Nearby words

  1. frondeur,
  2. frondizi,
  3. frondizi, arturo,
  4. frondose,
  5. frons,
  6. front and center,
  7. front bench,
  8. front bottom,
  9. front burner,
  10. front burner, on a

Idioms

Origin of front

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

Related formsun·front·ed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for in front of

front

/ (frʌnt) /

noun

adjective (prenominal)

verb

Derived Formsfrontless, adjective

Word Origin for front

C13 (in the sense: forehead, face): from Latin frōns forehead, foremost part

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Word Origin and History for in front of
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Science definitions for in front of

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 of

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 of

in front of

1

Facing someone or a group, as in He was shy about speaking in front of a large audience. [Early 1600s]

2

In someone's presence, as in Let's not fight in front of the children. [Mid-1800s]

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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