the home front

Definition of the home front

  1. :  the people who stay in a country and work while that country's soldiers are fighting in a war in a foreign country During the war we had to keep up morale on the home front.

Word by Word Definitions

homeplay
  1. :  one's place of residence :  domicile

    :  house

    :  the social unit formed by a family living together

  1. :  to or at one's place of residence or home (see 1home 1a)

    :  to a final, closed, or ultimate position

    :  to or at an ultimate objective (such as a goal or finish line)

  1. :  of, relating to, or being a place of residence, place of origin, or base of operations

    :  prepared, done, or designed for use in a home (see 1home)

    :  operating or occurring in an area that is a headquarters or base of operations

  1. :  to go or return to one's place of residence or origin :  to go or return home (see 1home)

    :  to return accurately to one's native area of place of birth or origin from a distance :  to return home

    :  to proceed or direct attention toward an objective

frontplay
  1. :  forehead

    :  the whole face

    :  external and often feigned appearance especially in the face of danger or adversity

  1. :  to have the front or principal side adjacent to something

    :  to have frontage on something

    :  to serve as a front

  1. :  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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