facade

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English[edit]

The facade of a building with concert halls and exhibition galleries

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From French façade, from Italian facciata, a derivation of faccia ‎(front), from Latin facies ‎(face); compare face

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facade ‎(plural facades)

  1. The face of a building, especially the front.
    • 2005, Peter Brandvold, “Ghost Colts”, in Robert J. Randisi (ed.), Lone Star Law,[1] Simon and Schuster, ISBN 1416514597, page 179,
      Eight or so gunmen stood shoulder to shoulder in the gray-white trail before the barn, firing into the saloon's burning, bullet-pocked facade.
  2. (figuratively) A deceptive outward appearance.

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  • facade at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • facade” in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Online

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Etymology[edit]

From French façade, from Italian facciata, a derivation of faccia ‎(front), from Latin facies ‎(face)

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facade c (singular definite facaden, plural indefinite facader)

  1. façade

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