English adjective: front
|1.||front relating to or located in the front|
|Samples||The front lines.|
The front porch.
|Similar||advance, advanced, foremost, frontal, frontmost, head-on, in advance|
|See also||anterior, first, fore|
English noun: front
|1.||front (location) the side that is forward or prominent|
|Synonyms||forepart, front end|
|Broader (hypernym)||face, side|
|Narrower (hyponym)||forefront, head|
|Antonyms||back end, backside, rear|
|2.||front (location) the line along which opposing armies face each other|
|Synonyms||battlefront, front line|
|Part meronym||battlefield, battleground, field, field of battle, field of honor|
|3.||front (cognition) the outward appearance of a person|
|Samples||He put up a bold front.|
|4.||front (artifact) the side that is seen or that goes first|
|Narrower (hyponym)||bow, facade, face, fore, frontage, frontal, frontispiece, nose, nose, nose cone, ogive, prow, shirtfront, shopfront, stem, storefront|
|5.||front (person) a person used as a cover for some questionable activity|
|Synonyms||figurehead, front man, nominal head, straw man, strawman|
|Broader (hypernym)||beguiler, cheat, cheater, deceiver, slicker, trickster|
|6.||front (state) a sphere of activity involving effort|
|Samples||The Japanese were active last week on the diplomatic front.|
They advertise on many different fronts.
|Broader (hypernym)||area, arena, domain, field, orbit, sphere|
|7.||front (phenomenon) (meteorology) the atmospheric phenomenon created at the boundary between two different air masses|
|Broader (hypernym)||atmospheric phenomenon|
|Narrower (hyponym)||cold front, occluded front, occlusion, polar front, warm front|
|8.||front (location) the immediate proximity of someone or something|
|Samples||She blushed in his presence.|
He sensed the presence of danger.
He was well behaved in front of company.
|9.||front (location) the part of something that is nearest to the normal viewer|
|Samples||He walked to the front of the stage.|
|Broader (hypernym)||place, position|
|10.||front (group) a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals|
|Samples||He was a charter member of the movement.|
Politicians have to respect a mass movement.
He led the national liberation front.
|Synonyms||movement, social movement|
|Broader (hypernym)||social group|
|Narrower (hyponym)||art movement, artistic movement, Boy Scouts, Civil Rights movement, common front, cultural movement, ecumenism, falun gong, Fighting French, Free French, oecumenism, political movement, reform movement, religious movement, Zionism, Zionist movement|
English verb: front
|1.||front (stative) be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to|
|Samples||The house looks north.|
My backyard look onto the pond.
The building faces the park.
|Examples||His fields front mine at this point|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s something|
|2.||front (competition) confront bodily|
|Samples||Breast the storm.|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something
|Broader (hypernym)||confront, face|