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Etymology

From Middle English frount: forehead, brow, front

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
front

Plural
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front ({{{1}}})
  1. The side or end of something that faces the direction it normally moves.
  2. The side of a building with the main entrance.
  3. A person or institution acting as the public face of some other, covert group
  4. An area where armies are engaged in conflict, especially the line of contact.
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The interface or transition zone between two airmasses of different density. Since the temperature distribution is the most important regulator of atmospheric density, a front almost invariably separates airmasses of different temperature. Fronts receive their names from the movement of the air masses involved.
  6. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) An area where masses of warm and cold air meet, often resulting in precipitation.
  7. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The lateral space occupied by an element measured from the extremity of one flank to the extremity of the other flank.
  8. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The direction of the enemy.
  9. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) When a combat situation does not exist or is not assumed, the direction toward which the command is faced.
  10. (obsolete) A major military subdivision of the Soviet Army.

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Adjective

front (not comparable)

Positive
front

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Located at or near the front.
    The front runner was thirty meters ahead of her nearest competitor.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Of a vowel pronounced near the tip of the tongue.

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Verb

Infinitive
to front

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to front (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To lead or be the spokesperson of a group.
  2. (intransitive) To provide money or financial assistance in advance.
    If you can't afford to buy it, I will front you the money.
  3. "To put on airs," or to pretend.

Translations


Catalan

Noun

front, m.

  1. front

French

Pronunciation

Noun

front m. (plural fronts)

  1. forehead

Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

front c (pl fronter, def sing fronten, def pl fronterna)

  1. The front end or side of something.
    Bilen hade fått en ful buckla på fronten.
    "There was an ugly bump on the front of the car."
  2. front - the area were two armies are fighting each other.
    På västfronten intet nytt (All Quiet on the Western Front, book by Erich Maria Remarque)
  3. front - area were hot and cold air meet
  4. front - one aspect of a larger undertaking which is temporarily seen as a separate undertaking in order to evaluate its progress in relationship to the whole.

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