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ˈfrʌn tlfrontal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. frontlet, frontalnoun

    an adornment worn on the forehead

  2. frontalnoun

    a drapery that covers the front of an altar

  3. facade, frontage, frontaladjective

    the face or front of a building

  4. frontaladjective

    belonging to the front part

    "a frontal appendage"

  5. frontaladjective

    of or relating to the front of an advancing mass of air

    "frontal rainfall"

  6. frontal, head-onadjective

    meeting front to front

    "a frontal attack"; "a head-on collision"

  7. frontaladjective

    of or adjacent to the forehead or frontal bone

    "the frontal lobes"


  1. frontalnoun

    A drapery covering the front of an altar.

  2. frontalnoun

    The façade of a building.

  3. frontalnoun

    The bone at the front of the skull, behind the forehead.

  4. frontaladjective

    Of, relating to, directed toward, or situated at the front: a frontal attack.

  5. frontaladjective


  6. frontaladjective

    Of or relating to a weather front.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Frontalnoun

    Any external form of medicine to be applied to the forehead, generally composed amongst the ancients of coolers and hypnoticks. John Quincy

    Etymology: frontale, Lat. frontal, Fr.

    We may apply intercipients upon the temples of mastick: frontales may also be applied. Richard Wiseman, Surgery.

    The torpedo, being alive, stupifies at a distance; but after death produceth no such effect; which had they retained, they might have supplied opium, and served as frontals in phrensies. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours, b. iii.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Frontaladjective

    belonging to the front part; being in front

  2. Frontaladjective

    of or pertaining to the forehead or the anterior part of the roof of the brain case; as, the frontal bones

  3. Frontalnoun

    something worn on the forehead or face; a frontlet

  4. Frontalnoun

    an ornamental band for the hair

  5. Frontalnoun

    the metal face guard of a soldier

  6. Frontalnoun

    a little pediment over a door or window

  7. Frontalnoun

    a movable, decorative member in metal, carved wood, or, commonly, in rich stuff or in embroidery, covering the front of the altar. Frontals are usually changed according to the different ceremonies

  8. Frontalnoun

    a medicament or application for the forehead

  9. Frontalnoun

    the frontal bone, or one of the two frontal bones, of the cranium

  10. Etymology: [F. frontal, fronteau, OF. Frontel, frontal, L. frontale an ornament for the forehead, frontlet. See Front.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. frontal

    A front piece; something worn on the forehead or face; or the metal face-guard of a soldier.

Editors Contribution

  1. frontal

    Relating to or directed to the front.

    The frontal facet of the brain is responsible for reasoning and morality.

    Submitted by MaryC on September 6, 2020  


  1. Frontal

    referring to the front of head or anterior aspect of any part.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of frontal in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of frontal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of frontal in a Sentence

  1. Karen Pierce:

    The brain is very plastic during early development and can be impacted by input from the environment, the frontal cortex in particular -- the part of the brain essential for the development of social skills -- is making large numbers of connections between brain cells across the first two years of life.

  2. Julie Perry:

    Child pornography is so dangerous for a child’s mind, their frontal lobes aren’t developed yet, so what they see sticks in their minds.

  3. Johan Renck:

    I do think that there's reason to believe if you're a prolific artist and going into your late 60s you'd at least start to think about mortality, and when you get older, this applies to me (as well), you think about the things you want to do and how it will be perceived by your children one day. The opposite of the frontal trajectory, there's almost a biographical aspect to it, you know? So maybe you change your thinking.

  4. Jeff Bock:

    Unless aliens possess Christopher Nolan frontal lobe, Christopher Nolan will not cave to the cries of digital, and if Warner Bros. decides digital is the right move, Christopher Nolan'll likely never work with them again.

  5. Teresa Fernández-Crespo:

    One male suffered multiple frontal injuries, suggesting that he was facing his attacker.

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