home front


Definition of home front

: the sphere of civilian activity in war

Examples of home front in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nowhere is that more obvious than on the home front, where more pets, fewer births and changing housing preferences will have cascading economic impacts that persist well into the future. Robert Granader, Forbes, 29 June 2021 From the battlefield to the home front, Season 3 of Fox Nation's 'Hero Dogs' features first-hand accounts of courageous canines saving lives. Laura Carrione, Fox News, 31 May 2021 The private correspondence of a middle-class English wife, they have been virtually ignored by historians of the home front in Britain during the American Revolution. Julie Flavell, Smithsonian Magazine, 16 Aug. 2021 Set against the backdrop of the wartime home front, the tome explores the 1942 Hale America National Open, which Hogan won, and the controversy attached to the USGA decision not to count it as an official US Open. BostonGlobe.com, 8 May 2021 On the home front, Fred is lingering as a post-tropical cyclone about 15 miles from Binghamton, New York, with maximum sustained winds of 25 mph. Richard Tribou, orlandosentinel.com, 19 Aug. 2021 Moreover, when unexpected demands pop up — like a child who is home sick or a work meeting that conflicts with child care duties — mothers prioritize the home front, research shows. New York Times, 5 Aug. 2021 On the home front, Tropical Depression Fred made landfall Monday afternoon in Cape San Blas, Florida, with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph. Joe Mario Pedersen, orlandosentinel.com, 17 Aug. 2021 Bette will experience challenges on the home front, too. Alamin Yohannes, EW.com, 6 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of home front

1917, in the meaning defined above

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6 Oct 2021

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“Home front.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/home%20front. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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