Definitions for frontfrʌnt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. the foremost part or surface of anything.

  2. the part or side of anything that faces forward:

    the front of a jacket.

  3. the part or side of anything, as a building, that seems to look out or to be directed forward:

    We sat in the front of the restaurant.

  4. any side or face, as of a house.

  5. a facade, considered with respect to its architectural treatment or material:

    a cast-iron front.

    Category: Building Trades, Architecture

  6. a property line along a street or the like:

    a fifty-foot front.

  7. a place or position directly before anything.

  8. a position of leadership in a particular endeavor or field:

    She rose to the front of her profession.

  9. the foremost line or part of an army. a line of battle. the place where combat operations are carried on.

    Category: Military

  10. an area of activity, conflict, or competition:

    news from the business front.

  11. land facing a road, river, etc.; frontage.

  12. a distinguished person listed as an official of an organization for the sake of prestige but usu. inactive.

    Category: Informal

  13. a person or thing that serves as a cover or disguise for some other activity, esp. one of a secret, disreputable, or illegal nature; a blind:

    The store was a front for gamblers.

  14. outward impression of rank, position, or wealth.

  15. bearing or demeanor in confronting anything:

    a calm front.

  16. the forehead, or the entire face.

    Category: Anatomy

  17. a coalition or movement to achieve a particular end, usu. political:

    the people's front.

  18. an article of clothing worn over the breast, as a dickey.

    Category: Clothing

  19. an interface or zone of transition between two dissimilar air masses.

    Category: Meteorology

  20. the auditorium of a theater. the business offices of a theater. the front of the stage; downstage.

    Category: Showbiz

  21. (adj.)of or pertaining to the front.

  22. situated in or at the front:

    front seats.

  23. (of a speech sound) articulated with the tongue blade relatively far forward in the mouth, as either of the sounds of


    Category: Phonetics

  24. (v.t.)to have the front toward; face:

    Our house fronts the lake.

  25. to meet face to face; confront.

  26. to face in opposition, hostility, or defiance.

  27. to furnish or supply a front to:

    to front a building with sandstone.

  28. to serve as a front to:

    A long, sloping lawn fronted their house.

  29. to lead (a jazz or dance band).

    Category: Music and Dance

  30. (v.i.)to have or turn the front in some specified direction:

    Our house fronts on the lake.

  31. to serve as a cover or disguise for another activity, esp. something of a disreputable or illegal nature:

    The shop fronts for a narcotics ring.

  32. (interj.)(used to call or command someone to come, look, etc., to the front, as in an order to troops on parade or in calling a hotel bellboy to the front desk).

Idioms for front:

  1. in front,in a forward place or position.

    Category: Idiom

  2. in front of, ahead of. outside the entrance of. in the presence of.

    Category: Idiom

  3. out front, outside the entrance. ahead of competitors. in or toward the theater audience or auditorium. Informal. candidly; frankly.

    Category: Idiom, Showbiz, Informal

  4. up front, Informal. in advance. frank; open; direct.

    Category: Idiom, Informal

Origin of front:

1250–1300; ME frount, front < AF, OF < L frontem, acc. of frōns forehead, brow, front

Princeton's WordNet

  1. front, front end, forepart(noun)

    the side that is forward or prominent

  2. battlefront, front, front line(noun)

    the line along which opposing armies face each other

  3. front(noun)

    the outward appearance of a person

    "he put up a bold front"

  4. front(noun)

    the side that is seen or that goes first

  5. front man, front, figurehead, nominal head, straw man, strawman(noun)

    a person used as a cover for some questionable activity

  6. front(noun)

    a sphere of activity involving effort

    "the Japanese were active last week on the diplomatic front"; "they advertise on many different fronts"

  7. front(noun)

    (meteorology) the atmospheric phenomenon created at the boundary between two different air masses

  8. presence, front(noun)

    the immediate proximity of someone or something

    "she blushed in his presence"; "he sensed the presence of danger"; "he was well behaved in front of company"

  9. front(noun)

    the part of something that is nearest to the normal viewer

    "he walked to the front of the stage"

  10. movement, social movement, front(adj)

    a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals

    "he was a charter member of the movement"; "politicians have to respect a mass movement"; "he led the national liberation front"

  11. front(a)(verb)

    relating to or located in the front

    "the front lines"; "the front porch"

  12. front, look, face(verb)

    be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to

    "The house looks north"; "My backyard look onto the pond"; "The building faces the park"

  13. front, breast(verb)

    confront bodily

    "breast the storm"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. front(noun)ʌnt

    ≠ back

    the front of the house; the front of my sweater

  2. frontʌnt

    the position that is farthest forward

    A few people moved to the front of the theater.; the author's name in the front of the book

  3. frontʌnt

    the side of sb's body where their face is

    Lie down on your front.

  4. frontʌnt

    the line between two different air masses that indicates a change in the weather

    a cold front bringing snow to the area

  5. frontʌnt

    in war, the line where opposing armies meet

    the western front

  6. frontʌnt

    ≠ behind

    the man in front of me in line; In front of her were the mountains and behind her the ocean.

  7. frontʌnt

    ≠ behind

    The horse was now in front by several lengths.

  8. frontʌnt

    when sb is there with you or watching you

    She started talking about sex right in front of my parents.; to perform in front of an audience

  9. frontʌnt

    looking at a television or computer screen

    Don't spend all day in front of the computer.

  10. frontʌnt

    leading a competition

    the candidate who is out front in the polls

  11. frontʌnt

    in a position just outside a building and a little farther forward of it

    I'll meet you out front in ten minutes.

  12. frontʌnt

    paid before goods or services are delivered

    I gave him $800 up front, and I'll pay the rest later.

  13. front(adjective)ʌnt


    the front porch; the front cover of the book; the dog's front legs


  1. front(Noun)

    The foremost side of something or the end that faces the direction it normally moves.

  2. front(Noun)

    The side of a building with the main entrance.

  3. front(Noun)

    A person or institution acting as the public face of some other, covert group.

    Officially it's a dry-cleaning shop, but everyone knows it's front for the mafia.

  4. front(Noun)

    The interface or transition zone between two airmasses of different density, often resulting in precipitation. Since the temperature distribution is the most important regulator of atmospheric density, a front almost invariably separates airmasses of different temperature.

  5. front(Noun)

    An area where armies are engaged in conflict, especially the line of contact.

  6. front(Noun)

    The lateral space occupied by an element measured from the extremity of one flank to the extremity of the other flank.

  7. front(Noun)

    The direction of the enemy.

  8. front(Noun)

    When a combat situation does not exist or is not assumed, the direction toward which the command is faced.

  9. front(Noun)

    A major military subdivision of the Soviet Army.

  10. front(Verb)

    To face (on, to), be pointed in a given direction.

  11. front(Verb)

    To face, be opposite to.

  12. front(Verb)

    To face up to, to meet head-on, to confront.

  13. front(Verb)

    To adorn the front of; to have on the front.

  14. front(Verb)

    To pronounce with the tongue in a front position.

  15. front(Verb)

    To move (a word or clause) to the start of a sentence.

  16. front(Verb)

    To act as a front (for); to cover (for).

  17. front(Verb)

    To lead or be the spokesperson of (a campaign, organisation etc.).

  18. front(Verb)

    To provide money or financial assistance in advance to.

  19. front(Noun)

    An act, show, fau00E7ade, persona: an intentional and false impression of oneself.

  20. front(Noun)

    a seafront or coastal promenade.

  21. front(Verb)

    To assume false or disingenuous appearances.

  22. front(Verb)

    to appear before, as in to front court.

  23. front(Adjective)

    Located at or near the front.

    The front runner was thirty meters ahead of her nearest competitor.

  24. front(Adjective)

    Of a vowel pronounced near the tip of the tongue.

  25. Origin: From front (noun), fronter (verb), from frons.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Front(noun)

    the forehead or brow, the part of the face above the eyes; sometimes, also, the whole face

  2. Front(noun)

    the forehead, countenance, or personal presence, as expressive of character or temper, and especially, of boldness of disposition, sometimes of impudence; seeming; as, a bold front; a hardened front

  3. Front(noun)

    the part or surface of anything which seems to look out, or to be directed forward; the fore or forward part; the foremost rank; the van; -- the opposite to back or rear; as, the front of a house; the front of an army

  4. Front(noun)

    a position directly before the face of a person, or before the foremost part of a thing; as, in front of un person, of the troops, or of a house

  5. Front(noun)

    the most conspicuous part

  6. Front(noun)

    that which covers the foremost part of the head: a front piece of false hair worn by women

  7. Front(noun)

    the beginning

  8. Front(adj)

    of or relating to the front or forward part; having a position in front; foremost; as, a front view

  9. Front(verb)

    to oppose face to face; to oppose directly; to meet in a hostile manner

  10. Front(verb)

    to appear before; to meet

  11. Front(verb)

    to face toward; to have the front toward; to confront; as, the house fronts the street

  12. Front(verb)

    to stand opposed or opposite to, or over against as, his house fronts the church

  13. Front(verb)

    to adorn in front; to supply a front to; as, to front a house with marble; to front a head with laurel

  14. Front(verb)

    to have or turn the face or front in any direction; as, the house fronts toward the east


  1. Front

    A military front or battlefront is a contested armed frontier between opposing forces. This can be a local or tactical front, or it can range to a theater. A typical front was the Western Front in France and Belgium in World War I. ⁕The term "home front" has been used to denote conditions in the civilian sector of a country at war, including those involved in the production of matériel. ⁕Both the Soviet and Polish Armies used the term "front" to mean an army group during the Polish-Soviet War and World War II. ⁕The term "front line city" was used by the Germans during their long retreat from Moscow/Stalingrad to refer to metropolitan centres which had become disputed by the two combatants. Designation of a city as such resulted in administrative changes. In the film Downfall this term was briefly referenced. ⁕The term "transferred to the front" is often used by soldiers or personnel when their position has been changed from other activities.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. front

    1. The lateral space occupied by an element measured from the extremity of one flank to the extremity of the other flank. 2. The direction of the enemy. 3. The line of contact of two opposing forces. 4. When a combat situation does not exist or is not assumed, the direction toward which the command is faced.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'front' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1393

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'front' in Written Corpus Frequency: #845

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'front' in Nouns Frequency: #565

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'front' in Adjectives Frequency: #177

Translations for front

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the part of anything (intended to be) nearest the person who sees it; usually the most important part of anything

the front of the house; the front of the picture; (also adjective) the front page.

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