Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Noun: front  frúnt
  1. The side that is forward or prominent
    - front end, forepart
  2. The line along which opposing armies face each other
    - battlefront, front line
  3. The outward appearance of a person
    "he put up a bold front"
  4. The side that is seen or that goes first
  5. A person used as a cover for some questionable activity
    - front man, figurehead, nominal head, straw man, strawman
  6. A sphere of activity involving effort
    "the Japanese were active last week on the diplomatic front"; "they advertise on many different fronts"
  7. (meteorology) the atmospheric phenomenon created at the boundary between two different air masses
  8. The immediate proximity of someone or something
    "he was well behaved in front of company";
    - presence
  9. The part of something that is nearest to the normal viewer
    "he walked to the front of the stage"
  10. A group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals
    "he led the national liberation front";
    - movement, social movement
Adjective: front  frúnt
  1. Relating to or located in the front
    "the front lines"; "the front porch"
Verb: front  frúnt
  1. Be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to
    "The house fronts north";
    - look, face
  2. Confront bodily
    "front the storm";
    - breast
  3. Lead or be the spokesperson for

Derived forms: fronted, fronting, fronts

See also: 1st, advance, advanced, anterior, first, fore, foremost, frontal, frontmost, head-on, in advance

Type of: appearance, area, arena, atmospheric phenomenon, beguiler, cheat, cheater, confront, deceiver, domain, face, field, lie, line, orbit, place, position, proximity, side, slicker [informal], social group, sphere, trickster

Antonym: back, rear

Part of: battlefield, battleground, field, field of battle, field of honor [US]

Encyclopedia: Front, Charles