- 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.
Idioms about 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
Other definitions for front (2 of 2)
How to use front in a sentence
For some reason, the former-reality star is still fronting a ton of glossies (she covers the April issue of Allure).Living Like ‘The Hills’: Kristin Cavallari, Lauren Conrad, and the Phenomenon of Our Current ‘Tastemakers’|Erin Cunningham|March 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the cemetery fronting the chapel, the surrounding fortification offers temporary and economical burial vaults.The Sacrificial Limbs of New Orleans|Nina Strochlic|March 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Fronting directly on the street is a two-storey wall, pierced by two doorways: entrance and exit to the compound.Argentina Doesn't Want the Truth, Ctd.|Ilana Glazer|February 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Some had extensive reporting experience, as Crowley does, but they were accustomed to fronting television shows.Martha Raddatz On the Hot Seat|Howard Kurtz|October 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
David Cameron owns a modest farmhouse fronting the quiet road through the tiny hamlet of Dean, five miles from Chipping Norton.'World' Players' Secret Getaway|William Underhill|July 17, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Fifteen years prior to the commencement of our story, Dorothy had been found by farmer Rushmere on the wild common fronting them.The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie
The houses rise in terraces up the sharp hillside fronting the harbor, which was literally a forest of fishing-boat masts.
Oban is modern, a place of many and excellent hotels fronting on the bay.
The rectory, which is directly by the church, is a very old building, though it has been modernized on the side fronting the road.
For two or three miles fronting the beach there is a row of hotels, some of them most palatial.
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
In meteorology, the line that forms the boundary between two air masses. Unless they are very similar in temperature and humidity, they will not mix.
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Other 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