What does the word countenance mean?

Usage examples for countenance

  1. Then his countenance fell again. – The Triumph of Hilary Blachland by Bertram Mitford
  2. Why, Uncle Dan, when that Italian in the train the other day stared us out of countenance and we asked you to do something about it, you told us it was the custom of the country! – A Venetian June by Anna Fuller
  3. Then her countenance cleared and its blank determination returned. – The Colonists by Raymond F. Jones