You vs Face - What's the difference?

you | face |

As a verb face is


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Alternative forms

* ye * ya, yah, yer, yeh, y', yo, yu (informal or eye dialect) * -cha * -ja * u * yoo (eye dialect) * yew * youe, yow, yowe (obsolete)


  • (object pronoun) The people spoken, or written to, as an object.
  • * 1611 , Bible , Authorized (King James) Version. Genesis XLII:
  • And Joseph said unto them, That is it that I spake unto you , saying, Ye are spies [...].
  • * (William Shakespeare), Richard III :
  • If I may counsaile you, some day or two / Your Highnesse shall repose you at the Tower [...].
  • * 1611 , Bible , Authorized (King James) Version. Genesis XIX:
  • And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the LORD will destroy this city.
  • * 1975 , Joseph Nazel, Death for Hire :
  • You'd better get you a gun and kill him before he kills you or somebody.
  • (object pronoun) The person spoken to or written to, as an object. (Replacing thee; originally as a mark of respect.)
  • * (Thomas Malory), Le Morte Darthur , Book VIII:
  • I charge you , as ye woll have my love, that ye warne your kynnesmen that ye woll beare that day the slyve of golde uppon your helmet.
  • (subject pronoun) The people spoken to or written to, as a subject. (Replacing ye.)
  • Both of you should get ready now.
    You are all supposed to do as I tell you.
  • (subject pronoun) The person spoken to or written to, as a subject. (Originally as a mark of respect.)
  • * (Geoffrey Chaucer), "The Clerk's Tale", Canterbury Tales , Ellesmere manuscript (c. 1410):
  • certes lord / so wel vs liketh yow / And al youre werk / and euere han doon / þat we / Ne koude nat vs self deuysen how / We myghte lyuen / in moore felicitee [...].
  • * 1814 , (Jane Austen), Mansfield Park :
  • You' are right, Fanny, to protest against such an office, but ' you need not be afraid.
  • (indefinite personal pronoun) Anyone, one; an unspecified individual or group of individuals (as subject or object).
  • * 2001 , Polly Vernon, The Guardian , 5 May 2001:
  • You' can't choose your family, your lovers are difficult and volatile, but, oh, ' you can choose your friends - so doesn't it make much more sense to live and holiday with them instead?

    Usage notes

    * Originally, , respectively.) * In some forms of English, are all but nonexistent. * Although , or youse (though not all of these are completely equivalent or considered Standard English). * The pronoun is usually omitted in imperative sentences, but need not be. In affirmative imperatives, it may be included before the verb (You go right ahead''; ''You stay out of it''); in negative imperatives, it may be included either before the ''don't'', or, more commonly, after it (''Don't you dare go in there''; ''Don't you start now ). * See for other personal pronouns.


    * *: thou *: ye *: yer (UK eye dialect) * *: all of you (plural) *: you all *: you + number *: ye *: yous/youse *: y'all, all y'all (Southern US) *: ya'll (AAVE) *: you-uns (Midwestern US and Appalachia) *: yinz *: you guys/you gals *: you lot (UK) *: allyou (Caribbean) *: yer (UK eye dialect) * , ye, to you, to thee, to ye * ye, to you, to ye, to you all * (one) one, people, they, them

    Derived terms

    * you're


    (en determiner)
  • The individual or group spoken or written to.
  • Have you gentlemen come to see the lady who fell backwards off a bus?
  • Used before epithets for emphasis.
  • You idiot!


    (en verb)
  • To address (a person) using the pronoun you'', rather than ''thou .
  • face


    (wikipedia face)


    (en noun)
  • (lb) The front part of the head, featuring the eyes, nose, and mouth and the surrounding area.
  • :
  • *, chapter=10
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=It was a joy to snatch some brief respite, and find himself in the rectory drawing–room. Listening here was as pleasant as talking; just to watch was pleasant. The young priests who lived here wore cassocks and birettas; their faces' were fine and mild, yet really strong, like the rector's ' face ; and in their intercourse with him and his wife they seemed to be brothers.}}
  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=7 citation , passage=‘Children crawled over each other like little grey worms in the gutters,’ he said. ‘The only red things about them were their buttocks and they were raw. Their faces looked as if snails had slimed on them and their mothers were like great sick beasts whose byres had never been cleared.
  • One's facial expression.
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  • The public image; outward appearance.
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  • The frontal aspect of something.
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  • (lb) Presence; sight; front.
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  • *
  • *:The Bat—they called him the Bat. Like a bat he chose the night hours for his work of rapine; like a bat he struck and vanished, pouncingly, noiselessly; like a bat he never showed himself to the face of the day.
  • The directed force of something.
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  • Good reputation; standing in the eyes of others; dignity; prestige. (See'' lose face''', ' save face ).
  • Shameless confidence; boldness; effrontery.
  • *(John Tillotson) (1630-1694)
  • *:This is the man that has the face to charge others with false citations.
  • The width of a pulley, or the length of a cog from end to end.
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  • (lb) Any of the flat bounding surfaces of a polyhedron. More generally, any of the bounding pieces of a polytope of any dimension.
  • Any surface; especially a front or outer one.
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  • *(Bible), (w) ii.6:
  • *:A mistwatered the whole face of the ground.
  • *(Lord Byron) (1788-1824)
  • *:Lake Leman woos me with its crystal face .
  • The numbered dial of a clock or watch.
  • (lb) The mouth.
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  • (lb) Makeup; one's complete facial cosmetic application.
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  • Short for babyface. A wrestler whose on-ring persona is embodying heroic or virtuous traits. Contrast with heel.
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  • (lb) The front surface of a bat.
  • (lb) The part of a golf club that hits the ball.
  • (lb) The side of the card that shows its value (as opposed to the back side, which looks the same on all cards of the deck).
  • (lb) A typeface.
  • Mode of regard, whether favourable or unfavourable; favour or anger.
  • *(Bible), (w) vi.25:
  • *:The Lord make his face to shine upon thee.
  • *(Bible), (w) vii.22:
  • *:My face [favour] will I turn also from them.
  • (lb) An interface.
  • *2003 May 14, Bart Leeten, Kris Meukens, JSR127 JavaServer Faces , VERSIE, p.1/6:
  • *:For clarity reasons and to stress that JavaServer Faces is not only about ‘visual’ user interfaces, we propose to use the term ‘face ’, to express what for visual interfaces is typically named a ‘screen’.
  • The amount expressed on a bill, note, bond, etc., without any interest or discount; face value.
  • :(McElrath)
  • Synonyms

    * (part of head) countenance, visage, phiz (obsolete), phizog (obsolete) * (facial expression) countenance, expression, facial expression, look, visage * (the front or outer surface) foreside * (public image) image, public image, reputation * (of a polyhedron) facet (different specialised meaning in mathematical use), surface (not in mathematical use) * cakehole, gob, mush, piehole, trap * good guy, hero * See also

    Derived terms

    * baby face * blackfaced * facebook * face down * faceless * facelet * face-off * face-saving * face that would stop a clock * face to face, face-to-face * face up * face value * fall on one's face * feed one's face * fill one's face * game face * hatchet-faced * in face of * in one's face * in the face of * just another pretty face * lose face * manface * not just a pretty face * pizza face * pull a face * put a good face on * ratface * rock face * save face * shit-faced * stare someone in the face * suck face * whitefaced


  • To position oneself or itself so as to have one's face closest to (something).
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  • *:Serene, smiling, enigmatic, she faced him with no fear whatever showing in her dark eyes. The clear light of the bright autumn morning had no terrors for youth and health like hers.
  • To have its front closest to, or in the direction of (something else).
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  • *(John Milton) (1608-1674)
  • *:He gained also with his forces that part of Britain which faces Ireland.
  • (lb) To cause (something) to turn or present a face or front, as in a particular direction.
  • (lb) To deal with (a difficult situation or person).
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  • *(John Dryden) (1631-1700)
  • *:I'll face / This tempest, and deserve the name of king.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-07, author=(Joseph Stiglitz)
  • , volume=188, issue=26, page=19, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Globalisation is about taxes too , passage=It is time the international community faced the reality: we have an unmanageable, unfair, distortionary global tax regime. It is a tax system that is pivotal in creating the increasing inequality that marks most advanced countries today […].}}
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-08, volume=407, issue=8839, page=55, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Obama goes troll-hunting , passage=According to this saga of intellectual-property misanthropy, these creatures [patent trolls] roam the business world, buying up patents and then using them to demand extravagant payouts from companies they accuse of infringing them. Often, their victims pay up rather than face the costs of a legal battle.}}
  • (lb) To have the front in a certain direction.
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  • (lb) To have as an opponent.
  • *{{quote-news, year=2011, date=September 2, author=Phil McNulty, work=BBC
  • , title= Bulgaria 0-3 England , passage=And a further boost to England's qualification prospects came after the final whistle when Wales recorded a 2-1 home win over group rivals Montenegro, who Capello's men face in their final qualifier.}}
  • To be the batsman on strike.
  • (lb) To confront impudently; to bully.
  • *(William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
  • *:I will neither be faced nor braved.
  • To cover in front, for ornament, protection, etc.; to put a facing upon.
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  • To line near the edge, especially with a different material.
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  • To cover with better, or better appearing, material than the mass consists of, for purpose of deception, as the surface of a box of tea, a barrel of sugar, etc.
  • (lb) To make the surface of (anything) flat or smooth; to dress the face of (a stone, a casting, etc.); especially, in turning, to shape or smooth the flat surface of, as distinguished from the cylindrical surface.
  • Synonyms

    * * (have its front closest to) * (deal with) confront, deal with

    Derived terms

    * face down * face facts * face the music * face up to * in-your-face * in your face

    See also

    * (Face) * * * *




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