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Definition of Front

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turn to the front! face forward!
of or pertaining to a front; placed before something else; main (door); fore; forward; first (page); serving as a cover or disguise
foremost part; part that faces forward; forehead, face; outward appearance; facade, outer wall of a building; line of confrontation (as in a battle); seaside promenade; cover, disguise; movement, coalition; haughtiness
face toward; confront; be against or in opposition to; apply a front to
Front Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
frons
Glossary of Stamp Collecting Terms
The front of a cover completely detached from the rest of the envelope. These are much less desirable than the entire cover.
Front Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To stand opposed or opposite to, or over against as, his house fronts the church.
  
(v. t.)
To oppose face to face; to oppose directly; to meet in a hostile manner.
  
(v. t.)
To have or turn the face or front in any direction; as, the house fronts toward the east.
  
(v. t.)
To face toward; to have the front toward; to confront; as, the house fronts the street.
  
(v. t.)
To appear before; to meet.
  
(v. t.)
To adorn in front; to supply a front to; as, to front a house with marble; to front a head with laurel.
  
(n.)
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.
  
(n.)
The most conspicuous part.
  
(n.)
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.
  
(n.)
The forehead or brow, the part of the face above the eyes; sometimes, also, the whole face.
  
(n.)
The beginning.
  
(n.)
That which covers the foremost part of the head: a front piece of false hair worn by women.
  
(n.)
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.
  
(a.)
Of or relating to the front or forward part; having a position in front; foremost; as, a front view.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
hEnglish - advanced version

front
\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, §10.
3. the call boy whose turn it is to answer the call, which is often the word "front," used as an exclamation. [hotel cant]
front
\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. 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. the inhabitants showed a bold front.
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.
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.
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. browning.
7. the beginning. "summer's front."


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Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
tosach
in front of (place): os comhair
(motion): roimh
English Phonetics

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JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Baranres = n. a front rank
Baranu = v. to front; to present
Cyfar = n. a front, facing; joint ploughing; acre
Cynfrith = a. of variegated front
Cynfrwydr = n. front of battle
Goflaen = n. a front station
Gorfaran = n. a grand front
Gwydderbyn = prep. in front of
Gwynebu = v. to face, to front
Rhag = n. a front, a van; an entrance, prep. before, against; from
Rhaggludo = v. to heap before or in front
Tal = n. front; a forehead; high, tall
Talcen = n. front, a forehead
Talddrws = n. front door
Talfainc = n. a front form; a throne
Wynebu = v. to face, to front
Shakespeare Words
to affront, oppose
Australian Slang
(v) 1. face, confront; 2. head a band or group (of musicians); 3. arrive; turn up
female genitalia
man who is the lead singer or key person of a band
to ask smb. what he hides
arrive; turn up
woman who is the lead singer or key person of a band
pushy person
(Australian Rules) 1. head-on charge aimed at bumping an opponent to the ground; 2. bump (an opponent) in such a manner
English Slang Dictionary v1.2
pretend to be that which you are not; act tough:"You can't front on that" -- Beastie Boys (So what'cha want [1992])
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. 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"
(synonym) presence
(hypernym) proximity
2. the side that is forward or prominent
(synonym) front end, forepart
(antonym) rear, backside, back end
(hypernym) side, face
(hyponym) forefront, head
(derivation) breast
3. the side that is seen or that goes first
(antonym) rear, back
(hypernym) side
(hyponym) bow, fore, prow, stem
(derivation) breast
4. a sphere of activity involving effort; "the Japanese were active last week on the diplomatic front"; "they advertise on many different fronts"
(hypernym) sphere, domain, area, orbit, field, arena
5. the line along which opposing armies face each other
(synonym) battlefront, front line
(hypernym) line
(part-holonym) battlefield, battleground, field of battle, field of honor, field
6. 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"
(synonym) movement, social movement
(hypernym) social group
(hyponym) Free French, Fighting French
7. (meteorology) the atmospheric phenomenon created at the boundary between two different air masses
(hypernym) atmospheric phenomenon
(hyponym) warm front
(classification) meteorology
8. a person used as a cover for some questionable activity
(synonym) front man, figurehead, nominal head, straw man, strawman
(hypernym) deceiver, cheat, cheater, trickster, beguiler, slicker
9. the outward appearance of a person; "he put up a bold front"
(hypernym) appearance
10. the part of something that is nearest to the normal viewer; "he walked to the front of the stage"
(antonym) back, rear
(hypernym) position, place
(derivation) look, face

Verb
1. be oriented 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"
(synonym) look, face
(antonym) back
(hypernym) lie
(hyponym) confront
(verb-group) face
2. confront bodily; "breast the storm"
(synonym) breast
(hypernym) confront, face
(derivation) front end, forepart

Adjective
1. relating to or located in the front; "the front lines"; "the front porch"
(synonym) front(a)
(antonym) back(a)
(similar) advance(a), advanced(a), in advance(p)
(see-also) anterior
2. located anteriorly
(synonym) fore(a), front(a)
(similar) anterior
Front Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Company Info: Ticker, Name, Description
Front Range Capital Trust I
Exchange: AMEX
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Front Porch Digital Inc
Exchange: OTCBB
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Front Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
(*) 1. The lateral space occupied by an element measured from the extremity of one flank to the extremity of the other flank. 2. The direction of the enemy. 3. The line of contact of two opposing forces. 4. When a combat situation does not exist or is not assumed, the direction toward which the command is faced.
  
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
Front Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Phobia
Fear of undressing in front of someone
Fear of writing in public
Front Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Marine Biology
A major discontinuity separating ocean currents and water masses in any combination
WEATHER&METEOROLOGY
The transition zone or interface between two air masses of different densities, which usually means different temperatures. For example, the area of convergence between warm, moist air and cool, dry air. See cold front and warm front.
A COMPREHENSIVE GLOSSARY OF WEATHER
A boundary or transition zone between two air masses of different density, and thus (usually) of different temperature. A moving front is named according to the advancing air mass, e.g., cold front if colder air is advancing.
Fishery Glossary
In oceanographic terms, a region of sharp gradient in temperature or salinity, indicating a transition between two current systems or water masses. Intersection between the thermocline or halocline and the surface. Fronts are usually associated with high biological activity, high abundance of highly migratory resources (e.g. tunas) and are actively sought as fishing areas. Fronts can be monitored by satellite remote sensing.
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Front Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Front may refer to:
as a common noun
  • Front (military), a geographical area where armies are engaged in conflict
  • Front (military formation), roughly, an army group, especially in eastern Europe
  • Front (sociology), term used by Goffman
  • Front organization, any entity set up by and controlled by another organization
  • Ice front of a glacier
  • Grill (jewelry), also known as "front", jewelry for teeth
  • Weather front
  • Front (oceanography), a place where two water masses come together in the ocean

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Front Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
(1) Land bordering a lake or river. (2) (Meteorology) A line of separation or interface between air masses of different temperatures or densities.
Front Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
TUPAC SHAKUR Rap Dictionary V.2.0
(v) Pretend to be that which you are not; act tough. "You can't front on that" - Beastie Boys (So what'cha want [1992]).
Rap-music terminology and bios of artists
(v) Pretend to be that which you are not; act tough. "You can't front on that" -- Beastie Boys (So what'cha want [1992]).
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
khom (end); praduk (meteor.)
English - Klingon
n. tlhop