1. a band or fillet, as for binding the hair.
2. Also called fascia board. facia.
a. any relatively broad, flat, horizontal surface, as the outer edge of a cornice, a stringcourse, etc.
b. any of a number of horizontal bands, usually three in number, each projecting beyond the one below to form the architrave in the Ionic, Corinthian, and Composite orders.
4. Anatomy, Zoology.
a. a band or sheath of connective tissue investing, supporting, or binding together internal organs or parts of the body.
b. tissue of this kind.
5. Zoology, Botany. a distinctly marked band of color.
"How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, 'This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant. God must be even greater than we dreamed'? Instead they say, 'No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way.'" - Carl Sagan
"To doubt everything or to believe everything are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of reflection." - Henri Poincaré