facade facade  /fə ˈsɑd/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the face or front of a building
  2. (n) a showy misrepresentation intended to conceal something unpleasant

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. He climbed trees, rain spouts, a snake charmer's rope, a church facade.
  2. To them, that gracious smile was merely the facade of a twisted, troubled personality.
  3. The staggered windows and rippled riverfront facade reflect the adjacent row houses even as the building stands apart from the rest of the city.

News

  1. Crumbling facade closes part of Fisher Street

    SALISBURY - Part of East Fisher Street was closed Friday after inspectors said Benchwarmers' brick facade could be in danger of collapsing.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Salisbury Post

  2. Bids sought to repair Wheeling venues facade

    WHEELING, W.Va. -- The Wheeling National Heritage Area Corp. is seeking bids to repair the facade of the historic Capitol Theatre.Executive director Jeremy Morris expects the project to begin in August.Morris tells The Intelligencer and Wheeling News Regis...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Charleston Gazette

  3. Brick facade of building buckles

    POTRLAND (AP) — A section of one of Portland’s busiest streets is closed after the brick facade of a downtown building pulled away from the main structure and bulged out. Authorities say High Street between Congress and Deering streets will remain closed until today. read more
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Times Record

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Quotes

  1. "The facade of her prosecution is made more monstrous because its real objective is to sever her bond with the people for whom she is a beacon of hope and resistance," Brown said.
    on Aug 10, 2009 By: Gordon Brown Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. "Since I don't look like every other girl, it takes a while to be okay with that. To be different. But different is good. I feel so much [prettier] with short hair. I wanted to reach inside me and feel better. I don't want to hide behind a facade of...
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Serena Williams Source: Softpedia

  3. "I liked the themes of fame, the obsession with fame. The idea of the Jesse James character being trapped behind a facade and not knowing how to get out," said Pitt, who plays James in the last year of his life as he lapses into paranoia over...
    on Aug 27, 2007 By: Brad Pitt Source: Washington Post

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