Front Front, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fronted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fronting}.] 1. To oppose face to face; to oppose directly; to meet in a hostile manner. [1913 Webster]

You four shall front them in the narrow lane. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To appear before; to meet. [1913 Webster]

[Enid] daily fronted him In some fresh splendor. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

3. To face toward; to have the front toward; to confront; as, the house fronts the street. [1913 Webster]

And then suddenly front the changed reality. --J. Morley. [1913 Webster]

4. To stand opposed or opposite to, or over against as, his house fronts the church. [1913 Webster]

5. To adorn in front; to supply a front to; as, to front a house with marble; to front a head with laurel. [1913 Webster]

Yonder walls, that pertly front your town. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • front — [ frɔ̃ ] n. m. • 1080; lat. frons I ♦ 1 ♦ Partie supérieure de la face humaine, comprise entre les sourcils et la racine des cheveux, et s étendant d une tempe à l autre. Un front haut, élevé, large, bombé, fuyant. Les rides du front. Cheveux sur …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • front — FRONT. s. m. La partie du visage qui est depuis la racine des cheveux jusqu aux sourcils. Grand front. large front. front elevé. front ouvert. front serein. front descouvert. front majestueux. on lit sur son front, on voit sur son front. avoir… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Front — (fr[u^]nt), n. [F. frant forehead, L. frons, frontis; perh. akin to E. brow.] 1. The forehead or brow, the part of the face above the eyes; sometimes, also, the whole face. [1913 Webster] Bless d with his father s front, his mother s tongue. Pope …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • front — FRONT, fronturi, s.n. 1. Loc unde se dau lupte militare în timp de război; totalitatea forţelor militare care operează pe câmpul de luptă sub o comandă unică. ♢ expr. A rupe (sau a sparge) frontul = a rupe linia de apărare a inamicului, a… …   Dicționar Român

  • Front — may refer to:* The Front , a 1976 film * The Hybrid Front, a Sega Mega Drive strategy game * The Front (The Simpsons episode) * Front (identity) for a blacklisted artist * Front (magazine) * Front (military), an area where armies are engaged in… …   Wikipedia

  • front — ► NOUN 1) the side or part of an object that presents itself to view or that is normally seen first. 2) the position directly ahead. 3) the forward facing part of a person s body. 4) any face of a building, especially that of the main entrance:… …   English terms dictionary

  • front — front1 [frunt] n. [ME < OFr < L frons (gen. frontis), forehead, front < IE * bhren , to project > OE brant, steep, high] 1. Now Rare a) the forehead b) the face; countenance 2. a) attitude or appearance, as of the face, indicati …   English World dictionary

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