The forward part or surface, as of a building. (noun)
The area, location, or position directly before or ahead. (noun)
A position of leadership or superiority. (noun)
The forehead or face, especially of a bird or other animal. (noun)
Demeanor or bearing, especially in the presence of danger or difficulty. (noun)
An outward, often feigned, appearance or manner: They put up a good front. (noun)
Land bordering a lake, river, or street. (noun)
A promenade along the water at a resort. (noun)
A detachable part of a man's dress shirt covering the chest; a dickey. (noun)
The most forward line of a combat force. (noun)
The area of contact between opposing combat forces; a battlefront. (noun)
Meteorology The interface between air masses of different temperatures or densities. (noun)
A field of activity: the economic front. (noun)
A group or movement uniting various individuals or organizations for the achievement of a common purpose; a coalition. (noun)
A nominal leader lacking in real authority; a figurehead. (noun)
An apparently respectable person, group, or business used as a cover for secret or illegal activities. (noun)
Archaic The first part; the beginning. (noun)
Archaic The face; the countenance. (noun)
Of, relating to, aimed at, or located in the front: the front lines; the front row; front property on Lake Tahoe. (adjective)
Linguistics Designating vowels produced at or toward the front of the oral cavity, such as the vowels of green and get. (adjective)
To look out on; face: a house that fronts the ocean. (verb-transitive)
To meet in opposition; confront. (verb-transitive)
To provide a front for. (verb-transitive)
To serve as a front for. (verb-transitive)
Music To lead (a group of musicians): "Goodman . . . became the first major white bandleader to front an integrated group” ( Bill Barol). (verb-transitive)
Informal To provide before payment: "In . . . personal liability suits, a lawyer is fronting both time and money” ( Richard Faille). (verb-transitive)
Linguistics To move (a word or phrase) to the beginning of a clause or sentence, typically for emphasis or contrast. (verb-transitive)
Linguistics To cause (a vowel) to be pronounced farther toward the front of the oral cavity. (verb-transitive)
To have a front; face onto something else: Her property fronts on the highway. (verb-intransitive)
To provide an apparently respectable cover for secret or illegal activities: fronting for organized crime. (verb-intransitive)
Used by a desk clerk in a hotel to summon a bellhop. (interjection)
front and center In the most prominent position. (idiom)
Examples of word Front
From the inner side of the front crescent, a crescentic _front ridge_ passes inwards and backwards, and its inner face enlarges into a strong longitudinal fold or _pillar_.
From the inner side of the front crescent, a crescentic _front ridge_ passes inwards and backwards, and its inner face enlarges into a strong longitudinal fold or _pillar.
It will be observed that this movement of the French reserve along the whole front was the cause of five victories, neither of which had decisive results, _because the attacks were made in front_, and because, when the cities were relieved, the allied armies not being cut through, and the French reserve moving on to the different points in succession, none of the victories was pushed to its legitimate consequences.
The extent of the front occupied toward the enemy is called the _strategic front_.
In lefs central places, but in good ftreets, unfurnifhed houfes of twenty feet in front* two rooms and a light cloiet on a floor, may be. had for fixty or feventy. .guineas., a-year; and houfes of eighteen feet in front for forty or thirty guineas, according to the fituation and conveniences.