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fronts, plural;
  1. Of or at the front
    • - the front cover of the magazine
    • - she was in the front yard
  2. (of a vowel sound) Formed by raising the body of the tongue, excluding the blade and tip, toward the hard palate

  1. Used to summon someone to the front or to command them to assume a forward-facing position, as in calling a bellhop to the front desk or giving orders to troops on parade
    • - scouts, front and center!
  1. (of a building or piece of land) Have the front facing or directed toward
    • - the houses that front Beacon Street
    • - we sold the uphill land that fronted on the road
  2. Be or stand in front of
    • - they reached the hedge fronting the garden
  3. Stand face to face with; confront
    • - Tom fronted him with unwavering eyes
  4. Provide (something) with a front or facing of a particular type or material
    • - a metal box fronted by an alloy panel
    • - a glass-fronted bookcase
  5. Lead or be the most prominent member in (an organization, activity, or group of musicians)
    • - the group is fronted by two girl singers
  6. Present or host (a television or radio program)

  7. Act as a front or cover for someone or something acting illegally or wishing to conceal something
    • - he fronted for them in illegal property deals
  8. Articulate (a vowel sound) with the tongue further forward
    • - all speakers use raised and fronted variants more in spontaneous speech
  9. Place (a sentence element) at the beginning of a sentence instead of in its usual position, typically for emphasis or as feature of some dialects, as in horrible it was

  1. The side or part of an object that presents itself to view or that is normally seen or used first; the most forward part of something
    • - a page at the front of the book had been torn out
    • - he sealed the envelope and wrote on the front
  2. The position directly ahead of someone or something; the most forward position or place
    • - she quickly turned her head to face the front
  3. The forward-facing part of a person's body, on the opposite side to their back

  4. The part of a garment covering this
    • - oatmeal slopped from the tray on to his shirt front
  5. A woman's bust or cleavage

  6. Any face of a building, esp. that of the main entrance
    • - the west front of the cathedral
  7. The foremost line or part of an armed force; the furthest position that an army has reached and where the enemy is or may be engaged
    • - his regiment was immediately sent to the front
  8. The direction toward which a line of troops faces when formed

  9. A particular formation of troops for battle

  10. A particular situation or sphere of operation
    • - there was some good news on the jobs front
  11. An organized political group
    • - the United Democratic Front
  12. The forward edge of an advancing mass of air

  13. An appearance or form of behavior assumed by a person to conceal their genuine feelings
    • - she put on a brave front
  14. A person or organization serving as a cover for subversive or illegal activities
    • - they run a shoe shop, which is a front for a drugs operation
  15. A well-known or prestigious person who acts as a representative, rather than an active member, of an organization

  16. Boldness and confidence of manner
    • - he's got a bit of talent and a lot of front
  17. A person's face or forehead

  1. front(a): relating to or located in the front; "the front lines"; "the front porch"
  2. the side that is forward or prominent
  3. be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to; "The house looks north"; "My backyard look onto the pond"; "The building faces the park"
  4. battlefront: the line along which opposing armies face each other
  5. confront bodily; "breast the storm"
  6. the outward appearance of a person; "he put up a bold front"
  7. The Hollywood blacklist—as the broader entertainment industry blacklist is generally known—was the mid-twentieth-century list of screenwriters, actors, directors, musicians, and other U.S. ...
  8. Front was first published by Cabal Communications in 1998, it was created to rival IPC's publication Loaded, catering to a demographic of 16-25 year-old males. ...
  9. A weather front is a boundary separating two masses of air of different densities, and is the principal cause of meteorological phenomena. In surface weather analyses, fronts are depicted using various colored lines and symbols, depending on the type of front. ...
  10. A military front or battlefront is a contested armed frontier between opposing forces. This can be a local or tactical front, or it can range to a theater. A typical front was the Western Front in France and Belgium in World War I.
  11. The Front Party (abbreviated FRONTAS; Fronto partija) was a socialist political party in Lithuania established in 2008 by Algirdas Paleckis. It participated in the 2008 Lithuanian parliamentary elections but failed to reach the 5% cutoff and sent no members to the Seimas.
  12. Front (фронт, front) was the term used by the Russian Empire during the First World War for the largest fighting formation. The term was also later used by the Red Army (see Front (Soviet Army).
  13. The foremost side of something or the end that faces the direction it normally moves; The side of a building with the main entrance; A person or institution acting as the public face of some other, covert group; The interface or transition zone between two airmasses of different density, often ...
  14. (fronting) A phonological relationship where a front vowel is found in place of a relative back vowel in an inflected form of a word; An analogous relationship between the vowel sounds in a dialect of a language relative to the language standard or an earlier form of the language
  15. (frontness) Quality of being a front vowel
  16. (Fronting) Defensive positioning whereby the hole guard gets in the passing lane (between the ball and the hole set), thereby preventing the hole set from receiving a pass.
  17. (FRONTING) A procedure in which a primary insurer acts as the insurer of record by issuing a policy, but then passes the entire risk to a reinsurer in exchange for a commission. ...
  18. (Fronting) Peak shape in which the front part of the peak (before the apex) in a chromatogram tapers in advance of the remainder of the peak; that is, the front is less steep than the rear. The peak has an asymmetric distribution with a leading edge. ...
  19. (Fronting) Most commonly refers to the practice of a non-admitted insurer (or an insured with a captive insurance company) contracting with a licensed insurer to issue an insurance policy for regulatory or certification purposes.
  20. (Fronting (Front)) Strategy used when insurance evidence is needed by captive insureds. For a predetermined price, the insurer agrees to serve as the front, and will issue a written policy to cover a risk or a small percentage of it. ...
  21. (Fronting) (or fronted):  The process whereby a sound of speech (usually a vowel) is pronounced at a more front position in the mouth.  This usually means some part of the tongue is pushed further forward; however, it can also entail any part of the vocal apparatus. ...
  22. (Fronting) (v) Somebody attempting to start a quarrel. "Stop fronting me".
  23. (Fronting) An Insider who has control of the body is said to be Fronting.
  24. (Fronting) Parents breaking the law by insuring their child’s car in their name – or ‘fronting’. It is technically fraud and the consequences if caught are serious for both parent and offspring.
  25. (Fronting) The practice, in reinsurance, of the ceding company retaining only a small portion of a risk and ceding the remainder to a reinsurer.