Fronting
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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