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Meaning of FRONT

Pronunciation:  frunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the side that is seen or that goes first
  2. [n]  the outward appearance of a person; "he put up a bold front"
  3. [n]  the immediate proximity of someone or something; "she blushed in his presence"; "he sensed the presence of danger"; "he was well behaved in front of company"
  4. [n]  a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals; "he was a charter member of the movement"; "politicians have to respect a mass movement"; "he led the national liberation front"
  5. [n]  the side that is forward or prominent
  6. [n]  the line along which opposing armies face each other
  7. [n]  the part of something that is nearest to the normal viewer; "he walked to the front of the stage"
  8. [n]  a person used as a cover for some questionable activity
  9. [n]  (meteorology) the atmospheric phenomenon created at the boundary between two different air masses
  10. [n]  a sphere of activity involving effort; "the Japanese were active last week on the diplomatic front"; "they advertise on many different fronts"
  11. [v]  confront bodily; "breast the storm"
  12. [v]  face in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to; "The house looks north"; "My backyard look onto the pond"; "The building faces the park"

FRONT is a 5 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: battlefront, breast, face, figurehead, forepart, front end, front line, front man, look, movement, nominal head, presence, social movement, straw man
 Antonyms: back, back, back, back end, backside, rear, rear
 See Also: appearance, area, arena, art movement, artistic movement, atmospheric phenomenon, battlefield, battleground, beguiler, bow, Boy Scouts, cheat, cheater, Civil Rights movement, cold front, common front, confront, confront, cultural movement, deceiver, domain, facade, face, face, face, field, field, field of battle, fore, forefront, frontage, frontispiece, head, lie, line, nose, nose cone, occluded front, occlusion, ogive, orbit, place, polar front, political movement, position, prow, proximity, reform movement, religious movement, shirtfront, shopfront, side, side, slicker, social group, sphere, stem, storefront, trickster, warm front, Zionism, Zionist movement



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Front\, n. [F. frant forehead, L. frons, frontis; perh.
    akin to E. brow.]
    1. The forehead or brow, the part of the face above the eyes;
       sometimes, also, the whole face.
             Bless'd with his father's front, his mother's
             tongue.                               --Pope.
             Grim-visaged war hath smoothed his wrinkled front.
             His front yet threatens, and his frowns command.
    2. The forehead, countenance, or personal presence, as
       expressive of character or temper, and especially, of
       boldness of disposition, sometimes of impudence; seeming;
       as, a bold front; a hardened front.
             With smiling fronts encountering.     --Shak.
             The inhabitants showed a bold front.  --Macaulay.
    3. The part or surface of anything which seems to look out,
       or to be directed forward; the fore or forward part; the
       foremost rank; the van; -- the opposite to back or rear;
       as, the front of a house; the front of an army.
             Had he his hurts before? Ay, on the front. --Shak.
    4. A position directly before the face of a person, or before
       the foremost part of a thing; as, in front of un person,
       of the troops, or of a house.
    5. The most conspicuous part.
             The very head and front of my offending. --Shak.
    6. That which covers the foremost part of the head: a front
       piece of false hair worn by women.
             Like any plain Miss Smith's, who wears s front.
    7. The beginning. ``Summer's front.'' --Shak.
    {Bastioned front} (Mil.), a curtain connerting two half
    {Front door}, the door in the front wall of a building,
       usually the principal entrance.
    {Front of fortification}, the works constructed upon any one
       side of a polygon. --Farrow.
    {Front of operations}, all that part of the field of
       operations in front of the successive positions occupied
       by the army as it moves forward. --Farrow.
    {To come to the front}, to attain prominence or leadership.
  2. \Front\, a.
    Of or relating to the front or forward part; having a
    position in front; foremost; as, a front view.
  3. \Front\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fronted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To oppose face to face; to oppose directly; to meet in a
       hostile manner.
             You four shall front them in the narrow lane.
    2. To appear before; to meet.
             [Enid] daily fronted him In some fresh splendor.
    3. To face toward; to have the front toward; to confront; as,
       the house fronts the street.
             And then suddenly front the changed reality. --J.
    4. To stand opposed or opposite to, or over against as, his
       house fronts the church.
    5. To adorn in front; to supply a front to; as, to front a
       house with marble; to front a head with laurel.
             Yonder walls, that pertly front your town. --Shak.
  4. \Front\, v. t.
    To have or turn the face or front in any direction; as, the
    house fronts toward the east.
  5. \Front\, n.
    1. (Fort.) All the works along one side of the polygon
       inclosing the site which is fortified.
    2. (Phon.) The middle of the upper part of the tongue, -- the
       part of the tongue which is more or less raised toward the
       palate in the pronunciation of certain sounds, as the
       vowel i in machine, e in bed, and consonant y in you. See
       Guide to Pronunciation, [sect]10.
    3. The call boy whose turn it is to answer the call, which is
       often the word ``front,'' used as an exclamation. [Hotel
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