Definition of 'facade'
Example sentences containing 'façade'
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All die bunkers are still there and they built the facade of the house. Times, Sunday Times (2010)And why would you need windows on the street when the entire rear facade is glass? Times, Sunday Times (2014)The grand facade at the north of the square is worth a warming visit, too. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The house spans three floors and is flooded with light, thanks to an enormous glass facade. Times, Sunday Times (2006)While your efforts were successful, maintaining this facade has restricted you more than you expected. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He craves legitimacy, which is why he maintains the facade of democracy. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Years of neglect mean some parts of the buildings' facade crumble in the hand. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Meanwhile, the building of the facade had run into difficulties. Umbria - the green heart of Italy (1989)If we can manage to save the framework of the building and the facade it gives you hope that the thing could be rebuilt. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The architects now plan to erect a glass facade at the back, uniting the three homes but preserving the original brickwork. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This grand arena was originally built to hold more than 50,000 and many of the original outer walls and facade still stand tall today. The Sun (2013)And the winner was... a new building given a facade that looked just like the old one, except not so good. Times, Sunday Times (2015)With a jaunty blue and white facade, and just the right amount of maritime touches in the decor, this is an irresistible coastal home. Times, Sunday Times (2015)All windows are triple glazed, and the south-facing facade has large glass sections that let in daylight and keep the need for artificial light to a minimum. Times, Sunday Times (2008)By tapering the roof around the bedrooms and angling the front facade of the house, you maximise space on the ground floor, where you need it most. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
It has a classical front façade but is pretty from any angle. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There are also subtle aesthetic touches, such as the pattern on the metalwork on the façade of the building. Times, Sunday Times (2015)A typical example is a close-up view of the façade of a building. Improve Your Landscape PaintingThe façade of the building, although elegant, does not reflect the luxury within. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The main façade has, surprisingly, no marble facing. Collins Traveller-Tuscany and Florence (1993)
Trends of 'facade'
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Translations for 'facade'
British English: facade NOUN
The facade of a building, especially a large one, is its front wall or the wall that faces the street.
...the repairs to the building's facade.
Definition of facade from the Collins English Dictionary
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