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Definition of Front


  1. The forehead or brow, the part of the face above the eyes; sometimes, also, the whole face.
  2. The forehead, countenance, or personal presence, as expressive of character or temper, and especially, of boldness of disposition, sometimes of impudence; seeming; as, a bold front; a hardened front.
  3. The part or surface of anything which seems to look out, or to be directed forward; the fore or forward part; the foremost rank; the van; -- the opposite to back or rear; as, the front of a house; the front of an army.
  4. A position directly before the face of a person, or before the foremost part of a thing; as, in front of un person, of the troops, or of a house.
  5. The most conspicuous part.
  6. That which covers the foremost part of the head: a front piece of false hair worn by women.
  7. The beginning.
  8. Of or relating to the front or forward part; having a position in front; foremost; as, a front view.
  9. To oppose face to face; to oppose directly; to meet in a hostile manner.
  10. To appear before; to meet.
  11. To face toward; to have the front toward; to confront; as, the house fronts the street.
  12. To stand opposed or opposite to, or over against as, his house fronts the church.
  13. To adorn in front; to supply a front to; as, to front a house with marble; to front a head with laurel.
  14. To have or turn the face or front in any direction; as, the house fronts toward the east.
  15. All the works along one side of the polygon inclosing the site which is fortified.
  16. The middle of the upper part of the tongue, -- the part of the tongue which is more or less raised toward the palate in the pronunciation of certain sounds, as the vowel i in machine, e in bed, and consonant y in you. See Guide to Pronunciation, /10.
  17. The call boy whose turn it is to answer the call, which is often the word "front," used as an exclamation.

Front Quotations

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
Albert Camus

It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.
Nelson Mandela

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
Henry David Thoreau

You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plow right ahead. - George Lucas
You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plow right ahead.
George Lucas

What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Front Translations

front in Dutch is voorzijde, voorkant
front in French is front
front in German is Vorderseite
front in Italian is facciata, facciata
front in Latin is frons
front in Norwegian is front, forside, fasade
front in Portuguese is parte dianteira
front in Spanish is fachada, delantera
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