HBHthe front part of your head, where your eyes, nose, and mouth are:
She had a beautiful face.
Her face was white with fear.
A big smile spread across his face.
I could see from the look on her face that something was wrong.
I felt like punching him in the face.
! Something isonsomeone'sface, not in their face:You've got a mark on your face.
an expression on someone's faceCOLLOCATIONS COLLOCATIONS a long face (=an unhappy expression) pull/make a face (=change your expression to make people laugh or to show you are angry, disappointed etc) a blank face (=an expression that shows you do not know or recognize something) a face like thunder (=a very angry expression) somebody's face lights up/brightens (=they start to look happy) somebody's face falls (=they start to look unhappy) somebody's face darkens (=they start to look angry or threatening) see something in somebody's face show in somebody's face something is written all over somebody's face (=something is obvious from someone's expression) you should have seen his/her facespoken (=used to say that someone was very angry, surprised etc) the look/expression on somebody's face a smile/grin/frown etc on somebody's face
the children's happy faces
I'll never forget my father's face - I'd never seen him so upset before.
at write (10)WORD CHOICE: WORD CHOICE: in front, opposite, faceIf something or someone is in front ofa building, they are directly outside the front of it• Meet me in front of the station.If something or someone is oppositea building, they are outside the front of it on the other side of a street, area of land etc• the fields opposite the schoolUse the verb faceto say that a building has something outside the front of it• My apartment block faces (NOT is in front of) the sea. • a house facing the square in front of, before!! Use in front ofnot 'before', to talk about doing something so that people can see or hear you• I had to explain myself in front of (NOT before) the whole class.!! Use before, not 'in front of',to talk about the order in which things happen• Before starting (NOT In front of starting), let's list what we have to do. ➔ See alsofront
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.