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Definitions of front

  1. the line along which opposing armies face each other
  2. located anteriorly
  3. the side that is forward or prominent
  4. face in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to; " The house looks north"; " My backyard look onto the pond"; " The building faces the park"
  5. the side that is seen or that goes first
  6. the outward appearance of a person; " he put up a bold front"
  7. the immediate proximity of someone or something; " she blushed in his presence"; " he sensed the presence of danger"; " he was well behaved in front of company"
  8. a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals; " he was a charter member of the movement"; " politicians have to respect a mass movement"; " he led the national liberation front"
  9. the part of something that is nearest to the normal viewer; " he walked to the front of the stage"
  10. ( meteorology) the atmospheric phenomenon created at the boundary between two different air masses
  11. relating to or located in the front; " the front lines"; " the front porch"
  12. a sphere of activity involving effort; " the Japanese were active last week on the diplomatic front"; " they advertise on many different fronts"
  13. be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to; " The house looks north"; " My backyard look onto the pond"; " The building faces the park"
  14. The forehead or brow, the part of the face above the eyes; sometimes, also, the whole face.
  15. The forehead, countenance, or personal presence, as expressive of character or temper, and especially, of boldness of disposition, sometimes of impudence; seeming; as, a bold front; a hardened front.
  16. A position directly before the face of a person, or before the foremost part of a thing; as, in front of un person, of the troops, or of a house.
  17. The most conspicuous part.
  18. That which covers the foremost part of the head: a front piece of false hair worn by women.
  19. The beginning.
  20. Of or relating to the front or forward part; having a position in front; foremost; as, a front view.
  21. To oppose face to face; to oppose directly; to meet in a hostile manner.
  22. To appear before; to meet.
  23. To face toward; to have the front toward; to confront; as, the house fronts the street.
  24. To stand opposed or opposite to, or over against as, his house fronts the church.
  25. To adorn in front; to supply a front to; as, to front a house with marble; to front a head with laurel.
  26. To have or turn the face or front in any direction; as, the house fronts toward the east.
  27. All the works along one side of the polygon inclosing the site which is fortified.
  28. The part or surface of anything which seems to look out, or to be directed forward; the fore or forward part; the foremost rank; the van; - the opposite to back or rear; as, the front of a house; the front of an army.
  29. The middle of the upper part of the tongue, - the part of the tongue which is more or less raised toward the palate in the pronunciation of certain sounds, as the vowel i in machine, e in bed, and consonant y in you. See Guide to Pronunciation, 10.
  30. The call boy whose turn it is to answer the call, which is often the word front, used as an exclamation.
  31. The forehead; the fore part of anything; position directly before something; van; the most prominent part.
  32. Situated at the front.
  33. To stand, or be situated, opposite to.
  34. To have the front turned in a particular direction.
  35. The forehead: the whole face: the forepart of anything: the most conspicuous part: boldness: impudence.
  36. Relating to, or in, front.
  37. The forehead; face; fore- part; position before; boldness.
  38. To stand in front of; present the front to; oppose.
  39. To stand in front; present the front.
  40. To face toward; confront.
  41. To have the front in a certain direction; with on or upon.
  42. Situated at the front; frontal.
  43. The foremost part of anything; the forehead; brow; face.
  44. Position in advance.
  45. Boldness; effrontery.
  46. Belonging to or in the front.
  47. The forehead; the whole face; the fore- head or face, as expressive of the temper or disposition, specially that of boldness or impudence; the fore- part of anything; the van of an army or a body of troops; the most conspicuous part; a shirt- front.
  48. To oppose face to face; to stand opposite to, or over against.
  49. To stand foremost; to turn the face toward any point. Front a word of command signifying that the men are to return to their proper front Front- room, an apartment in the fore- part of a house. Front- box, a box in a play- house before the rest. In front of, before.
  50. The forepart of anything; the face or whole face; the most conspicuous part; impudence or boldness.
  51. To have the face towards; to stand opposed or opposite; to stand foremost.
  52. Relating to the face or front.
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Usage examples for front

  1. " Could we not go by the front of the house? – David Elginbrod by George MacDonald
  2. I was now in front of Company A's right. – Who Goes There? by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
  3. Hanaud stood in front of Ricardo, smiling. – At the Villa Rose by A. E. W. Mason
  4. The door, the big front door. – The Millionaire Baby by Anna Katharine Green
  5. " Up we go," she said, and moved to take the front. – Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow
  6. She did not look toward him, but straight in front of her. – The Sowers by Henry Seton Merriman
  7. We won't go in from the front- as they expect us to do. – Voodoo Planet by Andrew North
  8. I could not see What was just in front of me! – Punch, or the London Charivari, November 4th 1893 by Various
  9. It was in front of him ... – Man of Many Minds by E. Everett Evans
  10. It was impossible to see more than a few feet in front of them because of the darkness. – The Hero of Garside School by J. Harwood Panting
  11. He was as surprised as any one would naturally be to find one not fifty feet from their front door. – Cat and Mouse by Ralph Williams
  12. Cut open just a bit front and back. – Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun
  13. Is he in the front office? – Tom Swift and his Wizard Camera or, Thrilling Adventures while taking Moving Pictures by Victor Appleton
  14. I want to show you something on the front. – Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett
  15. The sun's getting around pretty well in front. – Jean of the Lazy A by B. M. Bower
  16. Them old boys down front seemed to know what they was howlin' about. – The House of Torchy by Sewell Ford
  17. Both went into the front room. – A Poor Man's House by Stephen Sydney Reynolds
  18. When they were all ready to go to bed, Joy wanted the front side. – Gypsy's Cousin Joy by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
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