Idioms

Origin of front

1250–1300; Middle English frount, front < Anglo-French, Old French < Latin front- (stem of frōns) forehead, brow, front

Related forms

un·front·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for in front

front

/ (frʌnt) /

noun

adjective (prenominal)

verb

Derived Forms

frontless, adjective

Word Origin for front

C13 (in the sense: forehead, face): from Latin frōns forehead, foremost part
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Science definitions for in front

front

[ frŭnt ]

The boundary between two air masses that have different temperatures or humidity. In the mid-latitude areas of the Earth, where warm tropical air meets cooler polar air, the systems of fronts define the weather and often cause precipitation to form. Warm air, being lighter than cold air, tends to rise, cool, and condense along such boundaries, forming rain or snow. See also cold front occluded front polar front stationary front warm front.
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Culture definitions for in front

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.

Note

Fronts usually produce unstable weather.
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Idioms and Phrases with in front

front


In addition to the idioms beginning with front

  • front and center
  • front burner, on a
  • front office

also see:

  • brave face (front)
  • in front of
  • out front
  • up front
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