What does FRONT mean?

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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"


  1. Front(n.)

    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; hence, an attitude and demeanor intended to represent one's feelings, even if not actually felt; as, to put on a good front.

  2. Origin: [F. frant forehead, L. frons, frontis; perh. akin to E. brow.]


  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, façade, 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

  15. Origin: [F. frant forehead, L. frons, frontis; perh. akin to E. brow.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Front

    frunt, n. the forehead: the whole face: the forepart of anything: a kind of wig worn by ladies: the most conspicuous part: boldness: impudence.—adj. of, relating to, or in the front.—v.t. to stand in front of or opposite: to oppose face to face.—v.i. to stand in front or foremost: to turn the front or face in any direction.—n. Front′age, the front part of a building.—adj. Front′al, of or belonging to the front or forehead.—n. a front-piece: something worn on the forehead or face: (archit.) a pediment over a door or window: a hanging of silk, satin, &c., embroidered for an altar—now usually covering only the top, the superfrontal—formerly covering the whole of the front, corresponding to the antependium.—adjs. Front′ate, -d (bot.), growing broader and broader: (zool.) having a prominent frons or forehead; Front′ed, formed with a front; Front′less, void of shame or modesty.—adv. Front′lessly.—n. Front′let, a band worn on the forehead.—advs. Front′ward, -s, towards the front.—Come to the front, to become conspicuous: to attain an important position; In front of, before. [O. Fr.,—L. frons, frontis, the forehead.]

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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. front

    The foremost rank of a battalion, squadron, file, or other body of men.--To front, to face.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. front

    A word of command signifying that the men are to face to their proper front; also to cast their eyes to the front after dressing.

  2. front

    The foremost rank of a battalion, squadron, or any other body of men. The front of a gun is the direction in which the muzzle points; but when a field-piece is limbered, its front is the direction in which the pole points. The front of a work or fortification is the side it presents to the enemy. The front of an army, except in retreating, is the side towards the enemy. A column is said to be right in front when it is formed by facing or wheeling to the right.

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

How to pronounce FRONT?

  1. Alex
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How to say FRONT in sign language?

  1. front


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of FRONT in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of FRONT in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of FRONT in a Sentence

  1. Cali Yost:

    Clarify that up front.

  2. Feng Zhang:

    We can do more on that front.

  3. Mary Ann Lila:

    Save the front for the ice cubes.

  4. Oscar Wilde:

    True friends stab you in the front.

  5. Ayesha Siddiqa:

    The military has taken a front seat.

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  • أمامArabic
  • фронт, чело, фасада, челенBulgarian
  • cara, [[façana]] [[principal]], frontCatalan, Valencian
  • fronta, předek, přední, frontCzech
  • Frontseite, Front, Vorderseite, Wetterfront, Frontmann, Frontlinie, vormachen, fingieren, vorspielenGerman
  • μπροστινός, πρόσοψη, μέτωπο, εμπρόσθιοςGreek
  • antaŭoEsperanto
  • frente, fingir, aparentarSpanish
  • rinneEstonian
  • جلو, جبهه, فرونتPersian
  • etupuoli, etummainen, edusta, julkisivu, rintama, armeijaryhmä, etuosa, bulvaani, säärintama, edustaa, ennakko, koppava, johtaa, kopeilla, heittäytyäFinnish
  • avant, devant, front, façade, porte-paroleFrench
  • sreath, beulaibh, aghaidhScottish Gaelic
  • ճակատArmenian
  • avanti, facciata, fronte, davanti, difronteItalian
  • 前, 正面, 前線, 前側, 手前, 表, フロントJapanese
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  • priekis, priešakysLithuanian
  • priekša, priekšpuseLatvian
  • mua, pae o te pakanga, pae o te ririMāori
  • voorzijde, voorkant, front, façadeDutch
  • front, forside, fasadeNorwegian
  • frontPolish
  • dianteira, frentePortuguese
  • пере́дний, [[передний, пе́ред, прикры́тие, [[атмосфе́рный]] [[фронт]], фаса́д, фронтRussian
  • prednjiSerbo-Croatian
  • bulvan, front, framsidaSwedish
  • divantWalloon
  • ubusoZulu

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