Definition of Front

1. Noun. The side that is forward or prominent.

Exact synonyms: Forepart, Front End
Generic synonyms: Face, Side
Specialized synonyms: Forefront, Head
Derivative terms: Frontal
Antonyms: Rear

2. Verb. Be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to. "His fields front mine at this point"; "The building faces the park"
Exact synonyms: Face, Look
Generic synonyms: Lie
Related verbs: Face
Specialized synonyms: Confront
Antonyms: Back
Derivative terms: Frontage

3. Adjective. Relating to or located in the front. "The front porch"

4. Noun. The line along which opposing armies face each other.
Exact synonyms: Battlefront, Front Line
Group relationships: Battlefield, Battleground, Field, Field Of Battle, Field Of Honor
Generic synonyms: Line
Derivative terms: Frontal

5. Verb. Confront bodily. "Breast the storm"
Exact synonyms: Breast
Generic synonyms: Confront, Face

6. Noun. The outward appearance of a person. "He put up a bold front"
Generic synonyms: Appearance

7. Noun. The side that is seen or that goes first.
Specialized synonyms: Bow, Fore, Prow, Stem, Facade, Frontage, Frontal, Face, Frontispiece, Nose, Nose, Nose Cone, Ogive, Shirtfront, Shopfront, Storefront
Generic synonyms: Side
Derivative terms: Frontal
Antonyms: Rear

8. Noun. A person used as a cover for some questionable activity.

9. Noun. A sphere of activity involving effort. "They advertise on many different fronts"
Generic synonyms: Area, Arena, Domain, Field, Orbit, Sphere

10. Noun. (meteorology) the atmospheric phenomenon created at the boundary between two different air masses.
Category relationships: Meteorology
Generic synonyms: Atmospheric Phenomenon
Specialized synonyms: Warm Front, Cold Front, Polar Front, Occluded Front, Occlusion
Derivative terms: Frontal

11. Noun. The immediate proximity of someone or something. "He was well behaved in front of company"
Exact synonyms: Presence
Generic synonyms: Proximity
Derivative terms: Present

12. Noun. The part of something that is nearest to the normal viewer. "He walked to the front of the stage"
Generic synonyms: Place, Position
Antonyms: Back
Derivative terms: Frontal

13. Noun. A group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals. "He led the national liberation front"

Definition of Front

1. n. The forehead or brow, the part of the face above the eyes; sometimes, also, the whole face.

2. a. Of or relating to the front or forward part; having a position in front; foremost; as, a front view.

3. v. t. To oppose face to face; to oppose directly; to meet in a hostile manner.

4. v. t. To have or turn the face or front in any direction; as, the house fronts toward the east.

5. n. All the works along one side of the polygon inclosing the site which is fortified.

Definition of Front

1. Noun. The foremost side of something or the end that faces the direction it normally moves. ¹

2. Noun. The side of a building with the main entrance. ¹

3. Noun. A person or institution acting as the public face of some other, covert group. ¹

4. Noun. (context: meteorology) The interface or transition zone between two airmasses of different density, often resulting in precipitation. Since the temperature distribution is the most important regulator of atmospheric density, a front almost invariably separates airmasses of different temperature. ¹

5. Noun. (context: military) An area where armies are engaged in conflict, especially the line of contact. ¹

6. Noun. (context: military) The lateral space occupied by an element measured from the extremity of one flank to the extremity of the other flank. ¹

7. Noun. (context: military) The direction of the enemy. ¹

8. Noun. (context: military) When a combat situation does not exist or is not assumed, the direction toward which the command is faced. ¹

9. Noun. (obsolete) A major military subdivision of the Soviet Army. ¹

10. Noun. (informal) An act, show, fa├žade, persona: an intentional and false impression of oneself. ¹

11. Noun. (U.K.) a seafront or coastal promenade. ¹

12. Adjective. Located at or near the front. ¹

13. Adjective. (comparable) (phonetics) Of a vowel pronounced near the tip of the tongue. ¹

14. Verb. (intransitive dated) To face (on, to), be pointed in a given direction. ¹

15. Verb. (transitive) To face, be opposite to. ¹

16. Verb. (transitive) To face up to, to meet head-on, to confront. ¹

17. Verb. (transitive) To adorn the front of; to have on the front. ¹

18. Verb. (phonetics transitive intransitive) To pronounce with the tongue in a front position. ¹

19. Verb. (linguistics transitive) To move (a word or clause) to the start of a sentence. ¹

20. Verb. (intransitive slang) To act as a front (for); to cover (for). ¹

21. Verb. (transitive) To lead or be the spokesperson of (a campaign, organisation etc.). ¹

22. Verb. (transitive colloquial) To provide money or financial assistance in advance to. ¹

23. Verb. (intransitive) To assume false or disingenuous appearances. ¹

24. Verb. to appear before, as in to front court. ¹

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Definition of Front

1. articulated at the front of the oral passage [adj FRONTER] / to provide with a front (a forward part) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Front

1. The position of the leading edge of the solvent in chromatography. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Front

front (current term)
front-end loader
front-porch campaign
front-porch campaigning

Literary usage of Front

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"the front cams elevates the balls, whereas a rise of the rear cams depresses them, the two component waves will meet in the same phase at the origin when ..."

2. Ore Dressing by Robert Hallowell Richards (1903)
"front A frame with cams in front revolving away from the bin (see Fig. 102). 2. ... front Knee connected with bin, earns in front (see Fig. 105). 8. ..."

3. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"630 Nor have we better counsel in our power, Than, might and main, to meet him, front to front. Better to perish once for all, or stake Our lives upon one ..."

4. The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare (1912)
"... in front, at L CNB Portia and Nerissa should be disguised beyond all recognition. If Portia is fair, she should now be dark, with a "clubbed" wig, ..."

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