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  • IPA(key): /feɪst/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪst

Etymology 1[edit]

face +‎ -ed



  1. simple past tense and past participle of face


faced (not comparable)

  1. (in combination) Having a specified type or number of faces.
    • c. 1606, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Macbeth”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies [] (First Folio), London: [] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act V, scene iii]:
      The devil damn thee black, thou cream-faced loon! / Where got'st thou that goose look?
    • c. 1694, William Bradshaw and Robert Midgley, Letters Writ by a Turkish Spy, Volume 7, London: 1754, Letter VI, p. 148, [1]
      He either heaves out fulsome hypochondriac Sighs, with supercilious Looks, and Chaps set like the Furrows of a sour-faced Hagi; or else he is tickled into a loud ungovernable Laughter, and all his Carriage is ridiculous and wanton.
    • 1865, Walt Whitman, “Drum-Taps: O Tan-faced Prairie-boy”, in Leaves of Grass [], Philadelphia, Pa.: David McKay, publisher, [], published 1892, OCLC 1514723, page 250:
      O tan-faced prairie-boy, / [] / You came, taciturn, with nothing to give—we but look'd on each other, / When lo! more than all the gifts of the world you gave me.
    • 1918, Siegfried Sassoon, "Suicide in the Trenches" in Counter-Attack and Other Poems, London: Heinemann, p. 81, [2]
      You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye / Who cheer when soldier lads march by, / Sneak home and pray you'll never know / The hell where youth and laughter go.
    • 1949, George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Part One, Chapter 1, [3]
      Even the streets leading up to its outer barriers were roamed by gorilla-faced guards in black uniforms, armed with jointed truncheons.
  2. Having the outer surface dressed, with the front, as of a dress, covered ornamentally with another material.

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Abbreviation of shit-faced.


faced (comparative more faced, superlative most faced)

  1. (slang) drunk
    That night was the first time I ever got faced.





  1. (Spain) Informal second-person plural (vosotros or vosotras) affirmative imperative form of facer.