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 On the home front, Rojas said the move to the United States from Mexico was a complete 180. Angel Franco, Dallas News, "FC Dallas’ Franco Jara found out just how hard moving to a new country can be, especially in the middle of a pandemic with a pregnant wife," 7 Oct. 2020 The Indian Hill Braves offense protected the home front against the Taylor Yellow Jackets. Shelby Dermer, The Enquirer, "Week 5 high school football scores in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky," 25 Sep. 2020 Use your head to overcome any minor controversy on the home front. oregonlive, "Horoscope for August 10, 2020: Leo, you’ll get clear relationship directions; Libra, partner focuses on work," 10 Aug. 2020 Rationing was one of the signature wartime home front experiences. NOLA.com, "Homefront: Food, fuel and even shoes were rationed at home, so soldiers at war had enough," 5 Aug. 2020 Even with the latest positive news on the home front, economists are cautious. Steve Brown, Dallas News, "North Texas home sales rebound after pandemic slowdown," 8 July 2020 Rubbing together in war duties, whether on the front line or on the home front, the strict boundaries of the British class system became frayed. Quartz Staff, Quartz, "Hilary Cottam says the pandemic has reminded us of the joy of connecting with others," 30 June 2020 At the same time, America’s armed forces, like many others, have been tied up on the home front, to support beleaguered civilian authorities with everything from logistics to testing. The Economist, "Horsemen of the apocalypse Covid-19 raises the risks of violent conflict," 18 June 2020 Still, these last two months the forum seems to be littered with petty news from the home front. Rachel Levin, SFChronicle.com, "In the Bay Area, wildlife comes out to play while humans shelter in place," 3 June 2020

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First Known Use of home front

1917, in the meaning defined above

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17 Oct 2020

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“Home front.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/home%20front. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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