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Definition of the noun facade

What does facade mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: facades

  1. the face or front of a building
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of facade: frontage / frontal
    • more generic word: front = the side that is seen or that goes first
    • more specific word: frontispiece = an ornamental facade
  2. a showy misrepresentation intended to conceal something unpleasant

Alternative definition of the noun facade


  1. The face of a building, especially the front.
  2. [figuratively] A deceptive outward appearance.

Definition of the noun facade for high school students

    the wall of a building
    • example: Meet me in front of the museum's main façade.
    a deceptive appearance or attitude
    • example: Despite my smiling façade, I am feeling melancholy.

The noun facade is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Facade

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Google previewStructural Glass Facades and Enclosures (2011)

by Mic Patterson

The west facade is a conventional unitized curtain wall system, augmented with vertical frosted glass shading fins to protect the interior from...

Google previewTN 840 North from I-40 East Near Lebanon in Wilson County to I-40 West in Dickson County, Wilson County, Dickson County, Sumner County, Robertson County, Montgomery County, Cheatham County (1995)

Environmental Impact Statement

facade is a one-story entry porch with a gabled hip roof and ca. 1960 metal support posts. The main...

On the east, or rear, facade is an attached. one-story' concrete block wing with a gable ...

Google previewThe Myth of Power and the Self (2002)

Essays on Franz Kafka by Walter Herbert Sokel

Whereas Raban's facade is an unreal body, Samsa's facade is an evasive mind. It is consciousness finding itself imprisoned in a truth it cannot face. In the mature work the split between facade and true self is a discrepancy between a devious ...

Google previewHong Kong (2009)

by Phil Macdonald, Rory Boland

The facade is a masterpiece embellished with carvings and statues: A bronze dove symbolizing the holy spirit tops the facade, below which an infant Jesus is...

Google previewArchitecture of Greece (2004)

by Janina K. Darling

Its western facade is a low rectangle with a large central arched doorway flanked on each side by three lower doors.

Google previewThermally Active Surfaces in Architecture (2010)

by Kiel Moe

The east facade is a single layer glazed envelope ...

Google previewAmerican Architect and Architecture (1886)

The facade is a very satisfactory one to study, both in detail and in general effect. It seems...

Google previewThe Early Wooden Temples of Chamba

is modern, and there are sound reasons for the conclusion that the present facade is a quite arbitrary later reconstruction. The gable does not fit in at all. It is too small, so that carved planks had to be added on both sides in order to bring its ...

Google previewChasing Before (2014)

by Lenore Appelhans

The facade is a mishmash of different styles, as if hundreds of architects had a hand in its construction. It's strange but beautiful. “It is lovely here,” Libby says. “ Everything that wasn't already put in place by the celestial custodians is collectively ...

Google previewThe Spiritual Traveler (2001)

New York City : the Guide to Sacred Spaces and Peaceful Places by Edward F. Bergman

Behind irs rather modest red btick and btownstone facade is an elegant church. The inretior is a Latin ctoss with a high. batrel-vaulred ceiling and transeprs, with a dome and lanrem (the dome has been sealed and covered beneath the ...

Google previewMore Maya Missions (1994)

Exploring Colonial Chiapas by Richard D. Perry

The squared facade is a plateresque composition, clearly related to Tecpatan ( see Chapter Three) and the Dominican missions of Oaxaca. With the judicious use of cornices and pilasters, the various rounded arches and openings have been ...

Google previewTinyOS Programming (2009)

by Philip Levis, David Gay

The Facade pattern provides a uniform access point to interfaces provided by many components. A Facade is a nesC configuration that defines a coherent abstraction boundary by exporting the interfaces of several underlying components.

Google previewTraveling the Merritt Parkway (1998)

by Larry Larned

Beneath the stone facade is a reinforced concrete rigid-frame structure. The stone facing was negotiated during the property acquisition for this section of the Parkway. A very similar structure, the Stockley Bridge, exists in Borrowdale, England, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Islam

by H. A. R. Gibb, E. van Donzel, P. J. Bearman, J. van Lent

Facade (1901) patronizfd by the ruling family. Ismacil rebuilt cAbd al- Rahman Katkhuda 's Bab al-Sacayida, renovated the additional structures attached to it, such as the \«W/and mak- tab, and restored the Madrasa al-Aqbaghawiyya.

Google previewPictorial Encyclopedia of Historic Architectural Plans, Details and Elements (2012)

With 1880 Line Drawings of Arches, Domes, Doorways, Facades, Gables, Windows, etc. by John Theodore Haneman

Dealing with four stories and more Horizontal bands dividing the facade, with the introduction of columns at the corners of the upper division. Horizontal bands dividing a facade supported upon corbeled arches above a base with a batter wall.

Google previewOhio Historic Places Dictionary (2008)

by Editorial Staff, State History Publications, LLC

A three-and-a-half story Victorian Shingle dwelling, the Walter Field House is distinguished by an asymmetrical facade, gable ends, and shingle wall treatment. The front facade exhibits a projecting gabled pavilion and an Eastlake porch ...

Google previewA Visual Dictionary of Architecture (2012)

by Frank Ching

facade The frontofa building or any of its sides facing apublic wayorspace, esp. one distinguished by its architectural treatment. corps de logis In French architecture, aterm describing the frontispiece Aprincipal facade, or apart or feature of a ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Architecture (2008)

by Allison Lee Palmer

In the 1440s, Filippo Brunelleschi had built the Medici church of San Lorenzo, located right behind the family palace, but San Lorenzo never received a marble facade, and to this day it is covered in a rough-cut brick edged in layers with ridges ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art and Architecture (2013)

by Tom Devonshire Jones, Linda Murray, Peter Murray

facade The front of a building, which faces the spectator. The front of a ...

Google previewA New Topographical Dictionary of Ancient Rome (1992)

by L. Richardson, jr

Figure 77 Sepulcrum Scipionum, Facade, Restored - aw.”Figure 78 Sessorium, Amphitheatrum Castrense, Circus Varianus, and Thermae. SEP. SEMPRONIORUM the supposition that it is an adaptation of an older stone quarry. There was a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the City (2005)

by Roger W. Caves

FACADE PRESERVATION Since the late 1970s, the heritage movement has gained momentum in reaction to the tabula rasa approach of the modern movement in architecture and URBAN planning. This period witnessed an increased ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Architecture and Building (1905)

Biographical, Historical, and Descriptive by Russell Sturgis

Nave begun 1396; facade XV c ; choir and transept XVI c ; cupola XVIII c ; beautiful C with elegant detail ; one of the finest in north Italy. Ferrara. Cathedral C. Chiefly XII c ; additions XIII-XIV c; interior XVII c; campa-CHURCH nile ...

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Quotes about Facade

A good man often appears gauche simply because he does not take advantage of the myriad mean little chances of making himself look stylish. Preferring truth to form, he is not constantly at work upon the facade of his appearance. (Alanis Morissette)
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Scrabble value of F4A1C3A1D2E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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