#### Taxonomy of meanings for 面:

• 面 miàn (OC: mens MC: miɛn) 彌箭切 去 廣韻：【向也前也説文作𡇢顔前也俗作靣彌箭切二 】
• FACE
• nface
• nadVinstrumentto the face; face to face; with one's face, with one's facial epression; in the fact (suffer injury)
• viactturn one's face
• vtoNhave one's face turned towards, face N
• n{PRED}post-Nhave the face of an N
• face towards when moving>GO TO
• vtoN.adVdirectionfacing (a direction) > V in the direction of
• vtoNturn towards
• so as to see and talk to>MEET
• vtoNbe in the presence of as a servant, meet face to face (as a servant) 面於
• grammaticalised: facing>DIRECTION
• vi.post-Vface in the direction indicated by V
• grammaticalised: spatial>
• grammaticalised: face to face>
• as expression of>
• general>SIDE
• nside
• mathematical technical term>LINE
• nabmathematical termCHEMLA 2003: the line which constitutes the side of a rectilinear surface or of a rectilinear solid. JZ 4.22 開平冪者方百之面十開立冪者方千之面十 "When one extracts the root of a surface quantified extension then the side of a square quantified at 100 is ten; when one extracts the root of a three-dimensional quantified extension then the side of a cube quantified at 1000 is ten." Another example: JZ 4.22 立方適等，求其一面也。"When the sides of a parallellipipede are exactly equal, look for one of its sides".
• general>SURFACE
• nabmathematical termCHEMLA 2003: one of the faces (i.e. of the external planes) defining a polyhedron.
• features of, external>
• locations around>PLACE
• nrelative location SJ 四面皆楚歌
• mathematical technical term>NUMBER
• nabmathematical termCHEMLA 2003: square root