Definition of in front
1 : in a forward position : in an area at the front of something (such as a car, airplane, theater, etc.) We took turns sitting in front.
2 : in the leading position in a race or competition She's still in front, but the other runners are catching up to her. —often used after out She's still out in front.
Word by Word Definitions
: the whole face
: external and often feigned appearance especially in the face of danger or adversity
: to have the front or principal side adjacent to something
: to have frontage on something
: to serve as a front
: of, relating to, or situated at the front
: acting as a front
: articulated at or toward the front of the oral passage
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