home front
noun Date: 1919 the sphere of civilian activity in war

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • home front — n [singular] the people who stay and work in their own country while others go abroad to fight in a war on the home front ▪ The film is set on the home front in 1943 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • home front — also homefront, by 1917, from HOME (Cf. home) + FRONT (Cf. front) in the military sense. A term from World War I …   Etymology dictionary

  • home front — home′ front n. mil the civilian sector of a nation at war when its armed forces are in combat abroad • Etymology: 1915–20 home′ front , adj …   From formal English to slang

  • home front — home front, adj. the civilian sector of a nation at war when its armed forces are in combat abroad. [1915 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • home front — noun the civilian population (and their activities) of a country at war • Hypernyms: ↑population * * * noun : a sphere of civilian activity directly or indirectly supporting the armed forces of a nation at war by production and supply of war… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Home front — for|other uses|homefrontHome front is the informal term commonly used to describe the civilian populace of the nation at war as an active support system of its military. In the political jargon of militarists or nationalists, it implies the… …   Wikipedia

  • home front — noun The civilian sphere as opposed to the military; or specifically the civilian sphere which supports a military effort …   Wiktionary

  • home front — area away from where a war is being fought, protected area …   English contemporary dictionary

  • home front — noun (singular) the people who stay and work in their own country while others go abroad to fight in a war …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Home Front (TV series) — Home Front is a lifestyle television series airing on TVNZ s channel Television One in New Zealand. It combines home makeover ideas, home maintenance and DIY tips, and guided tours around the homes of well known New Zealanders. The series has… …   Wikipedia

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