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1front

noun \ˈfrənt\

: the forward part or surface of something : the part of something that is seen first

: a place, position, or area that is most forward or is directly ahead

: the part of your body that faces forward and includes your face and chest

Full Definition of FRONT

1
a :  forehead; also :  the whole face
b :  external and often feigned appearance especially in the face of danger or adversity
2
a (1) :  vanguard (2) :  a line of battle (3) :  a zone of conflict between armies
b (1) :  a stand on an issue :  policy
(2) :  an area of activity or interest <progress on the educational front> (3) :  a movement linking divergent elements to achieve common objectives; especially :  a political coalition
3
:  a side of a building; especially :  the side that contains the principal entrance
4
a :  the forward part or surface
b (1) :  frontage
(2) :  a beach promenade at a seaside resort
c :  dickey 1a
d :  the boundary between two dissimilar air masses
5
archaic :  beginning
6
a (1) :  a position ahead of a person or of the foremost part of a thing (2) —used as a call by a hotel desk clerk in summoning a bellhop
b :  a position of leadership or superiority
7
a :  a person, group, or thing used to mask the identity or true character or activity of the actual controlling agent
b :  a person who serves as the nominal head or spokesman of an enterprise or group to lend it prestige
in front of
:  directly before or ahead of
out front
:  in the audience

Examples of FRONT

  1. <the front of the church features a magnificent stained-glass window>
  2. <that smile is just a front—I don't think she actually likes me at all>

Origin of FRONT

Middle English, from Anglo-French frunt, front, from Latin front-, frons
First Known Use: 13th century

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Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral

Rhymes with FRONT

2front

verb

: to have the face or front toward (something)

: to be the leader or lead singer of (a musical group)

: to host or present (a radio or TV program)

Full Definition of FRONT

intransitive verb
1
:  to have the front or principal side adjacent to something; also :  to have frontage on something <a ten-acre plot fronting on a lake — Current Biography>
2
:  to serve as a front <fronting for special interests>
transitive verb
1
a :  confront <went to the woods because I wished … to front only the essential facts of life — H. D. Thoreau>
b :  to appear before <daily fronted him in some fresh splendor — Alfred Tennyson>
2
a :  to be in front of <a lawn fronting the house>
b :  to be the leader of (a musical group) <appeared as a soloist and fronted bands>
3
:  to face toward or have frontage on <the house fronts the street>
4
:  to supply a front to <fronted the building with bricks>
5
a :  to articulate (a sound) with the tongue farther forward
b :  to move (a word or phrase) to the beginning of a sentence
6
basketball :  to play in front of (an opposing player) rather than between the player and the basket
7
:  advance 7 <fronted him the cash>

Examples of FRONT

  1. The house fronts Main Street.
  2. The house fronts on Main Street.
  3. He is now fronting a different band.
  4. He fronts a talk show.

First Known Use of FRONT

1523

3front

adjective

: of or relating to the front : located at the front

golf —used to refer to the first 9 holes of an 18-hole golf course

Full Definition of FRONT

1
a :  of, relating to, or situated at the front
b :  acting as a front <front company>
2
:  articulated at or toward the front of the oral passage <front vowels>
3
:  constituting the first nine holes of an 18-hole golf course
front adverb

Examples of FRONT

  1. There's a small statue on the front lawn.
  2. He keeps his wallet in his front pocket.

First Known Use of FRONT

1600

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4front

abbreviation

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