Complete Definition of "facade"

see|façade
English

Etymology
F. term|façade|lang=fr, from It. term|facciata, a derivation of term|faccia||front, from L. term|facies||face; compare term|face

Alternative spellings
façade

Noun
en-noun

  1. The face of a building, especially the front.

#* 2005, w:Peter Brandvold|Peter Brandvold, âGhost Coltsâ, in Robert J. Randisi (ed.), Lone Star Law,<sup>1</sup> 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.

  1. figurative A deceptive outward appearance.

Synonyms
appearance
<!-- *façade i|frequently misused in modern advertising for a more exotic connotation <- I've commented this out because I don't think it's true and no evidence was presented, but I didn't want to remove it outright in case someone can find a source for it. -->
front
guise
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Translations
See façade#Translations.

Dictionary notes
American Heritage Dictionary lists term||façade as the headword, with term||facade as a variant <sup>2</sup>.
Cambridge dictionary Online lists only the heading term||facade, but notes term||façade as an âalso.â
Collins Word Exchange lists both spelling alternatives in the order: term||façade, term||facade.
Dictionary.com unabridged lists both spellings under the headword term||facade with term||façade listed as an âalso.â
The Macquarie Dictionary, 3rd edition lists term||facade as the headword, with term||façade as an âalsoâ.
Merriam-Webster Online lists term||façade only as a variant of term||facade.<sup >3</sup>
MSN Encarta Dictionary lists both spelling alternatives in the order: term||facade, term||façade.
Oxford English Dictionary Online lists only term||façade.
Websterâs 1828 via ARTFL lists only term||facade.
Wordnet 3.0 lists only term||facade.

;Translation dictionaries
Collins German Dictionary Complete & unabridged, 5th edition lists only term||façade.<!--It's a German-English English-German dictionary-->
Collins Robert French Dictionary Complete & unabridged, 7th edition lists only term||façade.<!--It's a French-English English-French dictionary-->
Collins Spanish Dictionary Complete & unabridged, 8th edition lists only term||façade.<!--It's a Spanish-English English-Spanish dictionary-->
Diccionario Oxford Pocket Edición Latinoamericana lists only façade.<!--It's a Spanish-English English-Spanish dictionary-->
Larousse Gran Diccionario Inglés-Español Español-Inglés, 2nd edition lists only term||facade.

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