- 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)
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Idioms for front
- 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
OTHER WORDS FROM frontun·front·ed, adjective
Definition for front (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for front
Fronting directly on the street is a two-storey wall, pierced by two doorways: entrance and exit to the compound.
Some had extensive reporting experience, as Crowley does, but they were accustomed to fronting television shows.
She's possibly a lovely person, but she should not be fronting her own season of a network reality show.
He showed a precocious penchant for baseball and music, fronting a high-school band called Johnny and the Jaywalkers.
I hope it will be long before I forget this farewell view of the magnificent Cordillera fronting Chiloe.A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World|Charles Darwin
Fronting you as you enter the gate are the domes of two fine churches, in one of which Luther preached when he was in Rome.Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber|James Aitken Wylie
The "Kid" then walked out onto the balcony, fronting on Main street, and emptied the other barrel into the dead body of Ollinger.A Texas Cow Boy|Chas. A. Siringo
This line travels into the sunlight and retains the light of the sun while the face of the moon fronting the earth is dark.The Moon Colony|William Dixon Bell
Fronting its high wooded knoll, on the way to Germany, are three more hills.Sergeant York And His People|Sam Cowan
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 forms of frontfrontless, adjective
Word Origin for front
British Dictionary definitions for front (2 of 2)
Scientific definitions for front
Cultural definitions for front
notes 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