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Meaning of FRONTAL

Pronunciation:  'fruntl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an adornment worn on the forehead
  2. [adj]  belonging to the front part; "a frontal appendage"
  3. [adj]  of or adjacent to the forehead or frontal bone; "the frontal lobes"
  4. [adj]  meeting front to front; "a frontal attack"; "a head-on collision"
  5. [adj]  (meteorology) of or relating to the front of an advancing mass of air; "frontal rainfall"

FRONTAL is a 7 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: anterior, front(a), frontlet, head-on
 See Also: adornment



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Fron"tal\, a. [Cf. F. frontal.]
    Belonging to the front part; being in front; esp. (Anat.), Of
    or pertaining to the forehead or the anterior part of the
    roof of the brain case; as, the frontal bones.
  2. \Fron"tal\, n. [F. frontal, fronteau, OF. Frontel,
    frontal, L. frontale an ornament for the forehead, frontlet.
    See {Front}.]
    1. Something worn on the forehead or face; a frontlet; as:
       (a) An ornamental band for the hair.
       (b) (Mil.) The metal face guard of a soldier.
    2. (Arch.) A little pediment over a door or window.
    3. (Eccl.) A movable, decorative member in metal, carved
       wood, or, commonly, in rich stuff or in embroidery,
       covering the front of the altar. Frontals are usually
       changed according to the different ceremonies.
    4. (Med.) A medicament or application for the forehead.
       [Obs.] --Quincy.
    5. (Anat.) The frontal bone, or one of the two frontal bones,
       of the cranium.
    {Frontal} {hammer or helve}, a forge hammer lifted by a cam,
       acting upon a ``tongue'' immediately in front of the
       hammer head. --Raymond.
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