- of the front; in, on, at, or against the front
- of, or situated at or near, the forehead: the frontal cortex of the brain
- involving the front of the human body: a movie scene with frontal nudity
Origin of frontalModern Latin frontalis
- an ornamental band worn on the forehead
- an ornamental cloth hung over the front of an altar
- a facade
- a small pediment over a door, window, etc.
Origin of frontalMiddle English frountel ; from Old French frontel ; from Medieval Latin frontellum, diminutive for frontale ; from Classical Latin frontalia, frontlet ; from frons: see front and amp; -al
- Of, relating to, directed toward, or situated at the front: a frontal attack.
- Anatomy a. Of or relating to the forehead or frontal bone.b. Of or relating to the frontal plane.
- Of or relating to a meteorological front.
- A drapery covering the front of an altar.
- The façade of a building.
Origin of frontalMiddle English frontel, from Old French, from Medieval Latin frontāle, from Latin frōns, front-, forehead, front.