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English adjective: front

1. front relating to or located in the front


SamplesThe front lines.
The front porch.


Similaradvance, advanced, foremost, frontal, frontmost, head-on, in advance


See alsoanterior, first, fore


Antonymsback


English noun: front

1. front (location) the side that is forward or prominent


Synonymsforepart, front end


Broader (hypernym)face, side


Narrower (hyponym)forefront, head


Antonymsback end, backside, rear

2. front (location) the line along which opposing armies face each other


Synonymsbattlefront, front line


Broader (hypernym)line


Part meronymbattlefield, battleground, field, field of battle, field of honor

3. front (cognition) the outward appearance of a person


SamplesHe put up a bold front.


Broader (hypernym)appearance

4. front (artifact) the side that is seen or that goes first


Broader (hypernym)side


Narrower (hyponym)bow, facade, face, fore, frontage, frontal, frontispiece, nose, nose, nose cone, ogive, prow, shirtfront, shopfront, stem, storefront


Antonymsback, rear

5. front (person) a person used as a cover for some questionable activity


Synonymsfigurehead, front man, nominal head, straw man, strawman


Broader (hypernym)beguiler, cheat, cheater, deceiver, slicker, trickster

6. front (state) a sphere of activity involving effort


SamplesThe 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


Domain categorymeteorology

8. front (location) the immediate proximity of someone or something


SamplesShe blushed in his presence.
He sensed the presence of danger.
He was well behaved in front of company.


Synonymspresence


Broader (hypernym)proximity

9. front (location) the part of something that is nearest to the normal viewer


SamplesHe walked to the front of the stage.


Broader (hypernym)place, position


Antonymsback, rear

10. front (group) a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals


SamplesHe was a charter member of the movement.
Politicians have to respect a mass movement.
He led the national liberation front.


Synonymsmovement, 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


SamplesThe house looks north.
My backyard look onto the pond.
The building faces the park.


ExamplesHis fields front mine at this point


Synonymsface, look


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)lie


Narrower (hyponym)confront


Verb groupface


Antonymsback

2. front (competition) confront bodily


SamplesBreast the storm.


Synonymsbreast


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)confront, face









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