Pronunciation: (fu-säd', fa-), [key]
a. the front of a building, esp. an imposing or decorative one.
b. any side of a building facing a public way or space and finished accordingly.
2. a superficial appearance or illusion of something: They managed somehow to maintain a facade of wealth. Also,fa•çade'.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.