Front meaning

frŭnt
Front is defined as attitude or the part that faces forward.

An example of front is the part of the head with the eyes, nose and mouth on it.

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The definition of front is located in the forward position.

An example of front used as an adjective is the phrase "front yard" which means the yard facing the street at someone's house.

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The forward part or surface, as of a building.
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The area, location, or position directly before or ahead.
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A position of leadership or superiority.
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The forehead or face, especially of a bird or other animal.
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A detachable part of a man's dress shirt covering the chest; a dickey.
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The interface between air masses of different temperatures or densities.
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A field of activity.

The economic front.

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Of, relating to, aimed at, or located in the front.

The front lines; the front row; front property on Lake Tahoe.

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Designating vowels produced at or toward the front of the oral cavity, such as the vowels of green and get.
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To look out on; face.

A house that fronts the ocean.

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To meet in opposition; confront.
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To provide a front for.
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To serve as a front for.
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To move (a word or phrase) to the beginning of a clause or sentence, typically for emphasis or contrast.
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To cause (a vowel) to be pronounced farther toward the front of the oral cavity.
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To have a front; face onto something else.

Her property fronts on the highway.

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To provide an apparently respectable cover for secret or illegal activities.

Fronting for organized crime.

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Used by a desk clerk in a hotel to summon a bellhop.
interjection
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Impudence; effrontery.
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The part of something that faces forward or is regarded as facing forward; most important side; forepart.
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The first part; beginning.

Toward the front of the book.

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The place or position directly before a person or thing.
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A forward or leading position or situation.
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The first available bellhop or page, as in a hotel: generally used as a call.
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The land bordering a lake, ocean, street, etc.
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A promenade along a body of water.
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The advanced line, or the whole area, of contact between opposing sides in warfare; combat zone.
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A specified area of activity.

The home front, the political front.

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A broad movement in which different groups are united for the achievement of certain common political or social aims.
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A person who serves as a public representative of a business, group, etc., usually because of his or her prestige.
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A person or group used to cover or obscure the activity or objectives of another, controlling person or group.
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A stiff shirt bosom, worn with formal clothes.
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A face of a building; esp., the face with the principal entrance.
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The boundary between two air masses of different density and temperature.
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At, to, in, on, or of the front.
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Articulated with the tongue in a position toward the front of the mouth.
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To face; be opposite to.
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To be before in place.
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To meet; confront.
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To defy; oppose.
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To supply or serve as a front, or facing, of.
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To face in a certain direction.

A castle fronting on the sea.

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To act as a front.
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Frontispiece.
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The boundary between two air masses that have different temperatures or humidity. In the mid-latitude areas of the Earth, where warm tropical air meets cooler polar air, the systems of fronts define the weather and often cause precipitation to form. Warm air, being lighter than cold air, tends to rise, cool, and condense along such boundaries, forming rain or snow.
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​The foremost side of something or the end that faces the direction it normally moves.
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The side of a building with the main entrance.
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A person or institution acting as the public face of some other, covert group.

Officially it's a dry-cleaning shop, but everyone knows it's a front for the mafia.

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(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.
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(military) An area where armies are engaged in conflict, especially the line of contact.
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(military) The lateral space occupied by an element measured from the extremity of one flank to the extremity of the other flank.
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(military) The direction of the enemy.
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(military) When a combat situation does not exist or is not assumed, the direction toward which the command is faced.
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(informal) An act, show, façade, persona: an intentional and false impression of oneself.

He says he likes hip-hop, but I think it's just a front.

You don't need to put on a front. Just be yourself.

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(historical) That which covers the foremost part of the head: a front piece of false hair worn by women.
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The most conspicuous part.
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(UK) A seafront or coastal promenade.
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Shakespeare.

Grim-visaged war hath smoothed his wrinkled front.

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Prior.

His front yet threatens, and his frowns command.

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(The foremost side of something or the end that faces the direction it normally moves): (nautical) bow (of a ship)
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Located at or near the front.

The front runner was thirty meters ahead of her nearest competitor.

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(comparable, phonetics) Of a vowel pronounced near the tip of the tongue.
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(intransitive, dated) To face (on, to); to be pointed in a given direction.
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To face, be opposite to.
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To face up to, to meet head-on, to confront.
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To adorn the front of; to put on the front.
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(phonetics, intransitive) To pronounce with the tongue in a front position.
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(linguistics) To move (a word or clause) to the start of a sentence.
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(intransitive, slang) To act as a front (f); to cover (f).
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To lead or be the spokesperson of (a campaign, organisation etc.).
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(colloquial) To provide money or financial assistance in advance to.
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(intransitive) To assume false or disingenuous appearances.
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To appear before, as in to front court.
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To front is defined as to face in a certain direction, or to be the leader of something.

An example of to front is for a house to look out on the ocean.

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To lead (a group of musicians).
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To provide before payment.
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front and center
  • In the most prominent position.
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front and center
  • (in or to) a central place at the front of a group or row.
  • (in or into) any prominent or conspicuous position.
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in front of
  • Before; in a position ahead of.
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Origin of front

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin frōns front- forehead, front

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French front (noun), fronter (verb), from Latin frons (“forehead”).

    From Wiktionary