n. A covering in front, for ornament or other purpose; an exterior covering or sheathing; as, the facing of an earthen slope, sea wall, etc., to strengthen it or to protect or adorn the exposed surface. A lining placed near the edge of a garment for ornament or protection.
- (Arch.) The finishing of any face of a wall with material different from that of which it is chiefly composed, or the coating or material so used.
- (Founding) A powdered substance, as charcoal, or bituminous coal applied to the face of a mold, or mixed with the sand that forms it, to give a fine smooth surface to the casting.
- (Mil.) (a) pl. The collar and cuffs of a military coat; - commonly of a color different from that of the coat. (b) The movement of soldiers by turning on their heels to the right, left, or about; - chiefly in the pl. Facing brick, front or pressed brick.