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Definition of "front" []

  • The forward part or surface, as of a building. (noun)
  • The area, location, or position directly before or ahead. (noun)
  • A position of leadership or superiority. (noun)
  • The forehead or face, especially of a bird or other animal. (noun)
  • Demeanor or bearing, especially in the presence of danger or difficulty. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "front" in a sentence
  • "From the inner side of the front crescent, a crescentic _front ridge_ passes inwards and backwards, and its inner face enlarges into a strong longitudinal fold or _pillar_."
  • "From the inner side of the front crescent, a crescentic _front ridge_ passes inwards and backwards, and its inner face enlarges into a strong longitudinal fold or _pillar."
  • "It will be observed that this movement of the French reserve along the whole front was the cause of five victories, neither of which had decisive results, _because the attacks were made in front_, and because, when the cities were relieved, the allied armies not being cut through, and the French reserve moving on to the different points in succession, none of the victories was pushed to its legitimate consequences."