synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of facing in English

English Online Dictionary. What means facing‎? What does facing mean?

  • IPA(key): /ˈfeɪsɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -eɪsɪŋ

facing (not comparable)

  1. Positioned so as to face (in a particular direction)
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  2. (rail transport, of points and crossovers) Diverging in the direction of travel.
  • trailing

facing (plural facings)

  1. The most external portion of exterior siding.
  2. (sewing) Fabric applied to a garment edge on the underside.
  3. (metalworking) A powdered substance, such as charcoal or bituminous coal, applied to the face of a mould, or mixed with the sand that forms it, to give a fine smooth surface to the casting.
  4. (military, in the plural) The collar and cuffs of a military coat, commonly of a different colour from the rest of the coat.
  5. (military, usually in the plural) The movement of soldiers by turning on their heels to the right, left, or about.


  1. present participle and gerund of face
  • “facing”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–2022.

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