[ US /ˈfɹənt/ ]
[ UK /fɹˈʌnt/ ]
  1. the immediate proximity of someone or something
    she blushed in his presence
    he sensed the presence of danger
    he was well behaved in front of company
  2. the line along which opposing armies face each other
  3. the outward appearance of a person
    he put up a bold front
  4. a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals
    he led the national liberation front
    politicians have to respect a mass movement
    he was a charter member of the movement
  5. the side that is forward or prominent
  6. the side that is seen or that goes first
  7. a person used as a cover for some questionable activity
  8. the part of something that is nearest to the normal viewer
    he walked to the front of the stage
  9. (meteorology) the atmospheric phenomenon created at the boundary between two different air masses
  10. a sphere of activity involving effort
    they advertise on many different fronts
    the Japanese were active last week on the diplomatic front
  1. confront bodily
    breast the storm
  2. be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to
    My backyard look onto the pond
    The building faces the park
    The house looks north
  1. relating to or located in the front
    the front lines
    the front porch
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How To Use front In A Sentence

  • In my view his confrontational, gladiatorial style has been a major contributor to the widespread disdain of the British public for politicians generally. Times, Sunday Times
  • Their dried dung is found everywhere, and is in many places the only fuel afforded by the plains; their skulls, which last longer than any other part of the animal, are among the most familiar of objects to the plainsman; their bones are in many districts so plentiful that it has become a regular industry, followed by hundreds of men (christened "bone hunters" by the frontiersmen), to go out with wagons and collect them in great numbers for the sake of the phosphates they yield; and Bad Lands, plateaus, and prairies alike, are cut up in all directions by the deep ruts which were formerly buffalo trails. VIII. The Lordly Buffalo
  • Leaked Reports Detail Iran's Aid for Iraqi Militias," blared the headline on afront page story inThe New York Times, which went on to report on several incidents recounted in WikiLeaks documents that journalist Michael Gordon called "the shadow war between the United States and Iraqi militias backed by Iran's Revolutionary Guards. Ali Gharib: What Did WikiLeaks Really Tell Us About Iran?
  • I often position an athlete in front of a mirror that has grid lines on it, ask them to close their eyes and stand up straight. Muscle Management
  • She had a series of heated confrontation with her parents over homework.
  • The lower opening is formed by the twelfth thoracic vertebra behind, by the eleventh and twelfth ribs at the sides, and in front by the cartilages of the tenth, ninth, eighth, and seventh ribs, which ascend on either side and form an angle, the subcostal angle, into the apex of which the xiphoid process projects. II. Osteology. 4. The Thorax
  • In the early hours of New Year's Day, she said, Webb visited her home and smashed windows in her front door.
  • He vanished from the scene, to materialize presently in front of the door.
  • Urban guerrillas detonated a car bomb in front of the company's headquarters.
  • The nerves are the terminal branches of the right and left vagi, the former being distributed upon the back, and the latter upon the front part of the organ. XI. Splanchnology. 1F. The Stomach
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