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front

  

      n  
1    that part or side that is forward, prominent, or most often seen or used  
2    a position or place directly before or ahead  
a fountain stood at the front of the building     
3    the beginning, opening, or first part  
the front of the book     
4    the position of leadership; forefront; vanguard  
in the front of scientific knowledge     
5    land bordering a lake, street, etc.  
6    land along a seashore or large lake, esp. a promenade  
7      (Military)  
a    the total area in which opposing armies face each other  
b    the lateral space in which a military unit or formation is operating  
to advance on a broad front     
c    the direction in which troops are facing when in a formed line  
8      (Meteorol)   the dividing line or plane between two air masses of different origins and having different characteristics  
   See also       warm front       cold front  
9    outward aspect or bearing, as when dealing with a situation  
a bold front     
10    assurance, overconfidence, or effrontery  
11    Informal   a business or other activity serving as a respectable cover for another, usually criminal, organization  
12      (Chiefly U.S.)   a nominal leader of an organization, etc., who lacks real power or authority; figurehead  
13    Informal   outward appearance of rank or wealth  
14    a particular field of activity involving some kind of struggle  
on the wages front     
15    a group of people with a common goal  
a national liberation front     
16    a false shirt front; a dicky  
17    Archaic   the forehead or the face  
      adj   prenominal  
18    of, at, or in the front  
a front seat     
19      (Phonetics)   of, relating to, or denoting a vowel articulated with the blade of the tongue brought forward and raised towards the hard palate, as for the sound of ee in English see or a in English hat  
      vb  
20    when intr, foll by: on or onto   to be opposite (to); face (onto)  
this house fronts the river     
21    tr   to be a front of or for  
22    tr  
Informal   to appear as a presenter in (a television show)  
23    tr   to be the lead singer or player in (a band)  
24    tr   to confront, esp. in hostility or opposition  
25    tr   to supply a front for  
26    intr; often foll by: up     (Austral. and N.Z.)  
informal   to appear (at)  
to front up at the police station     
     (C13 (in the sense: forehead, face): from Latin frons forehead, foremost part)  
  frontless      adj  


Animal Liberation Front  
      n   (in Britain) an animal-rights movement often using direct action,   (Abbrev.)    ALF  
cold front  
      n     (Meteorol)  
1    the boundary line between a warm air mass and the cold air pushing it from beneath and behind as it moves  
2    the line on the earth's surface where the cold front meets it,   (Compare)        warm front  
eyes front  
      interj  
1      (Military)   a command to troops to look ahead  
2    a demand for attention  
front.  
      abbrev. for   frontispiece  
front bench  
      n     (Brit)  
a    the foremost bench of either the Government or Opposition in the House of Commons  
b    the leadership (frontbenchers) of either group, who occupy this bench  
c    (as modifier)  
a front-bench decision     
front door  
      n  
1    the main entrance to a house  
2    an open legitimate means of obtaining a job, position, etc.  
to get in by the front door     
front-end  
      adj   (of money, costs, etc.) required or incurred in advance of a project in order to get it under way  
front-end load  
      n   commission and other expenses paid for as a large proportion of the early payments made by an investor in an insurance policy or a long-term investment plan  
  front-end loading      n  
front-end processor  
      n   a small computer that receives data from input devices and performs some initial processing tasks on it before passing it to a more powerful computer for final processing  
front line  
      n  
1      (Military)   the most advanced military units or elements in a battle  
2    the most advanced, exposed, or conspicuous element in any activity or situation  
3    modifier  
a    of, relating to, or suitable for the front line of a military formation  
frontline troops     
b    to the fore; advanced, conspicuous, etc.  
frontline news     
c    of or relating to a country bordering on or close to a hostile country or scene of armed conflict  
leaders of the frontline states attended the summit     
front loader  
      n   a washing machine with a door at the front which opens one side of the drum into which washing is placed  
front man  
      n  
Informal  
1    a nominal leader of an organization, etc., who lacks real power or authority, esp. one who lends respectability to some nefarious activity  
2    the leader or visual focus of a group of musicians, usually the singer,   (Also called)    front person  
front matter  
      n      another name for       prelims       1  
front of house  
      n   the areas of a theatre, opera house, etc., used by the audience  
front-page  
      n   modifier   important or newsworthy enough to be put on the front page of a newspaper  
National Front  
      n   (in Britain) a small political party of the right with racist and other extremist policies,   (Abbrev.)    NF  
National Liberation Front  
      n  
1    sometimes not caps   a revolutionary movement that seeks the national independence of a country, usually by guerrilla warfare  
2      (Also called)    National Liberation Front of South Vietnam   a political organization formed in South Vietnam in 1960 by the Vietcong  
occluded front  
      n     (Meteorol)   the line or plane occurring where the cold front of a depression has overtaken the warm front, raising the warm sector from ground level,   (Also called)    occlusion  
people's front  
      n      a less common term for       popular front  
polar front  
      n     (Meteorol)   a front dividing cold polar air from warmer temperate or tropical air  
popular front  
      n   often cap   any of the left-wing groups or parties that were organized from 1935 onwards to oppose the spread of fascism  
Rhodesian Front  
      n   the governing party in Zimbabwe (then called Rhodesia) 1962--78  
warm front  
      n     (Meteorol)   the boundary between a warm air mass and the cold air above which it is rising, at a less steep angle than at the cold front  
   Compare       cold front       occluded front  
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