简明英汉词典

face to face
adv.
面对面地

美国传统词典[双解]

face
face
AHD:[f3s]
D.J.[feis]
K.K.[fes]
n.(名词)

(1)

The surface of the front of the head from the top of the forehead to the base of the chin and from ear to ear.
脸:头部前部表面,从前额顶到下巴以及两耳之间

(2)

A person:
人:
We saw many new faces on the first day of classes.
上课第一天我们看到许多新面孔

(3)

A person's countenance.
人的面容

(4)

A contorted facial expression; a grimace:
怪相,鬼脸:异样的面部表情;怪相:
made a face at the prospect of eating lemons.
想到吃柠檬时做了一个怪相

(5)

Outward appearance:
外观:
the modern face of the city.
这座城的现代外观

(6)

Value or standing in the eyes of others; prestige:
面子,价值,威信:在别人眼里的价值或地位;威信:
lose face.
丢面子

(7)

Self-assurance; confidence:
自信;信心:
The team managed to maintain a firm face even in times of great adversity.
即使在危难时刻,这个队仍成功地保持了坚定的信心

(8)

Effrontery; impudence:
厚颜无耻;无礼:
had the face to question my judgment.
厚颜无耻来怀疑我的判断

(9)

The most significant or prominent surface of an object, especially:
表面:某物体最为重要和显著的表面,尤其是:

(10)

The surface presented to view; the front.
前面:视力所及的表面;正面

(11)

A fa?ade.
正面

(12)

Outer surface:
外表面:
the face of the earth.
地球的外表面

(13)

A marked side:
有标记的面:
the face of a clock; the face of a playing card.
时钟的表盘;扑克牌的正面

(14)

The right side, as of fabric.
正面:正面,如布的正面

(15)

Geometry A planar surface of a geometric solid.
【几何学】 表面:几何图形的多面体的表面

(16)

Any of the surfaces of a rock or crystal.
表面:岩石或晶体的表面

(17)

The end, as of a mine or tunnel, at which work is advancing.
采掘面:末端,如矿井的或坑道的,在此工作仍在继续

(18)

The appearance and geologic surface features of an area of land; topography.
地表特征:某一区域陆地表面和有几何形状的表面;地形

(19)

Printing A typeface or range of typefaces.
【印刷术】 版面,铅字字模面:铅字字模的面或铅字字模的排列
v.(动词)
facedfac.ingfac.es
v.tr.(及物动词)

(1)

To occupy a position with the face toward:
面向,面对:站在某一位置脸朝向:
stood and faced the audience.
面对观众站着

(2)

To front on:
朝…,面向…:
a window that faces the south.
朝南的一个窗户

(3)

To confront with complete awareness:
面对:完全意识到面对:
had to face the facts.
不得不面对事实

(4)

To overcome by confronting boldly or bravely:
正视:通过直率而勇敢地面对来克服:
“What this generation must do is face its problems”(John F. Kennedy)
“这一代必须做的是正视它的问题”(约翰F.肯尼迪)

(5)

To confront with impudence.
蔑视:无礼地面对

(6)

To be certain to encounter; have in store:
面临:必定遭到;面临的:
An unskilled youth faces a difficult life.
一个不成熟的青年,面临着生活的困境

(7)

To bring or to be brought face to face with:
(使)和面对面:
“The prospect of military conflict . . . faced us with nightmarish choices”(Henry A. Kissinger)
“未来的军事冲突…使我们面对恶梦似的决择”(亨利A.基辛格)

(8)

To cause (troops) to change direction by giving a command.
下令转向:下命令使(军队)改变方向

(9)

Games To turn (a playing card) so that the face is up.
【游戏】 翻牌:翻(扑克牌)使之面朝上

(10)

To furnish with a surface or cover of a different material:
包…表面,镀…:用不同的材料装上面:
bronze that is faced with gold foil.
包金箔的青铜

(11)

To line or trim the edge of, especially with contrasting material:
镶边,尤指用有反差的材料:
face a hem with lace.
给衣服边镶上花边

(12)

To treat the surface of so as to smooth.
把表面磨平
v.intr.(不及物动词)

(1)

To be turned or placed with the front toward a specified direction.
面对着:使正面朝某一特定方向

(2)

To turn the face in a specified direction.
将脸转向:脸转向某一特定的方向

常用词组

face down
To attain mastery over or overcome by confronting in a resolute, determined manner:
用目光压倒,降伏,威镇:通过坚定果断地面对而获得征服或克服:
face down an opponent in a debate; faced the enemy down.
在辩论中用目光压倒对方;震慑敌人

face off 【体育运动】
To start play in ice hockey, lacrosse, and other games by releasing the puck or ball between two opposing players.
开球:在冰球、曲棍球和其它的比赛中将冰球或球落在两对手之间进行开球

face up
To confront, an unpleasant situation, for example, with resolution and assurance:
面对:如坚决而又自信地,面对一个不愉快的状况:
had to face up or get out; finally faced up to the problem.
不得不面对,否则就是逃避;最终勇于面对那个问题

习惯用语

face the music
To accept the unpleasant consequences, especially of one's own actions.
承担后果:接受不中意的结果,尤其是自己行动的结果

face to face

(1)

In each other's presence; in direct communication:
面对面;直接交流:
The two world leaders at last spoke face to face.
两世界首领进行最后的直接交流

(2)

Directly confronting:
直接面对的:
We were face to face with death during the avalanche.
在雪崩过程中,我们直接面对死亡

in (the) face of
Despite the opposition of; notwithstanding:
断然不顾;不管:
“This statement flies in the face of accepted wisdom”(S. Fred Singer)
“这个说明勇敢地反抗公认的智慧”(S.费雷德·辛格)

on the face of it
From appearances alone; apparently:
从表面上判断;显然:
On the face of it, the problem seems minor.
单从表面上判断,这个问题似乎较小

show (one's) face
To make an appearance:
出面,露脸:
Don't show your face on my property again.
别再出面干涉我的财产

to (one's) face
In the view or hearing of:
当面:在视力或听力所及的范围:
criticized the supervisor to her face.
当她的面批评那个监督员

语源

(1)

Middle English
中古英语

(2)

from Old French
源自 古法语

(3)

from Vulgar Latin *facia
源自 俗拉丁语 *facia

(4)

from Latin faci?s * see dh?-
源自 拉丁语 faci?s *参见 dh?-

继承用法

faceable
adj.(形容词)

faceless
adj.(形容词)

facelessness
n.(名词)

参考词汇

(1)

facecountenancekissermugpanphysiognomypussvisage

(2)

The central meaning shared by these nouns is “the front surface of the head”:
这些名词所共有的中心意思是“头部的前表面”:
turned her face away;
把她的脸转向一边;
a happy countenance;
幸福的脸色;
punched him in the kisser;
拳打在他的脸上;
caught a glimpse of his ugly mug;
瞥见他的丑脸;
tripped and fell on her pan;
绊倒并摔到脸部;
caught him staring at my physiognomy;
看到他盯着我的脸;
a menacing look on his puss;
他脸上威吓的神色;
a noble-looking visage. See also Synonyms at defy
高贵的脸 参见同义词 defy

现代英汉词典

face
[feIs]
n.

(1)

脸,面孔;面容,表情
a beautiful face
漂亮的脸
a handsome face
英俊的脸
His face was sad.
他面带悲伤。
He had a face like thunder.
他怒容满面。
The tramp was found lying on the floor face downwards.
这个流浪汉被人发现脸朝下躺在地上。

(2)

(物体的)表面,正面
the face of the building
建筑物正面
the face of a clock
钟的表面
The mountaineers succeeded in climbing the north face of the mountain to the top peak.
登山队员们成功地从这座山的北坡爬上了顶峰。
A cut diamond has many faces.
雕好的宝石有许多面。

(3)

外观
The whole village presented a face placid.
整个村庄呈现出一片宁静。

(4)

工作面
a coal face
煤矿采掘面
The miners worked at the face for 5 hours.
矿工在采掘面上工作了5小时。

习惯用语

face to face
(常与with连用)面对面地
I rashed out of the office and found myself face-to-face with the boss.
"我冲出办公室,面对面地碰上了老板。"
The burglar turned the corner and found himself face to face with a policeman.
那窃贼转过墙角,面对面碰上一个警察。
"They've often talked to each other on the telephone, but they've never met each other face to face."
"他们常常互相通电话,但从来没有见过面。"

in the face of
不顾;面对,在…前面
He succeeded in the face of great difficulties.
尽管有巨大的困难,但他成功了。
We are powerless in the face of such forces.
面对这样的势力,我们无能为力。

make a face at
向…做鬼脸
He made faces at the baby to make it laugh.
他向婴儿做鬼脸来逗他发笑。
(= pull a face at)

on the face of it
从表面上来看
On the face of it, the document seemed genuine.
从表面看,这文件像是真的。

put a good face on it
装作若无其事
She hadn't passed the exam but she tried to put a good face on it.
她考试没及格,但她尽量装作若无其事。

save (one's) face
挽回面子
Though she'd lost her job, she saved face by saying she'd left it willingly.
虽然她已失业,但她说是自愿离职,以保全面子。

词性变化

face
vt., vi.
faced, facing

(1)

朝,向,面向;面对
My house faces the park.
我的房子面对公园。
The seats face forward.
这些座位朝前方。

(2)

正视,应付
"Charles couldn't face another day at work, so he decided to leave it and go down to the sounth."
"查尔斯对这工作连一天也干不下去了,所以他决定放弃工作到南方去。"
She faced up to her difficulties.
她敢于正视困难。
We must learn to face difficulties squarely and try to overcome them.
"我们应该学会正视困难,努力克服困难。"

(3)

面临
A crisis faced us.
我们面临着危机。
The difficulty that faces us is the number of those in need.
我们面临的困难是需要帮助的人数太多。

(4)

(与with连用)用…包面;覆盖上一层不同的材料
to face a wall with concrete
用水泥抹墙
a wooden house faced with brick
表面砌砖的木屋

常用词组

face out
坚持到底:
He is determined to face out the situation.
他决心坚持到底。

face up to
大胆面向:
She must face upto the fact that she is nolonger young.
她必须正视她已不再年轻这一事实。

美国传统词典

face
face
AHD:[f3s]
D.J.[feis]
K.K.[fes]
n.

(1)

The surface of the front of the head from the top of the forehead to the base of the chin and from ear to ear.

(2)

A person:
We saw many new faces on the first day of classes.

(3)

A person's countenance.

(4)

A contorted facial expression; a grimace:
made a face at the prospect of eating lemons.

(5)

Outward appearance:
the modern face of the city.

(6)

Value or standing in the eyes of others; prestige:
lose face.

(7)

Self-assurance; confidence:
The team managed to maintain a firm face even in times of great adversity.

(8)

Effrontery; impudence:
had the face to question my judgment.

(9)

The most significant or prominent surface of an object, especially:

(10)

The surface presented to view; the front.

(11)

A fa?ade.

(12)

Outer surface:
the face of the earth.

(13)

A marked side:
the face of a clock; the face of a playing card.

(14)

The right side, as of fabric.

(15)

Geometry A planar surface of a geometric solid.

(16)

Any of the surfaces of a rock or crystal.

(17)

The end, as of a mine or tunnel, at which work is advancing.

(18)

The appearance and geologic surface features of an area of land; topography.

(19)

Printing A typeface or range of typefaces.
v.
faced, fac.ing, fac.es
v.tr.

(1)

To occupy a position with the face toward:
stood and faced the audience.

(2)

To front on:
a window that faces the south.

(3)

To confront with complete awareness:
had to face the facts.

(4)

To overcome by confronting boldly or bravely:
“What this generation must do is face its problems”(John F. Kennedy)

(5)

To confront with impudence.

(6)

To be certain to encounter; have in store:
An unskilled youth faces a difficult life.

(7)

To bring or to be brought face to face with:
“The prospect of military conflict . . . faced us with nightmarish choices”(Henry A. Kissinger)

(8)

To cause (troops) to change direction by giving a command.

(9)

Games To turn (a playing card) so that the face is up.

(10)

To furnish with a surface or cover of a different material:
bronze that is faced with gold foil.

(11)

To line or trim the edge of, especially with contrasting material:
face a hem with lace.

(12)

To treat the surface of so as to smooth.
v.intr.

(1)

To be turned or placed with the front toward a specified direction.

(2)

To turn the face in a specified direction.

常用词组

face down
To attain mastery over or overcome by confronting in a resolute, determined manner:
face down an opponent in a debate; faced the enemy down.

face off Sports
To start play in ice hockey, lacrosse, and other games by releasing the puck or ball between two opposing players.

face up
To confront, an unpleasant situation, for example, with resolution and assurance:
had to face up or get out; finally faced up to the problem.

习惯用语

face the music
To accept the unpleasant consequences, especially of one's own actions.

face to face

(1)

In each other's presence; in direct communication:
The two world leaders at last spoke face to face.

(2)

Directly confronting:
We were face to face with death during the avalanche.

in (the) face of
Despite the opposition of; notwithstanding:
“This statement flies in the face of accepted wisdom”(S. Fred Singer)

on the face of it
From appearances alone; apparently:
On the face of it, the problem seems minor.

show (one's) face
To make an appearance:
Don't show your face on my property again.

to (one's) face
In the view or hearing of:
criticized the supervisor to her face.

语源

(1)

Middle English

(2)

from Old French

(3)

from Vulgar Latin *facia

(4)

from Latin faci?s * see dh?-

继承用法

faceable
adj.

faceless
adj.

facelessness
n.

参考词汇

(1)

face, countenance, kisser, mug, pan, physiognomy, puss, visage

(2)

The central meaning shared by these nouns is “the front surface of the head”:
turned her face away;
a happy countenance;
punched him in the kisser;
caught a glimpse of his ugly mug;
tripped and fell on her pan;
caught him staring at my physiognomy;
a menacing look on his puss;
a noble-looking visage. See also Synonyms at defy

英汉船舶大词典

face to face
n.面对面

英汉航海大词典

face to face
vi.面对面

英汉化学大词典

face to face
adj.面对面

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