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The Definition of - facade (noun)

    1. the front of a building, especially an imposing or decorative one.
    2. any side of a building facing a public way or space and finished accordingly.
    a superficial appearance or illusion of something:
    They managed somehow to maintain a facade of wealth.

Word Example of - facade

    Example Sentences for facade

    A few lights in its windows here and there broke the blank darkness of its facade, glimmering through the avenues of royal palms.

    In the facade of the building in front of them only one window was lighted.

    It has a large brick church with a decidedly Flemish facade, and a detached pagoda-like belfry.

    The Gargantuan facade itself was enough to smother comprehension.

    She regarded the stately proportions of the facade with awe.

    Windows in the facade are unique in that they are set into recessed brick frames.

    The towers have but one window on the facade; the main building has three on either side of the middle tower.

    The facade on the left is most richly ornamented, but is much ruined.

    Such are the vertical elements of which the Grand Canyon facade is composed.

    But to keep up their facade of high ethics, they toss us a sop.

Word Origin & History of - facade

    Word Origin & History

    facade 1650s, from Fr. façade, It. facciata, from faccia "face," from V.L. *facia (see face).