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Meaning of 'front' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Front [ a.]
- Of or relating to the front or forward part; having a position in front; foremost; as, a front view.
2 . Front [ n.]
- The forehead or brow, the part of the face above the eyes; sometimes, also, the whole face.
- The forehead, countenance, or personal presence, as expressive of character or temper, and especially, of boldness of disposition, sometimes of impudence; seeming; as, a bold front; a hardened front.
- The part or surface of anything which seems to look out, or to be directed forward; the fore or forward part; the foremost rank; the van; -- the opposite to back or rear; as, the front of a house; the front of an army.
- A position directly before the face of a person, or before the foremost part of a thing; as, in front of un person, of the troops, or of a house.
- The most conspicuous part.
- That which covers the foremost part of the head: a front piece of false hair worn by women.
- The beginning.
3 . Front [ v. t.]
- To oppose face to face; to oppose directly; to meet in a hostile manner.
- To appear before; to meet.
- To face toward; to have the front toward; to confront; as, the house fronts the street.
- To stand opposed or opposite to, or over against as, his house fronts the church.
- To adorn in front; to supply a front to; as, to front a house with marble; to front a head with laurel.
- To have or turn the face or front in any direction; as, the house fronts toward the east.

Meaning of 'front' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . front [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals
Example in sentence:
  • he led the national liberation front;
  • he was a charter member of the movement;
  • politicians have to respect a mass movement
Meaning (2):
- the outward appearance of a person
Example in sentence:
  • he put up a bold front
Meaning (3):
- the immediate proximity of someone or something
Example in sentence:
  • he sensed the presence of danger;
  • he was well behaved in front of company;
  • she blushed in his presence
Meaning (4):
- the part of something that is nearest to the normal viewer
Example in sentence:
  • he walked to the front of the stage
Meaning (5):
- a sphere of activity involving effort
Example in sentence:
  • the Japanese were active last week on the diplomatic front;
  • they advertise on many different fronts
6 . front [ v]
Meaning (6):
- confront bodily
Example in sentence:
  • breast the storm
Meaning (7):
- be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to
Example in sentence:
  • My backyard look onto the pond;
  • The building faces the park;
  • The house looks north
8 . front [ a]
Meaning (8):
- relating to or located in the front
Example in sentence:
  • the front lines;
  • the front porch