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Webster's Dictionary [1]

(1): ( n.) 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.

(2): ( n.) The forehead or brow, the part of the face above the eyes; sometimes, also, the whole face.

(3): ( n.) 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.

(4): ( n.) 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.

(5): ( v. t.) To have or turn the face or front in any direction; as, the house fronts toward the east.

(6): ( n.) The most conspicuous part.

(7): ( n.) That which covers the foremost part of the head: a front piece of false hair worn by women.

(8): ( n.) The beginning.

(9): ( a.) Of or relating to the front or forward part; having a position in front; foremost; as, a front view.

(10): ( v. t.) To oppose face to face; to oppose directly; to meet in a hostile manner.

(11): ( v. t.) To appear before; to meet.

(12): ( v. t.) To stand opposed or opposite to, or over against as, his house fronts the church.

(13): ( v. t.) To adorn in front; to supply a front to; as, to front a house with marble; to front a head with laurel.

(14): ( v. t.) To face toward; to have the front toward; to confront; as, the house fronts the street.

(15): ( n.) 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.

(16): ( n.) The call boy whose turn it is to answer the call, which is often the word "front," used as an exclamation.

(17): ( n.) All the works along one side of the polygon inclosing the site which is fortified.

King James Dictionary [2]

Front, n. L. frons, frontis Gr. the nose.

1. Properly, the forehead, or part of the face above the eyes hence, the whole face.

His front yet threatens, and his frowns command.

2. The forehead or face, as expressive of the temper or disposition as a fold front, equivalent to boldness or impudence. So a hardened front is shamelessness. 3. The forepart of any thing as the front of a house, the principal face or side. 4. The forepart or van of an army or a body of troops. 5. The part or place before the face, or opposed to it, or to the forepart of a thing. He stood in front of his troops. The road passes in front of his house. 6. The most conspicuous part or particular. 7. Impudence as men of front.


1. To oppose face to face to oppose directly.

I shall front thee, like some staring ghost, with all my wrongs about me.

2. To stand opposed or opposite, or over against any thing as, his house fronts the church.


1. To stand foremost. 2. To have the face or front towards any point of compass.