1) the foremost part or surface of anything
2) the part or side of anything that faces forward:
the front of a jacket[/ex]
3) the part or side of anything, as a building, that seems to look out or to be directed forward:
We sat in the front of the restaurant[/ex]
4) any side or face, as of a house
5) bui archit. a facade, considered with respect to its architectural treatment or material:
a cast-iron front[/ex]
6) a property line along a street or the like:
a fifty-foot front[/ex]
7) a place or position directly before anything
8) a position of leadership in a particular endeavor or field:
She rose to the front of her profession[/ex]
9) mil
a) the foremost line or part of an army
b) a line of battle
c) the place where combat operations are carried on
10) an area of activity, conflict, or competition:
news from the business front[/ex]
11) land facing a road, river, etc.; frontage
12) inf a distinguished person listed as an official of an organization for the sake of prestige but usu. inactive
13) a person or thing that serves as a cover or disguise for some other activity, esp. one of a secret, disreputable, or illegal nature; a blind:
The store was a front for gamblers[/ex]
14) outward impression of rank, position, or wealth
15) bearing or demeanor in confronting anything:
a calm front[/ex]
16) anat. the forehead, or the entire face
17) a coalition or movement to achieve a particular end, usu. political:
the people's front[/ex]
18) clo an article of clothing worn over the breast, as a dickey
19) mer an interface or zone of transition between two dissimilar air masses
20) sbz
a) the auditorium of a theater
b) the business offices of a theater
c) the front of the stage; downstage
21) of or pertaining to the front
22) situated in or at the front:
front seats[/ex]
23) phn (of a speech sound) articulated with the tongue blade relatively far forward in the mouth, as either of the sounds of
24) to have the front toward; face:
Our house fronts the lake[/ex]
25) to meet face to face; confront
26) to face in opposition, hostility, or defiance
27) to furnish or supply a front to:
to front a building with sandstone[/ex]
28) to serve as a front to:
A long, sloping lawn fronted their house[/ex]
29) mad to lead (a jazz or dance band)
30) to have or turn the front in some specified direction:
Our house fronts on the lake[/ex]
31) to serve as a cover or disguise for another activity, esp. something of a disreputable or illegal nature:
The shop fronts for a narcotics ring[/ex]
32) (used to call or command someone to come, look, etc., to the front, as in an order to troops on parade or in calling a hotel bellboy to the front desk)
Etymology: 1250–1300; ME frount, front < AF, OF < L frontem, acc. of frōns forehead, brow, front

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