Front

Definition of Front

Pronunciation: frŭnt
n.1.The forehead or brow, the part of the face above the eyes; sometimes, also, the whole face.
Bless'd with his father's front, his mother's tongue.
- Pope.
His front yet threatens, and his frowns command.
- Prior.
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;
The inhabitants showed a bold front.
- Macaulay.
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.
Had he his hurts before?
Ay, on the front.
- Shak.
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.
The very head and front of my offending.
- Shak.
6.That which covers the foremost part of the head: a front piece of false hair worn by women.
Like any plain Miss Smith's, who wears s front.
- Mrs. Browning.
7.The beginning.
8.(Fort.) All the works along one side of the polygon inclosing the site which is fortified.
9.(Phon.) 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.
10.The call boy whose turn it is to answer the call, which is often the word "front," used as an exclamation.
Bastioned front
(Mil.) a curtain connerting two half bastions.
Front door
the door in the front wall of a building, usually the principal entrance.
Front of fortification
the works constructed upon any one side of a polygon.
Front of operations
all that part of the field of operations in front of the successive positions occupied by the army as it moves forward.
- Farrow.
To come to the front
to attain prominence or leadership.
- Farrow.
a.1.Of or relating to the front or forward part; having a position in front; foremost; as, a front view.
v. t.1.To oppose face to face; to oppose directly; to meet in a hostile manner.
[imp. & p. p. Fronted; p. pr. & vb. n. Fronting.]
You four shall front them in the narrow lane.
- Shak.
2.To appear before; to meet.
[Enid] daily fronted him
In some fresh splendor.
- Tennyson.
3.To face toward; to have the front toward; to confront; as, the house fronts the street.
And then suddenly front the changed reality.
- J. Morley.
4.To stand opposed or opposite to, or over against as, his house fronts the church.
5.To adorn in front; to supply a front to; as, to front a house with marble; to front a head with laurel.
Yonder walls, that pertly front your town.
- Shak.
1.To have or turn the face or front in any direction; as, the house fronts toward the east.

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