facial

SpeakerListen:
 /ˈfeɪʃəl/



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
fa•cial /ˈfeɪʃəl/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. of the face:a facial expression.
  2. used to improve the condition or appearance of the face:a facial cream.

n. [countable]
  1. a treatment to beautify the face:She had a facial at the beauty parlor.
fa•cial•ly, adv. See -face-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
fa•cial  (fāshəl), 
adj. 
  1. of the face:facial expression.
  2. for the face:a facial cream.

n. 
  1. a treatment to beautify the face.
Etymology:1600–10;
1910–15 for def. 3;
Medieval Latin faciālis. See face, -al1
facial•ly, adv. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
fas•ci•a  (fashē ə for 1, 3–5;shə for 2), 
n., pl. fas•ci•ae 
    (fashē ē′) 
    for 1, 3–5;fas•cias (fāshəz) 
    for 2.
    1. Clothinga band or fillet, as for binding the hair.
    2. British TermsAlso called fascia board′. facia.
    3. [Archit.]
        • 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.
      [Anat., Zool.]
        • a band or sheath of connective tissue investing, supporting, or binding together internal organs or parts of the body.
        • tissue of this kind.
    4. Zoology, Botany[Zool., Bot.]a distinctly marked band of color.
    Etymology:
    • Latin: band, bandage; akin to fasces
    • 1555–65
    fasci•al, adj. 


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

facial /ˈfeɪʃəl/ adj
  1. of or relating to the face
n
  1. a beauty treatment for the face, involving cleansing, massage, and cosmetic packs

ˈfacially adv



fascia, facia /ˈfeɪʃɪə/ n ( pl -ciae / -ʃɪˌiː/)
  1. the flat surface above a shop window
  2. a flat band or surface, esp a part of an architrave or cornice
  3. /ˈfæʃɪə/ fibrous connective tissue occurring in sheets beneath the surface of the skin and between muscles and groups of muscles
  4. a distinctive band of colour, as on an insect or plant
  5. Brit
    a less common name for dashboard
Etymology: 16th Century: from Latin: band: related to fascis bundle; see fasces

ˈfascial, ˈfacial adj



'facial' also found in these entries:
Advertisements

Download free Android and iPhone apps

Android AppiPhone App

Report an inappropriate ad.