adjective Also up·front.
adverb Also up front.
Words nearby up-front
Origin of up-front
Definition for upfront (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
OTHER WORDS FROM frontun·front·ed, adjective
Examples from the Web for upfront
All of that required an upfront investment from Nataly and me.
At its upfront presentation in May, CEO Mike Hopkins said Hulu plans to triple its investment in original content.Hulu’s Very Funny ‘Hotwives of Orlando’ Takes on Netflix|Kevin Fallon|July 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yes, the upfront cost might be higher than the old-fashioned bulbs.The Chicken Littles Are Wrong: Environmental Regulations Always Spur Innovation|Daniel Gross|June 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Homeowners may want them on their roofs—but not for $30,000 upfront.Solar Panels Now Being Offered as a Prebuilt Feature in California|Daniel Gross|May 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Since regular, old-fashioned incandescent ones cost about 75 cents each, there is a huge differential in the upfront cost.Why You Should Give LED Light Bulbs for Christmas. Seriously.|Daniel Gross|December 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for upfront (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for upfront (2 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
Scientific definitions for upfront
Cultural definitions for upfront
notes for front
Idioms and Phrases with upfront
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