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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"

GCIDE

  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.

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

Wiktionary

  1. front(Noun)

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

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

  2. front(Noun)

    The side of a building with the main entrance.

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

  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.

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

  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.

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

  5. front(Noun)

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

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

  6. front(Noun)

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

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

  7. front(Noun)

    The direction of the enemy.

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

  8. front(Noun)

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

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

  9. front(Noun)

    A major military subdivision of the Soviet Army.

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

  10. front(Verb)

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

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

  11. front(Verb)

    To face, be opposite to.

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

  12. front(Verb)

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

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

  13. front(Verb)

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

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

  14. front(Verb)

    To pronounce with the tongue in a front position.

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

  15. front(Verb)

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

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

  16. front(Verb)

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

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

  17. front(Verb)

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

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

  18. front(Verb)

    To provide money or financial assistance in advance to.

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

  19. front(Noun)

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

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

  20. front(Noun)

    a seafront or coastal promenade.

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

  21. front(Verb)

    To assume false or disingenuous appearances.

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

  22. front(Verb)

    to appear before, as in to front court.

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

  23. front(Adjective)

    Located at or near the front.

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

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

  24. front(Adjective)

    Of a vowel pronounced near the tip of the tongue.

    Etymology: 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

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

  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

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

  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

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

  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

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

  5. Front(noun)

    the most conspicuous part

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

  6. Front(noun)

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

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

  7. Front(noun)

    the beginning

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

  8. Front(adj)

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

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

  9. Front(verb)

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

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

  10. Front(verb)

    to appear before; to meet

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

  11. Front(verb)

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

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

  12. Front(verb)

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

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

  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

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

  14. Front(verb)

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

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

Freebase

  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.

Rap Dictionary

  1. front(verb)

    Pretend to be that which you are not; act tough. You can't front on that -- Beastie Boys (So what'cha want).

  2. front(verb)

    To bluff or to be a coward.

  3. front(verb)

    To pretend to not be interested; as in "why you frontin' on my boy for?"

  4. front(verb)

    To give something away for a certin amount of time, and get paid back later. (Yo, front me a dime bag..)

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

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How to say front in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Otilia Dhand:

    This will limit the room for significant policy changes on the economic front.

  2. Jeff Gordon:

    That first half was amazing, i was enjoying that moment very, very much. Just being out front. Being in control of the race.

  3. Ayanna Pressley:

    Theyve been to the White House. They talk to people like me, quietly, saying they wish the radical freshmen who get all the magazine covers andall the ink and airtime. Rashida Tlaib and Omar along with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., -- have frequently made front page news since joining Congress in January for their controversial statements and policies, as well as for their vocal criticism of the Trump administration. House Democrats set out an ambitious agenda with legislation on the kitchen table priorities that helped them win the majority protecting the Affordable Care Act, imposing new ethics rules while engaging in aggressive oversight of the Trump administration. Their investigations extend well beyond Special Counsel Robert Muellers probeinto Russian interference in the 2016 election as they dig into the presidents business dealings andpush for Trumps tax returns. But with the spotlight comes high-profile setbacks. Democrats splintered over Ocasio-Cortezs climate change proposal and exposed party divisions over Omars comments on Israels treatment of Palestinians. Tlaib stunned some when, on Day One, she told supporters using an expletive that the new majority would impeach Donald Trump. CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP Conway said Sunday that the invitation is open to any House Democrats who wants to come to the White House to discuss divisive issues like immigration and border security. Lets try to work together. But we have an unserious Congress that is not coming to the table. And the Republicans failed to do their job when they were in charge, no doubt. And House Democrats now are failing to come together in the House.

  4. Micky Morrison:

    But even my 12-year-old son doesn't hesitate to undress in front of me. I figure that he will one day, and that's OK, perhaps one day he will avert his eyes or become uncomfortable with my nudity as well. And that's OK, too.

  5. Charles Hurt:

    I think one of the things that's so puzzling to us about why he does not get punished for making these statements is, that a lot of people hear it and they feel like, yeah he's working through the problem in front of us, but they think he's talking plainly, because he doesn't have the political pat answer for everything they give him a lot of forgiveness.

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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
  • depanIndonesian
  • avanti, facciata, fronte, davanti, difronteItalian
  • 前, 正面, 前線, 前側, 手前, 表, フロントJapanese
  • Korean
  • 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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