrete structural products.
  • Mindful of Ben Rhydding's new conservation area status, the developers have been careful to include design features like using local stone for wall facings and slate roofs to ensure they get planning approval.
  • With its facing of white Portland stone, copper-covered roof and flèche glittering with gold bands the chapel can be seen far across Stanley Park.
Synonyms
cladding, veneer, skin, protective/decorative layer, surface, facade, front, fronting, false front, coating, covering, dressing, overlay, revetment, paving, lamination, inlay, plating;
North American siding

adjective

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Positioned so as to face: two facing pages [in combination]: two large front-facing windows
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  • I prodded the button with the downward facing arrow, and tapped my foot impatiently as the lift continued its journey to the 80th floor first before descending.
  • It must be said that the sideways facing hard drive bays and trays make it significantly easier to install, adjust and remove the drives.
  • Take care not to cut too close to a bud; about a quarter of an inch above an outward facing bud, cutting down and away from the bud on a 45 degree angle.

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