- the foremost line or part of an army.
- a line of battle.
- the place where combat operations are carried on.
- the auditorium.
- the business offices of a theater.
- the front of the stage; downstage.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- ahead of: to walk in front of a moving crowd.
- outside the entrance of: to wait in front of a house.
- in the presence of: to behave badly in front of company.
- outside the entrance: He's waiting out front.
- ahead of competitors: This advertising campaign ought to put our business way out front.
- Theater. in the audience or auditorium.
- Informal. candidly; frankly: Say what you mean out front.
- in advance; before anything else: You'll have to make a payment of $5,000 up front.
- frank; open; direct: I want you to be up front with me.
Origin of front
Related formsun·front·ed, adjective
Definition for front (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for front
In front of this strange structure are two blank-faced, well-dressed models showing off the latest in European minimalism.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
As the protagonist gets herself off in front of her impotent husband, she moans “Oh, Gronky.”‘A Gronking to Remember’ Speed Read: 8 Naughtiest Bits|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Granted, James is in an office in the Pentagon, and not on the front lines.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War|Nancy A. Youssef|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The next phase of the trial consists of vaccinating Ebola workers on the front lines.
Hmm, who are these people standing in front of the machines at the gym, neither occupying them nor not occupying them?
But as if divining her intention, the elders gathered in an accusing squad in front of her.The Secret of the Storm Country|Grace Miller White
Sahwah suggested that we print our inquiry on a pennant and fasten it across the front of the car.The Campfire Girls Go Motoring|Hildegard G. Frey
The projectiles ripped holes in the front ranks of the Amazons, but they still came bounding forward.The Golden Amazons of Venus|John Murray Reynolds
Seemingly, as in answer to his question, from toward the front came the sudden roaring of thousands of guns.Aces Up|Covington Clarke
The people may wonder for a few days at the strange haste, but my answer shall be that I am going to the front with my troops.The Mad King|Edgar Rice Burroughs
British Dictionary definitions for front (1 of 2)
- the total area in which opposing armies face each other
- the lateral space in which a military unit or formation is operatingto advance on a broad front
- the direction in which troops are facing when in a formed line
Derived Formsfrontless, adjective
Word Origin for front
British Dictionary definitions for front (2 of 2)
Science definitions for front
Culture definitions for front
Idioms and Phrases with front
In addition to the idioms beginning with front
- front and center
- front burner, on a
- front office
- brave face (front)
- in front of
- out front
- up front