adjective Also up·front.
adverb Also up front.
Origin of up-front
Definition for up front (2 of 2)
- 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)
Origin of front
British Dictionary definitions for up front
- 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
Word Origin for front
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Idioms and Phrases with up front (1 of 2)
In the forward section, as of an airplane or theater. For example, We'd like two seats as far up front as possible. [First half of 1900s]
Paid in advance, as in We need at least half of the money for the production up front. [Colloquial; c. 1930]
Candid, direct, as in Now tell me straight up front what you think of this outfit. [Second half of 1900s]
Idioms and Phrases with up front (2 of 2)
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