(n.) A covering in front, for ornament or other purpose; an exterior covering or sheathing; as, the facing of an earthen slope, sea wall, etc. , to strengthen it or to protect or adorn the exposed surface.
(n.) A lining placed near the edge of a garment for ornament or protection.
(n.) The finishing of any face of a wall with material different from that of which it is chiefly composed, or the coating or material so used.
(n.) A powdered substance, as charcoal, bituminous coal, ect., applied to the face of a mold, or mixed with the sand that forms it, to give a fine smooth surface to the casting.
(n.) The collar and cuffs of a military coat; -- commonly of a color different from that of the coat.
(n.) The movement of soldiers by turning on their heels to the right, left, or about; -- chiefly in the pl.
(n.) One who transacts business for another; an agent; a substitute; especially, a mercantile agent who buys and sells goods and transacts business for others in commission; a commission merchant or consignee. He may be a home factor or a foreign factor. He may buy and sell in his own name, and he is intrusted with the possession and control of the goods; and in these respects he differs from a broker.
(n.) A steward or bailiff of an estate.
(n.) One of the elements or quantities which, when multiplied together, from a product.
(n.) One of the elements, circumstances, or influences which contribute to produce a result; a constituent.