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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  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
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adv.
very quickly; right now; in a big hurry
[UK][Slang] You should get out quick sticks if you don't want him to see you.
exp.
kill someone; cause a big damage to someone
exp.
[as interjection] an expression of congratulations, thanks or respect
big up to the team for a great job
n.
very large collection of digital data, whose analysis allows to predict patterns and behaviours through inductive reasoning
[Tech.] big data can be applied to behavioural retargeting in marketing, but also to predict epidemies through Google searches or analysing DNA
adj.
name given to the Great Lakes Storm of 1913
v.
deploy, put out
v.
passer à la casserole , coucher
[US];[Slang];[Fam.] I couldn't get a cool guy , no matter how much i put out
adv. adj.
looking good; having a look that was obviously well taken care of.
e.g a very well put together woman (adj.) You look well put together (adj.)
exp.
expression used for saying that someone is worth being kept close (as a friend, partner..)
exp.
a humorous way of saying that someone doesn't like or love the speaker.
[Hum.] E.g.: You've seen the way she treated me last time we met. It's clear: she loves me not.
exp.
he is a very good seller
id.
put a stop to something
exp.
faire des avances à qn.
exp.
mislead someone; deliberately provide wrong information to forbid someone from knowing the truth
E.g.: They are no longer in town, but hey left their car in front of the house just to put everybody off the scent.
n.
this expression means 'he is very good at criticizing others but he can't accept criticism from others'
n.
a teenager who spends most of his time in front of a screen (computer, smartphone, tablet, TV)
n.
used to describe a person. i.e this is the qua am telling you about or he is a fantastic qua
n.
Free On Board: A legal term meaning that when the seller loads merchandise for transportation, he bears full responsibility for it but if the merchandise is later lost or harmed, the buyer suffers the loss.
n.
1. [Mil.] a pilot who comes in support of the leading aircraft. He is positionned besides and slightly behind the leading aircraft. 2. [Fig.] a person who helps a friend to approach potential partners
2. this meaning has been popularised by the TV series How I Met Your Mother
n.
sigle of "Air Launched Cruise Missile" that can find his target electronically by his own means at a long distance according to a memorized map of the landscape he has to pass over
can also be launched from the soil or the sea. they can be reprogrammed or destroyed during the fly by the "sender"
n.
underaged girl looking mature, that can thus bring somebody to jail if he is caught in a relationship with her
made with Jail and Bait
det.
Legal exclusive right of a person in pure virtual property which he can dispose of with its free will.
[Tech.];[Leg.] Legal exclusive right of a person in pure virtual property which he can dispose of with its free will.
n.
to get so focused on the details or intricacies of something that you miss the big picture or the main point
His book subject is quite good, but he tends to miss the forest for the trees. (tending to get in too much detail and miss the essence).
n.
in American English, 'dirt' is what British people call 'soil' ('put some dirt in a plant pot'). In British English, dirt has the connotation of being dirty ('you've got some dirt on your shoe')
adv.
A formal word that is put in the beginning of sentence that has a similar meaning to furthermore, therefore, and from now on
I like ice-cream; Hence, I have lots of ice-cream cups in my fridge
n.
has been put in a place where everybody can see it.
There are many kinds of species on display in the zoo,lets go and visit there.
v.
to look for or expose information about a person's past, usually bad, and to therefore bring that person down or put them in a bad light
n.
to concentrate and to sacrifice

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