An example of front-load is someone opening a new restaurant and spending most of their business loan money on start up costs, not saving any money for expenses to come later.
transitive verbfront-load·ed, front-load·ing, front-loads
- To arrange or plan (a schedule, project, or process, for example) so that a large portion of activity occurs in an early period: front-loaded the primaries so that most of them occur early rather than later in the election year.
- To incur or pay off (expenses, for example) in an early period of a fiscal arrangement.
(third-person singular simple present frontloads, present participle frontloading, simple past and past participle frontloaded)
- Alternative form of front-load.
(third-person singular simple present front-loads, present participle front-loading, simple past and past participle front-loaded)
- To assign to the initial periods.
- We front-loaded the fees on the project.
- We front-loaded the project with fees.
- Attributive form of front load.
- This is a front-load fund, with 4.5% coming off the top.
- Designed to be loaded from the front.
- A new front-load washing machine uses less water than a top-load.
(plural front loads)