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see synonyms of front


1. forepart, front, front end

the side that is forward or prominent

2. battlefront, front, front line

the line along which opposing armies face each other

3. front

the outward appearance of a person

Example Sentences:
'he put up a bold front'

4. front

the side that is seen or that goes first

5. figurehead, front, front man, nominal head, straw man, strawman

a person used as a cover for some questionable activity

6. front

a sphere of activity involving effort

Example Sentences:
'the Japanese were active last week on the diplomatic front'
'they advertise on many different fronts'

7. front

(meteorology) the atmospheric phenomenon created at the boundary between two different air masses

8. front, presence

the immediate proximity of someone or something

Example Sentences:
'she blushed in his presence'
'he sensed the presence of danger'
'he was well behaved in front of company'

9. front

the part of something that is nearest to the normal viewer

Example Sentences:
'he walked to the front of the stage'

10. front, movement, social movement

a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals

Example Sentences:
'he was a charter member of the movement'
'politicians have to respect a mass movement'
'he led the national liberation front'


11. face, front, look

be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to

Example Sentences:
'The house looks north'
'My backyard look onto the pond'
'The building faces the park'

12. breast, front

confront bodily

Example Sentences:
'breast the storm'


13. front

relating to or located in the front

Example Sentences:
'the front lines'
'the front porch'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of front
that part or side that is forward, prominent, or most often seen or used
a position or place directly before or ahead
a fountain stood at the front of the building
the beginning, opening, or first part
the front of the book
the position of leadership; forefront; vanguard
in the front of scientific knowledge
land bordering a lake, street, etc
land along a seashore or large lake, esp a promenade
7. military
the total area in which opposing armies face each other
the lateral space in which a military unit or formation is operating
to advance on a broad front
the direction in which troops are facing when in a formed line
8. meteorology
the dividing line or plane between two air masses or water masses of different origins and having different characteristics
See also warm front, cold front
outward aspect or bearing, as when dealing with a situation
a bold front
assurance, overconfidence, or effrontery
11. informal
a business or other activity serving as a respectable cover for another, usually criminal, organization
12. mainly US
a nominal leader of an organization, etc, who lacks real power or authority; figurehead
13. informal
outward appearance of rank or wealth
a particular field of activity involving some kind of struggle
on the wages front
a group of people with a common goal
a national liberation front
a false shirt front; a dicky
17. archaic
the forehead or the face
adjective (prenominal)
of, at, or in the front
a front seat
19. phonetics
of, relating to, or denoting a vowel articulated with the blade of the tongue brought forward and raised towards the hard palate, as for the sound of ee in English see or a in English hat
20.  on the front foot
21. (when intr, foll by on or onto)
to be opposite (to); face (onto)
this house fronts the river
22. (transitive)
to be a front of or for
23. (transitive) informal
to appear as a presenter in (a television show)
24. (transitive)
to be the lead singer or player in (a band)
25. (transitive)
to confront, esp in hostility or opposition
26. (transitive)
to supply a front for
27. (intransitive; often foll by up) Australian and New Zealand informal
to appear (at)
to front up at the police station
abbreviation for

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see synonyms of front
1.  Rare
the forehead
the face; countenance
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
the part of something that faces forward or is regarded as facing forward; most important side; forepart
the first part; beginning
toward the front of the book
the place or position directly before a person or thing
a forward or leading position or situation
8.  US
the first available bellhop or page, as in a hotel: generally used as a call
the land bordering a lake, ocean, street, etc.
10.  British
a promenade along a body of water
the advanced line, or the whole area, of contact between opposing sides in warfare; combat zone
a specified area of activity
the home front, the political front
a broad movement in which different groups are united for the achievement of certain common political or social aims
14.  US
a person who serves as a public representative of a business, group, etc., usually because of his or her prestige
15.  US
a person or group used to cover or obscure the activity or objectives of another, controlling person or group
a stiff shirt bosom, worn with formal clothes
17.  Architecture
a face of a building; esp., the face with the principal entrance
18.  Meteorology
the boundary between two air masses of different density and temperature
at, to, in, on, or of the front
20.  Phonetics
articulated with the tongue toward the front of the mouth
said of certain vowels, as (i) in bid
verb transitive
to face; be opposite to
to be before in place
to meet; confront
to defy; oppose
to supply or serve as a front, or facing, of
to be the leader or best-known member of (a musical band)
verb intransitive
to face in a certain direction
a castle fronting on the sea
28.  US
to act as a front1 (sense 14) front1 (sense 15)
with for

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see synonyms of front
1. The forward part or surface, as of a building.
2. The area, location, or position directly before or ahead.
3. A position of leadership or superiority.
4. The forehead or face, especially of a bird or other animal.
a. Demeanor or bearing, especially in the presence of danger or difficulty.
b. An outward, often feigned, appearance or manner: They put up a good front.
a. Land bordering a lake, river, or street.
b. A promenade along the water at a resort.
7. A detachable part of a dress shirt covering the chest; a dickey.
a. The most forward line of a combat force.
b. The area of contact between opposing combat forces; a battlefront.
9. Meteorology The interface between air masses of different temperatures or densities.
10. A field of activity: the economic front.
a. A group or movement uniting various individuals or organizations for the achievement of a common purpose; a coalition.
b. A nominal leader lacking in real authority; a figurehead.
c. An apparently respectable person, group, or business used as a cover for secret or illegal activities.
12. Archaic
a. The first part; the beginning.
b. The face; the countenance.
1. Of, relating to, aimed at, or located in the front: the front lines; the front row; front property on Lake Tahoe.
2. Linguistics Designating vowels produced at or toward the front of the oral cavity, such as the vowels of green and get.
v. front·ed, front·ing, fronts
1. To look out on; face: a house that fronts the ocean.
2. To meet in opposition; confront.
3. To provide a front for.
4. To serve as a front for.
5. Music To lead (a group of musicians): "Goodman ... became the first major white bandleader to front an integrated group" (Bill Barol).
6. Informal To provide before payment: "In ... personal liability suits, a lawyer is fronting both time and money" (Richard Faille).
7. Linguistics To move (a word or phrase) to the beginning of a clause or sentence, typically for emphasis or contrast.
8. Linguistics To cause (a vowel) to be pronounced farther toward the front of the oral cavity.
1. To have a front; face onto something else: Her property fronts on the highway.
2. To provide an apparently respectable cover for secret or illegal activities: fronting for organized crime.
Used by a desk clerk in a hotel to summon a bellhop.

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