Meaning of おもて in Japanese

It seems that おもて(omote) is an inflection of おもい with the following forms:
  • Te form: indicates connective form.
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Definition of おもて

  1. (n) surface

    この表から食べたいものを選べます。
    You may choose what to eat from this list.

  2. face (i.e. the visible side of an object)

    この紙はどちらが表だか見分けがつかない。
    I cannot tell which is the right side of this paper.

  3. front (of a building, etc.); obverse side (i.e. "head") of a coin

    私はその問題がわかっていない。裏と表の区別もついていない。
    I don't understand the problem; I could make neither head nor tail of it.

  4. outside; exterior

    一体何が今晩表であんなひどい音をたてているのか見当もつきません。
    I don't know what kind of creature is making such a terrible noise outside tonight.

  5. appearance
  6. public

    内面の欠点は必ず表に現れる。
    An inner defect never fails to express itself outwardly.

  7. first half (of an innings); top (of an inning)
  8. cover (for tatami mats, etc.)
  9. (comp) foreground
おもて(omote) · おも(omo) · (mo) · もて(mote)

面 Kanji Details

  1. (n) face

    蛙の面に水。
    Like water off a duck's back.

  2. surface

    その男はトラの面をかぶっていた。
    The man wore a mask of a tiger.

  3. mask (esp. a noh or kyogen mask)

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