Definition of Fronting

1. Noun. (phonology) A phonological relationship where a front vowel is found in place of a relative back vowel in an inflected form of a word. ¹



2. Noun. (linguistics) An analogous relationship between the vowel sounds in a dialect of a language relative to the language standard or an earlier form of the language. ¹

3. Verb. (present participle of front) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fronting

1. front [v] - See also: front

Lexicographical Neighbors of Fronting

frontflips
frontier
frontier orbital
frontier settlement
frontiered
frontierless
frontierlike
frontiers
frontiersman
frontiersmanship
frontiersmen
frontierswoman
frontierswomen
frontignan
frontin'
fronting (current term)
frontispiece
frontispieces
frontless
frontlessly
frontlet
frontlets
frontline
frontlines
frontlist
frontlists
frontload
frontloaded
frontloader
frontloaders

Literary usage of Fronting

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

1. History of Arizonaby Thomas Edwin Farish by Thomas Edwin Farish (1918)
"SAGUARO Frontispiece ANCIENT CANALS AND RUINS fronting Page 29 ADAMSVILLE ... 46 ANCIENT CANALS fronting Page 70 CHARLES TRUMBULL HAYDEN fronting Page 103 ..."

2. National Building Code by American Insurance Association, National Board of Fire Underwriters (1909)
"fronting on one street fronting on two streets, only sq. ft. through from street to that is, extending Corner building, fronting on two streets 6000 sq. ft. ..."

3. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1865)
"fronting p. 106 we have an engraving of an old house “ formerly at [the] eastern ... 108, Salmon's House ; and fronting p. 108, two old houses in All Saints ..."

4. The Ontario Reports: Containing Reports of Cases Decided in the Queen's by Ontario High Court of Justice, Ontario, High Court of Justice (1885)
"The plan exhibited ten lots numbered from one to ten inclusive, fronting towards the south on Baldwin street; five lots numbered from eleven to fifteen ..."

5. The Judicial Dictionary, of Words and Phrases Judicially Interpreted: To by Frederick Stroud (1903)
"V. fronting. FRONTAGE. — Frontage to the Sea and Rivers ... Premises "fronting, adjoining, or abutting" on a STREET, and as such chargeable with expense of ..."

6. The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin, and an Account of Its Progress Down by Alexander William Kinglake (1877)
"The Grenadiers fronting eastward. Upon coming more near, the Grenadiers tried to ... The Grenadiers, fronting now to the eastward, with their right a little ..."

7. Cyclopedia of Fire Prevention and Insurance: A General Reference Work on (1912)
"Height limited to 45 feet Area, without Automatic Sprinkler Protection fronting on one street only . . 5000 sq. ft. fronting on two streets, that street to ..."

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