Definition of facet :
1. A little face; a small, plane surface; as, the facets of a diamond.
2. A smooth circumscribed surface; as, the articular facet of a bone.
3. One of the numerous small eyes which make up the compound eyes of insects and crustaceans.
4. The narrow plane surface between flutings of a column.
5. To cut facets or small faces upon; as, to facet a diamond.
- 1093, in which case it would be preferable to make the bevel face narrow enough that all parts would cross the facet of the tooth. - "Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II", Joshua Rose.
- He turned the jewel of memory, and facet by facet it wounded him with its brilliant loveliness. - "The Trespasser", D.H. Lawrence.
- Somewhere behind their jagged peaks the sun must have risen, but as yet no snowy facet winked the news to Winterwald, and the softer summits lost all character against a sky only less white than themselves. - "The Crime Doctor", Ernest William Hornung.