WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
fa•cial /ˈfeɪʃəl/USA pronunciation
adj. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
a treatment to beautify the face:She had a facial at the beauty parlor.
fa•cial•ly, adv. See -face-.
- of the face:a facial expression.
- used to improve the condition or appearance of the face:a facial cream.
(fash′ē ə for 1, 3–5; fā′shə for 2),
n., pl. fas•ci•ae
for 1, 3–5;fas•cias(fā′shəz)
- Clothinga band or fillet, as for binding the hair.
- British TermsAlso called fas′cia board′. facia.
- any relatively broad, flat, horizontal surface, as the outer edge of a cornice, a stringcourse, etc.
- any of a number of horizontal bands, usually three in number, each projecting beyond the one below to form the architrave in the Ionic, Corinthian, and Composite orders.
- a band or sheath of connective tissue investing, supporting, or binding together internal organs or parts of the body.
- Zoology, Botany[Zool., Bot.]a distinctly marked band of color.
- Latin: band, bandage; akin to fasces
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
facial /ˈfeɪʃəl/ adj
- of or relating to the face
- a beauty treatment for the face, involving cleansing, massage, and cosmetic packs
fascia, facia /ˈfeɪʃɪə/ n ( pl -ciae / -ʃɪˌiː/)
Etymology: 16th Century: from Latin: band: related to fascis bundle; see fascesˈfascial, ˈfacial adj
- the flat surface above a shop window
- a flat band or surface, esp a part of an architrave or cornice
- /ˈfæʃɪə/ fibrous connective tissue occurring in sheets beneath the surface of the skin and between muscles and groups of muscles
- a distinctive band of colour, as on an insect or plant
a less common name for dashboard
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