Definition of open-faced in English:



  • 1Having a frank or ingenuous expression.

    • ‘He brings little passion to the part, preferring instead to present Andre as a low-key, open-faced friend of the people who's almost too good to be true.’
    • ‘Though suspecting that he is being sidetracked until his bosses are reassured of his nerves, the dark, clenched Eyal poses as a tour guide and insinuates himself into the lives of these blonde, open-faced, boundlessly naive Germans.’
    • ‘The man on the front right is Howard Cooper, an open-faced, astoundingly good-looking young man with an easy grin.’
    • ‘He's a very engaging, open-faced, unlikely looking executioner, who connects with the barrio, like Art Aragon used to.’
    • ‘Kahle, like Brand, is boyish, open-faced, and perky beyond his years.’
    • ‘As each august eulogizer in turn stepped solemnly to the podium, one large, open-faced fellow in a ski jacket, carrying the Star as well as the Post, loudly asked from his seat a couple of rows behind the family, ‘Who's that?’.’
    • ‘But now we see the resemblance to his own son: friendly, open-faced, boyish, none too bright, but eager to please.’
    • ‘The experience was a little like being seated next to a cheerful, open-faced fellow on a long airplane flight who begins talking to you - and then never, ever, ever stops, not even when he has his Salisbury steak dinner in his mouth.’
    • ‘He's the open-faced youth during a recreation of Roosevelt's fabled journey.’
  • 2North American (of a sandwich or pie) without an upper layer of bread or pastry.

  • 3(of a watch, especially a pocket watch) having no cover other than the glass.