front


front
front
front1 [frunt]
n.
[ME < OFr < L frons (gen. frontis), forehead, front < IE * bhren-, to project > OE brant, steep, high]
1. Now Rare
a) the forehead
b) the face; countenance
2.
a) attitude or appearance, as of the face, indicating state of mind; external behavior when facing a problem, etc. [to put on a bold front]
b) Informal an appearance, usually pretended or assumed, of social standing, wealth, etc.
3. Rare impudence; effrontery
4. the part of something that faces forward or is regarded as facing forward; most important side; forepart
5. the first part; beginning [toward the front of the book]
6. the place or position directly before a person or thing
7. a forward or leading position or situation
8. the first available bellhop or page, as in a hotel: generally used as a call
9. the land bordering a lake, ocean, street, etc.
10. Brit. a promenade along a body of water
11. the advanced line, or the whole area, of contact between opposing sides in warfare; combat zone
12. a specified area of activity [the home front, the political front]
13. a broad movement in which different groups are united for the achievement of certain common political or social aims
14. a person who serves as a public representative of a business, group, etc., usually because of his or her prestige
15. a person or group used to cover or obscure the activity or objectives of another, controlling person or group
16. a stiff shirt bosom, worn with formal clothes
17. Archit. a face of a building; esp., the face with the principal entrance
18. Meteorol. the boundary between two air masses of different density and temperature
adj.
1. at, to, in, on, or of the front
2. Phonet. articulated with the tongue toward the front of the mouth: said of certain vowels, as (i) in bid
vt.
1. to face; be opposite to
2. to be before in place
3. to meet; confront
4. to defy; oppose
5. to supply or serve as a front, or facing, of
6. to be the leader or best-known member of (a musical band)
vi.
1. to face in a certain direction [a castle fronting on the sea ]
2. to act as a FRONT1 (senses 14 & 15): with for
——————
in front of
before; in a position ahead of
front2
abbrev.
frontispiece

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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  • Front — (fr[u^]nt), 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. [1913 Webster] Bless d with his father s front, his mother s tongue. Pope …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • front — FRONT, fronturi, s.n. 1. Loc unde se dau lupte militare în timp de război; totalitatea forţelor militare care operează pe câmpul de luptă sub o comandă unică. ♢ expr. A rupe (sau a sparge) frontul = a rupe linia de apărare a inamicului, a… …   Dicționar Român

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  • front — ► NOUN 1) the side or part of an object that presents itself to view or that is normally seen first. 2) the position directly ahead. 3) the forward facing part of a person s body. 4) any face of a building, especially that of the main entrance:… …   English terms dictionary

  • Front — Front, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fronted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fronting}.] 1. To oppose face to face; to oppose directly; to meet in a hostile manner. [1913 Webster] You four shall front them in the narrow lane. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To appear before;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Front — Sf Vorderseite, vordere Reihe std. (17. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. front m., dieses aus l. frōns (frontis) Stirn, vordere Linie . Das Substantiv im Deutschen weitgehend festgelegt auf vorderste Kriegslinie . Adjektiv: frontal.    Ebenso… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache


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