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

All good on the home front: The Brewers announced on Monday that shortstop Orlando Arcia's financee, Elena, delivered healthy twin baby daughters, Isabella and Mia. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brewers 8, Marlins 3: Trent Grisham's five-hit night sparks suddenly sizzling Brewers," 9 Sep. 2019 But on the home front, Tyler faces the constant judgment of his humorless father, Ronald (Brown, striking unexpected notes of ferocity), the proud owner of a construction business. Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Waves': Film Review | Telluride 2019," 31 Aug. 2019 On the home front, Jane is caring for her lover, Julia, an oncologist who may be terminally ill. Mary Ann Grossmann, Twin Cities, "Good reads, good-bye dwindling summer — Ellen Hart’s latest Jane Lawless mystery and a moving memoir," 25 Aug. 2019 Starting a new job almost always demands accommodation on the home front. Amy Lindgren, Twin Cities, "Working Strategies: What to do before your first day of work," 27 July 2019 And on the home front, his partner of seven years, Brooke Delaney, is pregnant with their first child. Mary Ann Grossmann, Twin Cities, "J. Ryan Stradal’s Minnesota roots run deep, as do those of his new novel, ‘The Lager Queen of Minnesota’," 21 July 2019 On the home front, lightning strikes have already presented themselves as a big problem this summer in Orange County, although none fatal. Joe Mario Pedersen, orlandosentinel.com, "Take cover Florida as July is the deadliest month for lightning," 28 June 2019 Like most Americans on the home front, life had evolved into a routine despite rationing and shortages of gasoline, food and clothing. Erik Lacitis, The Seattle Times, "75 years ago, an anxious Seattle turned to radio, newspapers to learn about the D-Day invasion," 2 June 2019 On a basic level, your home life takes precedence at the beginning of May. New beginnings presenting the opportunity for more stability on the home front come Saturday, May 4. Randon Rosenbohm, Allure, "What May’s Aquarius Horoscope Predictions Mean for You," 30 Apr. 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'home front.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of home front

1917, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about home front

Statistics for home front

Last Updated

14 Sep 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for home front

The first known use of home front was in 1917

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on home front

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with home front

Comments on home front

What made you want to look up home front? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


concealment of treason or felony

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!