of major importance; worth putting on the first page of a newspaper.

verb (used with object), front-paged, front-pag·ing.

to run (copy) on the front page, especially of a newspaper.

Origin of front-page

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for front-page

Contemporary Examples of front-page

Historical Examples of front-page

  • Then, Cappy, it will be a front-page story—and how those boys will hop to it!

    Cappy Ricks Retires

    Peter B. Kyne

  • Nearly three days had elapsed without a front-page paragraph for him.

    H. R.

    Edwin Lefevre

  • In the papers the next morning "Carter's Tip" was the front-page feature.

    The Man Who Could Not Lose

    Richard Harding Davis

  • There was a front-page editorial reluctantly announcing a price increase.

    New Apples in the Garden

    Kris Ottman Neville

  • "I've got stuff for a front-page display," I reported to the city editor half an hour later.

    My Life

    Josiah Flynt

British Dictionary definitions for front-page



(modifier) important or newsworthy enough to be put on the front page of a newspaper
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