Easton's Bible Dictionary
Means simply presence, as when it is recorded that Adam and Eve hid themselves from the "face [R.V., `presence'] of the Lord God" (Genesis 3:8; Comp. Exodus 33:14, 15, where the same Hebrew word is rendered "presence"). The "light of God's countenance" is his favour (Psalm 44:3; Dan. 9:17). "Face" signifies also anger, justice, severity (Genesis 16:6, 8; Exodus 2:15; Psalm 68:1; Revelation 6:16). To "provoke God to his face" (Isaiah 65:3) is to sin against him openly.
The Jews prayed with their faces toward the temple and Jerusalem (1 Kings 8:38, 44, 48; Dan. 6:10). To "see God's face" is to have access to him and to enjoy his favour (Psalm 17:15; 27:8). This is the privilege of holy angels (Matthew 18:10; Luke 1:19). The "face of Jesus Christ" (2 Corinthians 4:6) is the office and person of Christ, the revealer of the glory of God (John 1:14, 18).
Noah Webster's New International Dictionary of the English Language
1. (n.) The exterior form or appearance of anything; that part which presents itself to the view; especially, the front or upper part or surface; that which particularly offers itself to the view of a spectator.
2. (n.) That part of a body, having several sides, which may be seen from one point, or which is presented toward a certain direction; one of the bounding planes of a solid; as, a cube has six faces.
3. (n.) The principal dressed surface of a plate, disk, or pulley; the principal flat surface of a part or object.
4. (n.) That part of the acting surface of a cog in a cog wheel, which projects beyond the pitch line.
5. (n.) The width of a pulley, or the length of a cog from end to end; as, a pulley or cog wheel of ten inches face.
6. (n.) The upper surface, or the character upon the surface, of a type, plate, etc.
7. (n.) The style or cut of a type or font of type.
8. (n.) Outside appearance; surface show; look; external aspect, whether natural, assumed, or acquired.
9. (n.) That part of the head, esp. of man, in which the eyes, cheeks, nose, and mouth are situated; visage; countenance.
10. (n.) Cast of features; expression of countenance; look; air; appearance.
11. (n.) Ten degrees in extent of a sign of the zodiac.
12. (n.) Maintenance of the countenance free from abashment or confusion; confidence; boldness; shamelessness; effrontery.
13. (n.) Presence; sight; front; as in the phrases, before the face of, in the immediate presence of; in the face of, before, in, or against the front of; as, to fly in the face of danger; to the face of, directly to; from the face of, from the presence of.
14. (n.) Mode of regard, whether favorable or unfavorable; favor or anger; mostly in Scriptural phrases.
15. (n.) The end or wall of the tunnel, drift, or excavation, at which work is progressing or was last done.
16. (n.) The exact amount expressed on a bill, note, bond, or other mercantile paper, without any addition for interest or reduction for discount.
17. (v. t.) To meet in front; to oppose with firmness; to resist, or to meet for the purpose of stopping or opposing; to confront; to encounter; as, to face an enemy in the field of battle.
18. (v. t.) To Confront impudently; to bully.
19. (v. t.) To stand opposite to; to stand with the face or front toward; to front upon; as, the apartments of the general faced the park.
20. (v. t.) To cover in front, for ornament, protection, etc.; to put a facing upon; as, a building faced with marble.
21. (v. t.) To line near the edge, esp. with a different material; as, to face the front of a coat, or the bottom of a dress.
22. (v. t.) To cover with better, or better appearing, material than the mass consists of, for purpose of deception, as the surface of a box of tea, a barrel of sugar, etc.
23. (v. t.) To make the surface of (anything) flat or smooth; to dress the face of (a stone, a casting, etc.); esp., in turning, to shape or smooth the flat surface of, as distinguished from the cylindrical surface.
24. (v. t.) To cause to turn or present a face or front, as in a particular direction.
25. (v. i.) To carry a false appearance; to play the hypocrite.
26. (v. i.) To turn the face; as, to face to the right or left.
27. (v. i.) To present a face or front.