the front of the church features a magnificent stained-glass window
that smile is just a front—I don't think she actually likes me at all Verb
The house fronts Main Street.
The house fronts on Main Street.
He is now fronting a different band.
He fronts a talk show. Adjective
There's a small statue on the front lawn.
He keeps his wallet in his front pocket. See More
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The second is a 10-year-old single malt finished in Pomerol Bordeaux wine barrels (93 proof), with a tannic hit up front followed by notes of blackberry, spice, and leather.—Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 4 Dec. 2023 Earlier this week, David Grisham dressed up as the Dr. Seuss character and held up the poster while standing in front of Sleepy Hollow Elementary School in Amarillo, Texas.—Nicholas Rice, Peoplemag, 2 Dec. 2023 Surely, Russians must be sensitive to their growing isolation and economic hardship, and the ever-growing sacrifice of their young men at the front.—Andrei Kolesnikov, Foreign Affairs, 1 Dec. 2023 Climate concerns likely aren’t front of mind when consumers choose a pickup: heft, storage, and looks tend to be far more important.—Carlton Reid, WIRED, 1 Dec. 2023 Beyoncé wore a black dress with a large silver emblem on the front.—Caitlin O'Kane, CBS News, 1 Dec. 2023 Four others were also injured by bullets, and two were injured after falling in front of the prison.—WSJ, 30 Nov. 2023 The electric vehicle road trip from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and back delivered on so many fronts.—Selika Josiah Talbott, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 And on the surprising front, an opera singer, former male model, and a shockingly quick and agile tennis and soccer player!—Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 29 Nov. 2023
That piece too is at the Hirshhorn, fronting the museum on Independence Avenue.—Carolina A. Miranda, Los Angeles Times, 2 Dec. 2023 Just front your store with vending machines that can be stocked from behind, and then close the doors.—Nikki Baird, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 Nicotine Dolls are fronted by lead singer Sam Cieri and also comprises John Hays (guitar), John Merritt (bass) and Abel Tabares (drums).—Xander Zellner, Billboard, 29 Nov. 2023 Fat Joe called upon his famous friends to be brand ambassadors and front the boxes.—Jackie Fields, Peoplemag, 6 Nov. 2023 The 50-plus cars making up the procession were fronted by Joel Laub’s 1929 Bentley Speed Six, immediately followed by the new and all-electric Rolls-Royce Spectre—the two vehicles providing a striking juxtaposition of British performance and refinement, then and now.—Viju Mathew, Robb Report, 22 Nov. 2023 Emmy Award winner Jimmy Kimmel is back as the host for the upcoming 2024 Oscars ceremony, marking the late-night star’s fourth time fronting the show.—Clayton Davis, Variety, 15 Nov. 2023 The latest from the Radiohead spin-off group fronted by that group’s singer Thom Yorke and guitarist Jonny Greenwood as featuring Sons of Kemet drummer Tom Skinner will coincide with a series of UK and European headlining dates in March.—Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 13 Nov. 2023 The 10-year-old, whose parents are Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, fronted i-D's Fall/Winter 2023 issue, which marked her first solo cover to date.—Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 31 Oct. 2023
When a tactical unit of police officers breached the front door, attempting to execute the search warrant, a person inside opened fire with a gun, Penn said.—Jasmine Hilton, Washington Post, 6 Dec. 2023 Cushioned shoulder straps remain comfortable even when your bag is packed to the brim, and an easy-access front pocket is an ideal place to store important travel documents or liquids that may need to be quickly removed while heading through TSA.—Merrell Readman, Travel + Leisure, 6 Dec. 2023 Add a sparkly glow to your front door display with the three tinsel present boxes that come pre-lit with 60 LED lights.—Toni Sutton, Peoplemag, 2 Dec. 2023 Can-Am claims the finger knuckle drops torque on the front upper ball joint by 85 percent and allows for shock dampers to now mount directly to the lower arm.—Michael Van Runkle, Robb Report, 1 Dec. 2023 For every procedure, doctors should show multiple angles — front, lateral (both sides in profile), and three-quarter oblique views (left and right), at minimum — because each view has something to offer.—Jolene Edgar, Allure, 1 Dec. 2023 The Signature model is made of a luxurious blend of wool and cashmere, with a midi hem and front pockets.—Selene Oliva, Glamour, 24 Nov. 2023 There is also a money clip that fits U.S. bills with no spillover, or the attachment can secure the wallet in a front pocket instead.—Morgan Ashley Parker, Travel + Leisure, 24 Nov. 2023 At last, the climate crisis is front page news, all the time.—Sammy Roth, Los Angeles Times, 23 Nov. 2023 See More
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Middle English, from Anglo-French frunt, front, from Latin front-, frons