- [C]脸,面孔 the front part of the head from the chin to the forehead and hair
- [C]面容,面部表情 a look or expression on the face
- [C]外表,外貌 appearance
- [C][U]表面,面貌 the front, outer, or most important surface of sth
- [U]面子,威严 a state of being respected by others
- vt. & vi. 面对,面向 … turn, stand in the direction
- vt. 面临 … be in a position in which one must deal with
- vt. & vi. 正视,承认 meet or oppose firmly and not try to avoid
the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear;
"he washed his face"
"I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news"
the feelings expressed on a person's face;
"a sad expression"
"a look of triumph"
"an angry face"
the general outward appearance of something;
"the face of the city is changing"
the striking or working surface of an implement
a part of a person that is used to refer to a person;
"he looked out at a roomful of faces"
"when he returned to work he met many new faces"
a surface forming part of the outside of an object;
"he examined all sides of the crystal"
"dew dripped from the face of the leaf"
the part of an animal corresponding to the human face
the side upon which the use of a thing depends (usually the most prominent surface of an object);
"he dealt the cards face down"
a contorted facial expression;
"she made a grimace at the prospect"
a specific size and style of type within a type family
status in the eyes of others;
"he lost face"
"I couldn't believe her boldness"
"he had the effrontery to question my honesty"
a vertical surface of a building or cliff
deal with (something unpleasant) head on;
"You must confront your problems"
"He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes"
oppose, as in hostility or a competition;
"You must confront your opponent"
"Jackson faced Smith in the boxing ring"
"The two enemies finally confronted each other"
be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to;
"The house looks north"
"My backyard look onto the pond"
"The building faces the park"
"the facing page"
"the two sofas face each other"
turn so as to face; turn the face in a certain direction;
"Turn and face your partner now"
present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize;
"We confronted him with the evidence"
"He was faced with all the evidence and could no longer deny his actions"
"An enormous dilemma faces us"
turn so as to expose the face;
"face a playing card"
line the edge (of a garment) with a different material;
"face the lapels of the jacket"
cover the front or surface of;
"The building was faced with beautiful stones"
- A cut diamond has many faces.
- They disappeared from the face of the earth.
- The clowns pulled funny faces.
- The sun was shining in our faces.
- Her face lit up when she saw he was coming.
- She had a face like thunder.
- Her exam results were disappointing but she tried to put a brave face on it.
- He faced the difficulty with courage.
- He must face up to the fact that he is no longer young.
- The window faces the street.
- I turned my chair round to face the fire.
- The building faces north.
- He altered his face suddenly.
- Their faces were pinched with grief.
- The children's faces were brightened up when they saw their parents appear at the gate of the kindergarten.
- The blood drained from her face as she learned what had happened.
- Her pale face betrayed her fear.
- She could not help her tears of gratitude rolling down her face.
- His red hair hung down upon his white face.
- The wind blew on his face.
- His face beamed with delight when he heard that the first prize was to give to him.
- The children stared at the lion, all the colour draining from their faces.
- When she came to, friendly faces were bending over her.
- His scheme blew up in his face after all, despite his optimism.
- The face of the town will be completely changed before long.
- I cannot call his face back.
- The face of the building is covered with climbing plants.
- He knew he was wrong, but would not admit it, for fear of losing face.
- The difficulty is how to admit the mistake without losing face.
- All the houses there face south.
- He turned and faced us.
- She sat on Mother's right, facing Mary.
- He feels nervous when he faces so many people.
- He sat facing the door.
- The building faces the street.
- My house faces the sea.
- It faces the Atlantic on the east and the Pacific on the west.
- After such conduct she dare not face me.
- I'm ashamed to face people now,I've had such bad results.
- She did not want to face those people again .
- The next day, not wishing to face their teacher, they shut themselves up in their room.
- Our school faced unprecedented difficulties.
- We still face arduous struggles.
- The army often faced a serious shortage of food.
- We must face hard work and difficulties.
- We must face these difficulties squarely and overcome them.
- Face danger!Don't be afraid!
- What gave him the courage to face such dangers?
- We must face the facts.
- He was prepared to face the consequences.
- We share common experiences and face common tasks.
- He was ready to face both death and torture.
- The soldiers faced death bravely.
- The big problem that faced them was the lack of manpower.
- They are facing a grave economic crisis.
- We can never rest content. New and greater tasks face us.
- By getting down to all these jobs, we can certainly overcome the difficulties facing us.
- The boy was caught cheating in the examination and had to face the music.
- If we are going to be punished,I don't want to face the music alone.
- Recognizing that the whole thing was his fault, he decided to face the music.
- You may manage to get away with these dishonest practices for a while, but sooner or later you will be discovered, and then you will have to face the music.
- Arriving at the top of the hill, we were faced by a most impressive scene.
- I could not face going there alone.
- It has a large window facing east.
- Thus they have correctly solved the urgent problems facing them.
面对面 confronting sb
- fly in the face of
悍然不顾; 公然违抗 foolishly take a course which seems to be defying discretion, providence, etc.
- hide one's face
恨不得找个地缝钻进去 cover one's face because of shame or embarrassment
- in the face
- in (the) face of
- laugh in sb's face
〈非正〉对某人公开表示轻蔑或不服从,当面嘲笑某人 show clear disrespect or disobedience towards sb
- laugh on the other side of one's face
转喜为忧 change from joy or triumph to sorrow or regret
- look in the face
正视(某人) be able to face sb without shame or fear
look sb in the face
If he knows I told him a lie, how can I look him in the face again?
- make a face〔faces〕
〈非正〉做鬼脸,做苦相 make an expression with the face to show dislike, disgust, or pain in order to amuse, anger, or frighten
- on the face of
表面上看来 appearance on sth
- pull a face
〈非正〉做鬼脸 make faces
- pull〔wear〕 a long face
拉长脸(显出不喜欢或不高兴的样子) show signs of dislike or distaste
- put a good face on
装出不在意的样子 pretend to be completely normal
- save one's face
保全面子 avoid losing one's dignity or suffering loss of credit or reputation
- show one's face
〈非正〉露脸,出现 appear face
- spit in the face of
蔑视某人 show a complete lack of respect for sb
- spoil one's face
毁损某人的容貌 ruin one's face
- stare in the face
〈非正〉显而易见 be very easy to understand
- to one's face
- face about (v.+adv.)
突然改变主意 change one's opinion completely, often suddenly
About face! shouted the officer.
向后——转!军官命令道。face sb ⇔ about
The officer faced his men about.
The middle of an election is no time to face about.
- face away (v.+adv.)
把脸转到一边 take or have a position looking in the other direction from sth/sb
Why did you face away when you saw me yesterday?
你昨天看见我为什么把脸掉过去不理我?face away from sb/sth
The school faces away from the river.
- face down (v.+adv.)
(用目光)压倒; 勇敢地挫败(某人) defeat an opponent with boldness
Everybody face down, there are bombs coming over!
小心!有炸弹!face sb ⇔ down
The teacher faced down the angry student without saying anything.
- face off (v.+adv.)
发球 start a game or part of a game
The two teams are in position, ready to face off.
双方队员各就各位,准备发球。face sth ⇔ off
John faced off the ball.
- face onto (v.+prep.)
面对 have the front lying opposition to a place
face onto sth
Our new house faces onto the park.
- face out (v.+adv.)
勇敢地应对 oppose or deal with bravely
face sb/sth ⇔ out
Everyone admired the way she faced out the opposition in the debate.
He faced me out that he knew nothing about the matter.
- face round (v.+adv.)
转动(头) turn round especially with the head
Face round, please, so that I can cut your hair at the back.
- face to (v.+prep.)
面对 stand in the direction
face to sth
The house faces to the east.
- face toward (v.+prep.)
朝向 stand in the direction
face toward sth
On a railway journey Mrs. Johnson liked to sit facing toward the engine.
- face up to (v.+adv.+prep.)
勇敢地接受〔面对〕,正视(而不畏缩) show courage in accepting, hearing, or dealing with sth difficult or painful
face up to sth
The boy knew he should tell his neighbour that he broke the window, but he couldn't face up to it.
They were determined to face up to the difficulties.
The explorers faced up to terrible hardships with constant cheerfulness.
We hope they will face up to the grave situation prevailing there.
He won't face up to the fact that he is too old for the job.
We are bankrupt and must face up to the fact.
They argued with him, but he could not face up to reality.
Most of them faced up to the hardships of pioneering without thought of personal gain or loss.
She could not face up to the prospect of living in reduced circumstances.
The greater our achievements, the more we should face up to our shortcomings.
- face with (v.+prep.)
用…覆盖,抹上 cover a surface with sth, especially another material
- accept the face of 偏袒,偏爱
- bury one's face in one's hands 用两手捂住脸
- cover one's face 掩面,捂脸
- have the face 有脸,有面子
- hide one's face 把脸藏起来,低头不理睬
- keep a straight face 板着面孔,不露笑脸
- look sb in the face 直视某人的脸
- lose face 丢脸,丢面子
- make a face at sb 对某人做鬼脸
- meet face to face 面对面,碰面
- press face against 把脸贴在…上
- pull a long face 脸色难看,愁眉苦脸,拉长脸
- put a good face on sth 装饰某物,对某事持乐观态度
- put on a new face 面目一新,改观
- recognize sb's face 认出某人的面孔
- remember sb's face 记得某人的面容
- save one's face 保全脸面,挽回面子
- see face to 碰面
- set one's face against sth 坚决反对某事,抵制某事
- show one's face 露面
- take on a new face 面貌一新
- turn one's face away 把脸转过去
- wash one's face 洗脸
- wear a long face 脸色难看,愁眉苦脸,拉长脸
- angry face 愤怒的面孔,生气的面孔
- beautiful face 美丽的脸庞
- broad face 宽脸
- brown face 黝黑的脸
- clean face 干净的脸面
- cold face 冰冷的面孔
- dirty face 脏脸
- empty face 毫无表情的面孔
- fair face 漂亮的容貌
- handsome face 英俊的脸庞
- happy face 幸福的面容
- honest face 诚实的面容
- kind face 慈祥的面容
- long face 不高兴的脸,愁容
- made-up face 化了妆的脸
- masked face 带着假面具的脸
- open face 坦率的面容
- pale face 苍白的脸色
- pretty face 漂亮的脸
- proud face 傲慢的面孔〔表情〕
- rough face 粗糙的脸皮〔表面〕
- round face 圆脸
- sad face 忧愁的面容
- serious face 严肃的面孔
- smiling face 笑脸
- smooth face 没有胡子的脸,白净的脸
- sweaty face 汗流满面
- sweet face 可爱的脸
- thin face 清瘦的面孔
- tired face 疲倦的面容
- troubled face 愁容
- ugly face 难看的脸,丑陋的面容
- unhealthy face 病态的脸
- wasted face 消瘦的面容
- wooden face 毫无表情的脸
- before sb's face 当着某人的面
- in one's face 在前面(面前),不顾,面临
- in the face of the world 公然
- on the face of it 表面看来
- on the face of the earth 在地球上
- over the face 满面
- to sb's face 当着某人的面
- with a burning face 涨红脸地
- with a serious face 神情严肃地
- face a grave economic crisis 面临严重的经济危机
- face a most impressive scene 面对一片令人惊叹的景色
- face a serious shortage of food 面临粮食缺得很厉害的情况
- face arduous struggles 面对艰苦的斗争
- face both death and torture 面对死亡和酷刑
- face people 见人
- face the Atlantic on the east 东临大西洋
- face the consequences 承担后果
- face the door 面对门
- face the music 承担后果
- face the Pacific on the west 西临太平洋
- face the possibility of an early death 面临可能早逝的可能性
- face the responsibility 正视责任
- face the river 面对河
- face the sea 面向大海
- face the street 面对大街
- face the task 面临任务
- face the top of the hill 面对山顶
- face the urgent problems 面临紧迫问题
- face these difficulties squarely 正视困难
- face unprecedented difficulties 碰到了前所未有的困难
- face accidentally 偶然地面对
- face amicably 友好地面对
- face artfully 狡猾地面对
- face assiduously 持之以恒地面对
- face benignly 仁慈地面对
- face blindly 盲目地面对
- face bravely 勇敢地面对
- face cautiously 谨慎地面对
- face challengingly 具有挑战性地面对
- face cheerfully 愉快地面对
- face complacently 自鸣得意地面对
- face completely 完全地面对
- face contemptuously 傲慢地面对
- face cordially 真心实意地面对
- face decisively 果断地面对
- face delightfully 愉快地面对
- face diffidently 胆怯地面对
- face dramatically 戏剧性地面对
- face eagerly 热切地面对
- face elatedly 兴高采烈地面对
- face enthusiastically 热情地面对
- face eventually 最终面对
- face foolishly 愚蠢地面对
- face formally 正式地面对
- face frankly 真诚地面对
- face generally 普遍地面对
- face generously 慷慨地面对
- face glibly 圆滑地面对
- face handsomely 大方地面对
- face harmoniously 和谐地面对
- face hastily 仓促地面对
- face haughtily 傲慢地面对
- face heroically 英勇地面对
- face incautiously 轻易地面对
- face indignantly 愤慨地面对
- face insidiously 不知不觉地面对
- face intelligently 聪明地面对
- face laboriously 艰难地面对
- face listlessly 无精打采地面对
- face mistakenly 错误地面对
- face mutually 一致面对
- face pacifically 平和地面对
- face peacefully 平静地面对
- face philosophically 冷静地面对
- face pleasantly 愉快地面对
- face precipitately 鲁莽地面对
- face probably 适当地面对
- face publicly 公开地面对
- face readily 欣然地面对
- face reasonably 明智地面对
- face recklessly 轻率地面对
- face reluctantly 不情愿地面对
- face resolutely 坚决地面对
- face seriously 严肃地面对
- face simultaneously 暂时地面对
- face sincerely 诚恳地面对
- face skilfully 巧妙地面对
- face superficially 表面上地面对
- face unexpectedly 出乎意外地面对
- face unhappily 不愉快地面对
- face utterly 完全地面对
- face viciously 恶意地面对
- face violently 粗暴地面对
- face about 向后转,突然改变主意
- face away 把脸转到一边
- face down 朝下看
- face out 勇敢地应对
- face round 转动
Norma could see the criminal's face clearly, both full-front and in profile.出自： E. Baker
India faced an important governmental crisis early in 1966.出自： Lyndon B. Johnson
- face既可用作及物动词,也可用作不及物动词,用作及物动词时,后面可接人或表示困难、形势、问题等的抽象名词或动名词作宾语; 用作不及物动词时,多用来指房屋的朝向。
- The soldier owed his courage to his ability to remain cool in the face of danger.
- The soldier owed his courage to his ability to remain cool in face of danger.
- 这位战士把勇气归功于在危险面前保 持镇定的能力。
- in one's face, on one's face
- Your nose is on your face.
- Your eyes are in your face.
- 2.面部上有表情时,如smile, expression, grin, frown等,介词用on。例如:
- A faint smile appeared on her face.她脸上露出了微微的笑容。
- The young boy returned with a victorious grin on his face.年轻人面带胜利的微笑回来了。
- hit my face, hit me in the face
- 在英语中常见的说法是hit me in the face; 前者指“打到的地方是脸部而不是其他部位”; 后者指“打到的人是我而不是别人,而被打到的部位是我的脸部而不是其他别的部位”。
- in the face of, on the face of
- The commander bade his men be undaunted in the face of perils.指挥员命令他的战士要临危不惧。
- The story is absurd on the face of it.这个故事表面上看起来是荒谬的。
- face, appearance, aspect, countenance, feature, look, visage
- She powdered her face before going to dinner.她去参加晚宴前往脸上搽了粉。
- The little boy's face shone when I gave him the sweets.我把糖果给那个小男孩时,他脸上露出了高兴的神色。
- The face of a city can change completely in a year.一个城市的面貌会在一年里完全改变。
- Her mouth is her best feature.她的嘴长得最好看。
- He is a boy with fine features.他是一个眉清目秀的美少年。
- The veil she was wearing obscured her features.她戴的面纱遮掩了她的面容。
- The light was so dim that I couldn't distinguish their features.光线太暗,我看不清他们的面貌。
- She has a pleasing countenance.她有一张讨人喜欢的面孔。
- At the sight of this photo he changed his countenance.他一看见这张照片脸色就变了。
- The man being interrogated remained in countenance.正在受审的人依然镇定自若。
- Her joke put him out of countenance.她的玩笑使他脸色不自然。
- Despite the threats he kept his countenance.尽管受到威胁他仍面不改色。
- The boss is always showing a grim visage to the workers.那老板总是对工人摆出一副铁板的脸。
- We became afraid of the angry aspect of the man.我们害怕那人生气的样子。
- China's industry is assuming a new aspect.中国的工业正在呈现新的面貌。
- He has the appearance of an able cadre.他那样子像个干练的干部。
- The scribbles on the walls ruined the neat appearance of the hall.乱涂墙壁破坏了大厅的整洁外观。
- Never judge appearance.不可以貌取人。
- The dog is like a wolf in appearance.这只狗看上去像只狼。
- She made a poor appearance on stage.她在舞台上表演不佳。
- 7.look是普通用词,用单数时表示脸色、神色、外表; 用复数时,纯指面容,一般用在口语中。例如:
- He sat down at the table with a weary look on his face.他面带倦容,在桌子旁边坐了下来。
- The man put on a serious look.这人摆出一副严肃的神色。
- You often judge a man by his looks, don't you?你老是根据相貌判断人,不是吗?
- in one's face 公开地,正对着
- to one's face 当着面
- face, face up to, face with
- 2.face up to表示“勇敢地面对”,指不但正视问题或困难,而且采取行动去解决它。例如:
- They faced up to the fresh problem with their usual courage and ingenuity.他们以惯常的勇气和机智去对付这个新问题。
- 3.face with则表示“面临”“遇到”。例如:
- We were faced with two alternatives.我们面对着两种抉择。
- face, face on to, face to, face toward
- face和由face构成的这几个短语都可表示“面对”,常可互换。其区别在于:face to多用于建筑物,少用于人; face toward多用于人, face on to则强调“正对着”或“直对着”,强调其精确程度。
- face, confront, encounter, meet
- He confronted his enemies bravely.他英勇地面对敌军。
- As soon as he was confronted with the evidence, he confessed.拿出证据与他对质时,他就招供了。
- I encountered a friend on the plane.我在飞机上遇到了一个朋友。
- I encountered many difficulties when I first started this job.我刚干这一工作时,碰上很多困难。
- When do we meet again?我们下次什么时候见面?
- I was fortunate enough to meet Mary at dinner.我真有幸在宴会上结识了玛丽。
- If he comes this way, we'll probably meet him.如果他从这条路来,我们或许会碰见他。
- We shall do our best to meet the difficulty.我们将尽力应付困难。
- The river meets the ocean at the city of New York.那条江在纽约汇入大西洋。
- That's where the two streets meet.那是两街相交之处。
- confront 不可避免地，面对面地相遇，也指敢于正视困难或问题。
误 She slapped him on the face.
正 She slapped him in the face.
误 A blank expression appeared in her face.
正 A blank expression appeared on her face.
误 John's careless work made him lose the face with his employer.
正 John's careless work made him lose face with his employer.他们给他自动辞职的选择以保全他的面子。
误 They gave him a choice of resigning to save the face.
正 They gave him a choice of resigning to save his face.
正 They gave him a choice of resigning to save appearance.
析 lose face的意思是“丢脸”, save one's face〔save appearance〕的意思是“保全面子”,均为固定用法。他有一张长脸。
误 He has a long face.
正 He has an oval face.
析 a long face的意思不是“长脸”,而是不高兴的脸,汉语中的“长脸”,可译为 oval face, longish face或slender face。
误 They are faced by new, common tasks in this struggle.
正 They are faced with new, common tasks in this struggle.他们面临极其困难的局面。
误 They were faced by an exceptionally difficult situation.
正 They were faced with an exceptionally difficult situation.
析 在be faced with表示“面临…”时介词用with,不能用by。他面临着被社会抛弃的危险。
误 He faced to be isolated from society.
正 He faced being isolated from society.
误 The flat faces the east.
正 The flat faces to〔on〕 the east.
正 The flat faces east.
- ☆ 13世纪晚期期进入英语，直接源自古法语的face；最初源自古典拉丁语的facies，意为外表，形状，形象。